Continental Breakfast and Registration
Welcome by Tracey Forrest and Ian Rowlands (event Co-chairs)
Panel 1 - What are Smart Energy Networks?
Moderator: Dr. Ian Rowlands
The purpose of this panel is to review the concept of 'smart energy networks', noting how they 'link' to other terms in use (e.g., 'smart grids') and how they are perceived in different parts of the world. Participants, when registering, will have been asked to contribute their own definition of 'smart energy networks' (amongst other information); this information will be used in developing the material.
- Dr. Joachim Knebel, Chief Science Officer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
- Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Executive Director, WISE
Panel 2 - The Value Proposition
Moderator: Dr. Olaf Weber
This panel will open with a presentation on the potential costs and benefits of smart energy networks. Our international guests will present international case studies with emphasis on the value proposition of smart energy networks. The case studies will reflect the integrative nature of SEN (incl. the convergence of multiple energy sources and ICT) where benefits, costs and risks have been quantified and/or qualified.
- Dr. Peter Lund, Professor, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland
- Mr. Koji Arita, Deputy Mayor, Toyota City
- David Simpson, Vice President, In-franchise Sales and Marketing and Customer Care
Union Gas Limited
Panel 3 - Lessons From the Past: A Way Forward
Moderator: Dr. Catherine Rosenberg
The industry is going through changes that show similarities with what happened to the Telcos about 25 years ago. Are there any lessons to be learned from that past? Mistakes to be avoided? In particular, new opportunities bring new players and new services. What are they? And how to ease the integration of these new players and new services in an ecosystem which is still highly regulated?
- Jeffrey Taft, Cisco Connected Energy Networks Chief Architect
- Malcolm Metcalfe, Founder, Chief Technology Officer, ENBALA Power Networks
- Bruce Campbell, President & CEO, IESO
Panel 4 - Research, Development and Demonstration Needs
Moderator: Dr. Eric Croiset
This panel will examine possible barriers and roadblocks to the development of smart energy networks from a technological, economical and, possibly, societal points of view. What needs to be done to overcome those obstacles? Do we need more R&D, more demonstration? Is there an appetite for Canadian or Province-specific smart energy network roadmaps?
- William Smith, Senior Vice President, Energy Sector, Siemens Canada Ltd.
- Dr. Evgueniy Entchev, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
- Mr. Daryl Wilson, President and CEO, Hydrogenics Corporation
Panel 5 - Reflection and Realization
Moderator: Paul Murphy
Reactions from the panel on the day's proceedings (based on questions, comments and reactions collected during the day from participants). Panel remarks followed by informal discussion within small groups (tables), and key messages communicated with audience.
- Jim Burpee, President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association
- Bruce Orloff, Canadian Smart Grid Leader, IBM Canada
- Mel Ydreos, Executive Director, EnergyVantage
Concluding Remarks by Tracey Forrest and Ian Rowlands (event Co-chairs)
Reception at the MaRS Collaboration Centre Café