The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association will host an event to present the proposed Combined Energy Options Ontario (CEOO) study on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.
The CEOO study has been proposed by OSEA’s Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee, a member based committee that has made numerous successful recommendations to Ontario’s energy policies and regulatory frameworks in the past. The study is being proposed in partnership with the Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel Germany and a Canadian academic consortium.
The proposed CEOO study is a comprehensive investigation of Ontario’s energy systems for power, heating, cooling and transportation, as well as Ontario's sustainable energy resources. Based thereon, this project aims to develop simulations and models for a future 100% sustainable – low carbon, combined energy system. For details on the LTEP/CEOO Working group, please click here.
Click here to view the Executive Summary of the CEOO project.
Key Agenda Items & Speakers:
- Ontario’s Electricity Grid: Today & Tomorrow, Michael Lyle, Vice President, IESO
- Ontario’s Gas Grid: Today & Tomorrow, David Teichroeb, Business Development – New Ventures, Enbridge Gas Distribution
- Electricity Planning in Transition, Mr. Birendra N. Singh, IESO Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Energy, Ryerson University
Click here to view the full agenda.
- Presentation of CEOO project overview by OSEA – Dr. Christine Koenig, Chair of OSEA's LTEP/ CEOO Working Group
- Round-table Discussion on the Importance of a Combined Approach to Energy Planning:
Presenters & Ms. Madelein McPhearson, University of Toronto & Mr. Kelton Friedrich, McMaster University
Moderator: Dawn Lambe, Executive Director, Biomass North Development Centre
With this workshop, OSEA seeks to present this ambitious and world-class study proposal to potential industry partners, such as yourself, with the goal to spark your interest in participating in the consortium that oversees this project. Industry partners will help make this undertaking possible with financial contributions that will complement our research funding applications and oversee the direction and progress of the project as members of the steering committee.
We are convinced that the results of this study will reveal the most efficient paths forward in terms of future energy system planning in Ontario and will educate political decision makers and technical experts alike. Hence, if you are concerned about the future of Ontario’s energy system and would like to understand and influence its direction, you may find that your participation in this initiative is vital.
If you have questions about the event or the CEOO study, please email Christine@ontariosustainability.ca.
Background: This study proposal is based on a similar project undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institute IWES. Click here to view reports and videos of the Kombikraftwerk 2 (aka. combined power plant or virtual power plant) initiative.