2021 IESO Summit-Lite

2021 Summit-Lite: Focus on Innovation - June 22, 2021

As Ontario’s electricity system evolves, the opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources to contribute to system reliability grows. On June 22, the IESO will host a virtual ‘Summit-Lite’ event to kickoff the June Stakeholder Engagement Meetings (June 22-24).  The format for this year has changed to adapt to current realities, offering an experience that allows for greater participation. Energy thought leaders from across the sector will share their perspectives on topics ranging from the advancement of distributed energy resource markets in Ontario and globally, as well as the ongoing role of innovation in providing solutions to system needs.

Please register in advance by completing the registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Agenda Item

9:00 am

Session Kickoff

  • Lesley Gallinger, President and CEO, IESO

9:15 am 

Keynote Speaker

Randolph Brazier from the UK’s Energy Networks Association will deliver keynote remarks about the progress that has been made in integrating DERs into the UK’s electricity grid and the growing role of DERs in meeting system needs.

Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems, Energy Networks Association (UK)

10:00 am

Panel Discussion - DERs: How they will shape Ontario’s future

  • Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug’n Drive
  • Matthew Higgins, Director, Integrated Planning & Modernization, Toronto Hydro
  • Aaron Lampe, President, Workbench Energy
  • Moderator: Candice Trickey, Director, Corporate Affairs, IESO

11:00 am


11:15 am

OEB and IESO Collaboration on Innovation -  Introducing new opportunities to collaborate on DER integration in Ontario

  • Katherine Sparkes, Director, Innovation, Research & Development, IESO
  • Ceiran Bishop, Director, Strategic Policy, Ontario Energy Board (OEB)

11:30 am

A Spotlight on Innovation

A conversation between Shivam Saxena, President of Hero Energy and Engineering and Pat Lo, Senior Manager of Partnerships, Innovation, Research, and Development to learn about Hero Engineering’s partnership with Sky Clean Energy and their Optimal Vehicle to Grid Charging System Considering Solar, Storage, and User Privacy project funded through the Grid Innovation Fund.

12:15 pm

Closing Remarks