Smart Energy 2019 Agenda
Registration Opens at 7:30 AM Each Day


Day 1’s WORKSHOP SESSIONS from 8:30am to 12 noon are presented by the conference partners and open to all delegates and invited guests. Workshop sessions are allocated to conference partners on a first-come, first served basis.

8:30–9:15 am

Room A – Emera Workshop Session

Room B 

Room C

9:30-10:15 am

Room A

Room B –Demand Response & Peak Shaving – Leveraging technology and Behind the Meter Storage to integrate renewables into the grid. Presented by SpryPoint

Room C –Springboard Workshop Session

10:30-11:15 am

Room A

Room B

Room C –Springboard Workshop Session

11:30 am-12:15 pm

Room A

Room B –Springboard Workshop Session

Room C

ALL AM- 1v1 Meetings by appointment

12:15-12:30 pm

Buffet Lunch Served

12:30-1:15 pm

Keynote I- Building A Collaborative Energy Community
Listen in on why the demand for a smart energy community is changing how utilities, corporations, innovators, manufacturers, governments, researchers and consumers look at interfacing with one another in a collaborative way.

1:15-1:45 pm

Network Break

1:45–2:30 pm
Keynote II– Roundtable “Renewable Energy Commitments”
A “state of the union” look at what this region’s as well as our neighbours in the northeast and in other provinces have in place for smart and renewable energy commitments.
Moderator: Jon Sorenson– President -NECBC (New England Canadian Business Council)

2:30–2:45 pm
Network Break

2:45–3:30 pm

Room A: Community Smart Grid  – Case studies explore how design and manufacturing technologies are employed in building smart-micro grid applications in rural communities.
Bruce Nagy, Consultant looks at modern city projects being deployed by Toronto-Sidewalk Labs-Google.

Room B: Blockchain & IOT – How is blockchain and the internet-of-things playing a role to provide a more secure and reliable environment for utilities to consumers.

Room C: Community Hackathon -Finding solutions for community energy challenges

3:30- 3:45 pm

Network Break

3:45–4:30 pm

Room A: Pros & Cons of Energy Storage
Let’s look at how effective some of the leading edge storage projects have been over the recent past and where we need to be going forward.

Room BResearch Spotlight– Project Updates from Nova Scotia Community College, Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, St. Mary’s University and others.

Room CHydrogen- Air to Fuel Technologies
An inside look with carbon Engineering’s technology to produce global-scale quantities of clean fuels that are drop-in compatible with today’s transportation infrastructure and engines, but add little or no fossil carbon emissions to the atmosphere.
Anna Stukas, Business Development, Carbon Engineering

4:30–5:15 pm

Pipeline Pitches

5:15–7:00 pm

Kitchen Party Reception


8:30–9:15 am

Keynote III –Roundtable on Regs & Communities– Provincial Ministers share their views on the regulatory framework required to welcome smart & renewable energy projects into our communities.

9:15–9:45 am

Network Break

9:45- 10:30 am

Keynote IV – Disruption & Beyond

David Layzell is Director- Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research Initiative and will provide thought provoking insight into the new Transition Pathway Accelerator for energy systems, how the energy sector is changing our freight infrastructure across Canada and how Personal Mobility initiatives will disrupt the EV and personal driving sector.

10:30-10:45 am

Network Break

10:45- 11:30 am

Room A: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Discover the new technologies in electric transportation and the design behind the infrastructure in our communities.

Room B: Ocean Tech
Emerging technologies are often seen as disruptors and many of the ocean technologies currently being developed are just that and could be tomorrow’s game changers as this session will seek to explore.

Room C: Wind A Mix of Onshore/Offshore
Is offshore wind development a reality for Atlantic Canada and if so does it integrate with onshore projects and at what cost?

11:30-11:40 am


11:45-12:30 pm

Room A: Leading Energy Efficiency Initiatives
Let’s deep dive into some successful efficiency initiatives from various areas and hear what the future may have in store for our energy conscientious communities.

Room B: Solar, Enhanced Net Metering
Case studies look at the outcomes of using solar pv, net metering and other technologies in many of our regional communities.

Room C: Spotlight on Smart Energy Projects– Join this session to hear about some amazing work being done in smart energy from Efficiency NS, QUEST, CAGBC, COVE, Solar NS and others.

12:30–1:40 pm

General Luncheon- Keynote V: Decentralizing Energy in Communities
Anouk Kendall
, President, Decentralised Energy Canada elaborates on the relationship between our energy communities across Canada and the role decentralized energy is and will need to play.

1:45 pm

Pitch Winners Announced

2:00-4:00 pm

Career Showcase –A new feature showcasing post secondary students/grads to smart energy delegates

Offsite Tours –Travel to prearranged sites, demos, labs, infrastructure