April 16, 2019 | 2:45–3:30 pm
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.
Pat Bourne, CEO, EQUS will provide an overview of the Ultra Rural Smart Grid project and a perspective on challenges and opportunities for smart grids in ultra-rural communities in Alberta.
Brent Staeban, Director Business Development, NB Power
About Brent Staeben
Brent is the Director responsible for Smart Energy Community projects at NB Power and part of the founding group of smart energy business leaders who created the Smart Grid Innovation Network in 2015.
Trained as an economist and health policy expert, and with a career spent working across various executive positions in communications, marketing and customer experience inside government and crown corporations, he’s spent the past two years pursuing opportunities to site innovative new smart grid projects in New Brunswick communities. This includes helping form the Atlantic Smart Grid Consortium with Emera, NS Power and Siemens Canada in early 2017 to pursue federal innovation funding opportunities for the Maritimes.
Brent’s primary area of interest in the coming energy transition is leveraging New Brunswick’s leadership position in this space to the benefit of New Brunswick companies and the provincial economy and in helping New Brunswickers better understand the multitude of challenges that the province will face as it manages its way through this revolution in the energy sector.