Electricity Canada and Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada Enter Collaborative Agreement

January 27, 2023

Electricity Canada and Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada have entered into a collaborative agreement to share knowledge and create a climate of cooperation that initiates a new direction for both organizations to better serve the professional needs of the members, industry, and community. This agreement will increase collaboration to benefit industry in Canada and support the federal and provincial governments to increase the clean generation in our energy mix.

In Canada and globally, there is an increasing focus on renewable energy playing a leading role in creating jobs while contributing to a diversified, resilient, low-carbon economy. Canada has many unique and untapped opportunities in smart energy, renewable energy, clean technology, ocean technology, electricity infrastructure, and sustainable buildings that can contribute to economic development and ensure a long-term resilient future for the country. Electricity Canada and SGIN share goals in this endeavour and the purpose of this agreement are to recognize opportunities for mutual support.

Francis Bradley, President and CEO of Electricity Canada said “The key to bringing the energy sector toward a low carbon economy is collaboration. It’s through initiatives like this one with the Smart Grid Innovation Network that we can help solve the most pressing issues facing our sector and support innovation. As leaders in the industry, this partnership between Electricity Canada and its members and SGIN will ensure that energy transition benefits all Canadians and future generations to come.”

On this new collaboration, Jeff Mocha, Chief Engineering & Innovation Officer at OEC and SGIN Board Chair said “Energy Transition and Electrification present so many challenges, but also opportunities for innovation and collaboration across Canada that improve our energy resilience on our path to net zero. We look forward to working closely with Electricity Canada to advance the industry in Canada. Working together, we can build partnerships and share information that will support advancement of the entire ecosystem.”

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