- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
New Developments in the Smart Grid Sector
With billions of dollars being invested globally into Smart Grid technology, the industry is rapidly diversifying its product and service offerings that include advanced metering, demand response, home/building energy management, distribution grid management, and grid interconnection and monitoring. This session will explore new developments in the smart grid sector including regulation, security risks, infrastructure bottlenecks, innovative partnerships, and emerging technologies.
Jim Burpee, President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association, Canada
Eric Deschenes, Vice President of Infrastructure Business, Schneider Electric, Canada
Annabelle Lee, Technical Executive - Cyber Security, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
Gary Murphy, Chief Project Officer, Smart Metering & Infrastructure, BC Hydro, Canada