Electricity Canada & Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada Strengthen Ties

January 16, 2023

News Release

January 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.”

About Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada Inc.

The Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada Inc. supports Canada’s clean energy transition by advocating for the smart energy sector. Through education, vendor support, business model innovation and smart grid technology, we will leverage our position in the Canadian energy sector to create impact. We are dedicated to building a clean energy future for the benefit of all Canadians.

More at: www.sgin.ca

About Electricity Canada

Founded in 1891, Electricity Canada (formerly the Canadian Electricity Association) is the national forum and voice of Canada’s evolving and innovative electricity business association supports, through its advocacy efforts, the regional, national, and international success of its members. Electricity Canada members generate, transmit, and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional customers across Canada. Members include integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, power marketers, manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology, and services. Electricity Canada is the national voice for sustainable electricity for its members and the customers they serve as the country works towards a Net Zero by 2050 future.

More at: https://www.electricity.ca/


Electricity Canada
Francis Bradley, President & CEO

Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada Inc.
Greg Robart, CEO