Smart Grids

Project Concept Questionnaire

The Call for Project Concept Questionnaires (PCQ) under the Smart Grids Component of GI Phase II is now closed following the submission deadline of 23:59 EDT, October 2, 2017.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be launched early this winter. Please watch this website for updates.

The electricity sector accounts for 78 Mt or 11% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in CanadaFootnote 1. Smart grids are a key enabler for GHG mitigation as they increase the hosting capacity of renewable generation, improve asset utilization and increase resiliency. Co-benefits of smart grids include improving efficiency and conservation efforts, facilitating microgrids and costumer owned generation, managing energy storage for a multitude of stacked applications, autonomous demand response and increasing grid visibility. Smart grids help ensure safer and more secure delivery of electricity, foundations for new market structures and a higher quality of service for customers.

ComponentsFootnote 2

  • Smart Grid Demonstrations and Deployment
    Up to $100M will be invested over four years from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2022 to support larger sale demonstrations of promising near-commercial smart grid technologies, and deployment of proven smart grid integrated systems to reduce GHG emissions, better utilize existing electricity assets and foster innovation and clean jobs.