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March 4th: Free community education workshop on the future of the Ontario grid

Join us tonight (March 4th) in Kinburn as CAFES Ottawa - Community Associations For Environmental Sustainability - hosts a free community education workshop on the future of the Ontario grid. It will be held at the West Carleton Community Complex in Kinburn from 6:30pm-9pm tonight.


This workshop is for the community as a whole where we dive deep into the mysteries of our power grid. Join us for presentations and a panel of experts as we explore what it is, how it works and how it is evolving.


EVENT OBJECTIVE: Public education & community engagement on coming changes to Ontario electricity grid


PROGRAM

6:15 Doors open

6:30-7:00 Snacks and Welcome from Councillor Clarke Kelly

7:00 to 7: 50 Presentations by a panel of experts (see bios below)

-1- Dr. Henry Schriemer, University of Ottawa, Electrical Engineering

Topic: Introduction to the Grid and grid evolution; role of the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO)

-2- Trevor Freeman, Hydro Ottawa

Topic: Grid innovation, stability and resiliency

-3- Dr. Jocelyn Zuliani, Hatch Engineering

Topic: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), peak load, energy resiliency and safety standards

-4- Deputy Chief Nathan Adams, Ottawa Fire Services

Topic: Emergency Response, the grid and BESS

7:50 - 8:10 Questions and Answers

8:10 - 8:40 Community Break Out Groups

What should effective local grid energy project consultations look like?

8:40 - 8:55 Key Suggestions from Community (rapporteurs)

8:55 - 9:00 Wrap up - Councillor Clarke Kelly


FREE -- ALL WELCOME

This is a public event and will be recorded by video


For more details and to RSVP visit this link: The Grid Explained Tickets, Mon, Mar 4, 2024 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite




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