Since 2012, the Government of Ontario has been proposing a merger of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Energy Systems Operator (IESO), saying that such a merger would save taxpayers and ratepayers millions of dollars. The merger was made official in late 2014 and has been […]
Following the Long Term Energy Plan’s committing Ontario to 50MW of energy storage, the OPA and the IESO have created a framework for moving forward including a two-phase RFP. Their joint report and the response from the Minister of Energy are available here. The report outlines a dual-track approach to energy storage with a diverse […]
July 9, 2013– Toronto, ON – Following M1 Energy Seminar #5 re. Natural Gas: Impact On The Energy Mix, a survey was conducted asking participants to state their most important learning or “take-away”. The seminar featured eight minute presentations by:
Bryan Gormley, Director, […]
June 12, 2013 – Toronto, ON – Following M1 Seminar #4 re. Energy Storage: Selection and Deployment Strategies, a survey was conducted asking participants to state their most important learning or “take-away”.
Top Ten Learnings
The Top Ten learnings, take-aways or comments from the group are provided here on an anonymous basis. The learnings below […]
May 31, 2013 – Toronto, ON – Mindfirst announced two additions to the panelist roster of the next M1 Seminar entitled Energy Storage: Selection and Deployment Strategies will be held on June 6. Participants may register at http://mindfirstenergyseminar4.eventbrite.com. New participants are George Pessione, Director, Resource Integration from Ontario Power […]
April 24, 2013 – Toronto, ON – Mindfirst today hosted a luncheon seminar on the topic Nuclear Power: The Case for Refurbishment. The private forum was attended by executives, academics, policy makers, professionals and representatives from several stakeholder groups. Opening remarks were made by: Amir Shalaby, Vice President of Power System Planning, Ontario Power Authority […]
April 5, 2013 – Mindfirst Inc. (M1) announced the next M1 Seminar to be held on April 24 will discuss nuclear power in Ontario. The upcoming refurbishment project at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station is intended to provide secure, safe, clean and economical energy for future generations.
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The OPA’s Technology Development Fund (TD Fund) was set up to augment R&D investment in Ontario’s energy sector which, according to the Ontario Centers of Excellence, is just 0.5% of annual revenues. In comparison, the Telecommunications industry in Ontario invests nearly 20% of its annual revenues into Research & Development.
Pre-commercial technologies or applications typically […]