Smart Grid Fund – Primary project: Load Aggregation & Control Projects

Objectives/background/needs: Ontario Ministry of Energy awarded large funds awards to technology development companies in smart grid.  Ministry needed an owner engineer who could provide technical inputs to the project scope and meeting objectives, review deliverables of the contractors, review progress and reports.

Key deliverables and solution provided: Reviewed and provided technical advice on Primary project; electricity load aggregation and control technologies including technologies related to communication and control of industrial and commercial equipment; and interface with electricity system operator (IESO Ontario).  Assessed technical risks and proposed mitigation strategy, including safety, privacy and security risks.  Assessed technical aspects of commercialization risks and proposed mitigation strategy, including whether solution provides benefits to electricity utilities, intellectual property protection, and adherence to relevant codes and standards.

Provided support and information to Ministry on Secondary projects.