Vehicle to Grid: Taking action on accelerated EV uptake

Breakout Session A1

9:30 – 10:15 A.M.

Utilities taking a forward-thinking, proactive approach to electric vehicles coming onto the grid is in their best interest as it allows them to fully understand what impact EVs will have on the grid and what potential solutions they could bring with them. EVs are flexible–flexible charging times represent the potential for variable loads for utilities that could be leveraged in the future.

There are more than 1 million megawatts of electricity stored in the lithium-ion batteries of Canada’s electric vehicles with more being added each day. In the future, drivers will be able to use this stored energy to power their homes or businesses, taking advantage of low-priced electricity to offset usage during higher-price periods or blackouts.

Utilities can tap into this storage potential to help offset periods where the electrical grid is under stress. Electric vehicles are a crucial component of sustainable development. The move to an electrified transportation sector will have dramatic impacts on the energy sector and the environment.Every electric vehicle on the road can reduce annual C02 emissions by as much as 5,000 kg

  • Every electric vehicle on the road can reduce annual C02 emissions by as much as 5,000 kgElectric vehicles can charge at night, taking advantage of low-emitting surplus electricity that is locally generated and can be made from renewable energy sources.
  • Electric vehicles can charge at night, taking advantage of low-emitting surplus electricity that is locally generated and can be made from renewable energy sources.
  • Electric vehicle batteries can be used as energy storage units that not only provide electricity to the grid during peak periods, but can also be used as sources of emergency power during blackouts and extreme weather conditions.
  • Consumer education needs to reinforce the low costs of charging overnight.
  • Smart charging at workplaces can provide stability to the grid.

Canada’s EV industry is making significant progress hitting a new milestone of over 32,000 sales. Cooperation of business, government and consumer will ensure Canada’s EV future is realized.

Presented by:
Cara Clairman
President and CEO
Plug’n Drive

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Smart Components for Refrigeration and Process Cooling

Breakout Session A2

9:30 – 10:15 A.M.

The Internet of Things is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, as well as network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. This session will introduce, explore and demonstrate the value being delivered from IoT-integrated Refrigeration and Process Cooling Systems.

Newly developed Smart Components for Refrigeration and Process Cooling are emerging in plants and systems across the industry. This new technology is merging with existing systems to forever change the refrigeration and process cooling industry. The availability and access to information is useful in assisting operators to rapidly access reliability and safety of operating systems. Turning this new wealth of available data into actionable information to keep systems operating efficiently requires a structured approach to leverage the conservation value of this new equipment type.

Practical procedures to converting ever-increasing real-time data streams into actionable efficiency-increasing information will be presented. Specific equipment will be profiled with concrete examples of the IoT data-streaming that is trending from innovation towards standard in the future of commercial and industrial refrigeration and cooling systems.

Presented by:
Ian Story
P. Eng. President
I. B. Storey Inc.

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Peak Energy Management For the New Class A

Breakout Session A3

9:30 – 10:15 A.M.

With the province’s change in March of 2017 to allow ratepayers with a minimum demand of 500 KW for industrial (1 MW for all other buildings) we are in a new energy management paradigm. These types of operations are all unique so there is no silver bullet solution to reducing their global adjustment costs to $0 per year. In this presentation, we’ll show how we’ve identified $2.5M in energy savings per year in only 3 buildings. These savings were achieved at no capital cost and did not reduce the production output of the operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Global Adjustment cost transition we are now experiencing between Class A & B.
  • Identify the low-cost opportunities, what can be off at peak?
  • How does an operation achieve $0 in global adjustment costs with peak energy management?

Presented by:
John Molnar
P. Eng., LEED AP, CEO and Director of Engineering
CoEng Advisors

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Compressed Air – it’s more expensive than you think!

Breakout Session B1

10:45 – 11:30 A.M.

Considering an upgrade for your existing compressor? Or need to add compressed air to your expanding facility?

Did you know – the price tag you see on the new unit(s) you may be considering covers only 10% of the full cost of operating it? The bulk of the operating costs are in fact attributable to the energy consumption costs that will incur from running the unit(s). The good news? You can manage your energy consumption costs easily – an efficient compressor system, sized and installed correctly for its use, can yield a return on investment of less than a year.

Your system is unique and we know a generic cookie-cutter approach won’t cut it. That’s why this seminar has been designed to equip you with the tools, tips and guiding principles to help you make the right decisions to improve your compressed air system(s). It is geared towards plant engineers, operations managers, maintenance supervisors, consulting engineers and anyone who wants to increase reliability and reduce life cycle costs. The seminar will also cover financial incentives available through the Save On Energy programs that will provide financial support of up to 50% of the costs to identify energy savings through audits and implement energy efficiency upgrades.

Presented by:
Roshan Rajmohan
Project Engineer
Commercial Air Compressor

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Profit, Planet and People: Achieving the Triple Bottom Line through Energy Efficiency

Breakout Session B2

10:45 – 11:30 A.M.

The social responsibility of a company was traditionally to maximize profit while conforming to the basic rules of the society. Currently, social responsibility is more than just profitability for sustainable companies. Climate change has become a major environmental threat facing the globe. The triple bottom line integrates a company’s financial outcome with environmental and social performance: a concept synonymous to the 3Ps that stand for profit, planet, and people. This presentation highlights the experience of an organization in achieving the triple bottom line through energy efficiency. In support of its “ECO5 Strategy” framework of sustainability principles, the organization partnered with leading utility distributors to uncover various energy-saving technologies and incentive opportunities for real estate operations. Beyond financial metrics, energy efficiency is now widely accepted as the “first fuel” and a cost-effective resource to reduce carbon footprint. In a typical commercial building, energy use can account for up to 90 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency upgrades also oftentimes lead to improvements in indoor air quality, illumination level, and thermal comfort conditions. While financial and technological solutions are essential, employee engagement and organizational commitment to sustainability can further boost the triple bottom line.

Presented by:
Albetro Ang Co
Program Manager (Energy & Emissions)
Bank of Montreal

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Maximize your Efficiency through the M&T Program

Breakout Session B3

10:45 – 11:30 A.M.

Energy consumption is one of the most difficult things to control in a business. This session will also focus on utilizing the IESO Save on Energy Monitoring and Targeting Retrofit Program and how to gain “real –time” visibility to baseline energy usage and identify actionable opportunities that will achieve sustained targeted energy savings.

The requirements of the Monitoring and Targeting Program will be reviewed, including:

  • Analysis of Equipment baseline energy and demand consumption
  • Identification of energy variances
  • Targeted savings plan
  • Implementation of measures with a simple payback of less than 1 year
  • Monitoring of operational or equipment changes
  • Reporting using IESO Measurement and Verification Protocols (IPMVP) to validate that claimed savings are achieved and sustained
  • Incentive submission and approval process

Presented by:
Darren A. Cooper
LEED® AP, CBCP, P.Eng., President
Renteknik Group Inc.

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Hidden Opportunities for Energy Savings in Pumping

Breakout Session C1

12:00 – 12:45 P.M.

Many pumping systems waste energy and money day after day. buildings owners and operators are actively looking for smart ways to save energy and water in their buildings. The challenge is always “Which Equipment to Examine First?” and “The ROI of the project?” Grundfos is a global leader in Optimized Pumping Solutions. Grundfos has been involved in thousands of energy saving initiatives across the world. Energy Savings in pumps vary based on industry and application. Based on the +500 full pump audits completed by Grundfos in Canada, on different size pumps used in different applications, we will share with the audience how to identify the hidden potentials in their facilities. In addition, we will show the audience how to estimate savings based on different applications found in their facilities with focus on life cycle cost analysis. Furthermore, we will share Grundfos latest innovative energy efficient pumping solutions.

Finally, to prove the viability of pumps retrofit, we will also, share some success stories in Ontario with verified savings and approved incentives by Toronto Hydro, Alectra Utilities and other LDCs.

Presented by:
Ammar Harastani
Energy Optimization Sales Manager
Grundfos Canada Inc.

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Reducing Energy Costs with Advanced Analytics

Breakout Session C2

12:00 – 12:45 P.M.

A growing number of facility owners are achieving significant energy savings by applying advanced analytics and data visualization across their infrastructure. Actions needed to achieve significant gains are often simple, requiring minimum effort. This presentation will highlight how ICONICS™ Energy Smart Building solution, with the power of IoT, integrates across the enterprise. ICONICS™ advanced fault detection technology enables facility management to identify energy efficiency issues with the biggest operational impact to drive tangible cost savings.

Presented by:
Stewart Paterson
Business Development Director
Canada, Iconics

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Freeze for less with: energy cost reduction in industrial refrigeration

Breakout Session C3

12:00 – 12:45 P.M.

A complex multi-stage process of industrial refrigeration consumes a lot of electricity. Back when energy was cheap, industrial refrigeration plants were routinely setup and run to simplify operation process. Now, with controls getting cheaper and energy getting more expensive, running refrigeration plants more efficiently pays off quickly. At a typical plant a 10-30% energy consumption reduction can be achieved through no or low capex projects.

The presentation will review several common reasons of inefficient operation, pitfalls to watch for while implementing changes and procedures to accurately document savings achieved in actual operational conditions. In conclusion results of a completed project will be presented.

Presented by:
Anatoli Naoumov
Managing Director
GreenQ Partners

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