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Taking the Big Step to a Smart Grid

Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson University

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Taking the Big Step to a Smart Grid

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The Centre for Urban Energy & The Institution of Engineering and Technology presents: 

Taking the Big Step to a Smart Grid

A lecture by Gord Miller, Ontario's Environmental Commissioner

Achieving a truly smart grid which utilizes all the technological opportunities available will create a sea change in the electrical system of Ontario. It will substantially increase the resilience of the system, resolve our peaking and bases load issues and properly integrate distributed renewable energy generation. A smart grid is the solution we seek but are we on a path to get there? Although the government seems to indicate that it is the goal we are pursuing, there are many remaining barriers to overcome and institutional mandates to re-align. This presentation will examine what is required for Ontario to take the Big Step to a Smart Grid.

Event Details:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


6:00 p.m.Registration & networking

6:30 p.m.Lecture

7:30 p.m.Q & A

8:00 p.m.Lecture ends



Gord Miller was first sworn in as the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario on January 31, 2000, to oversee the continued implementation of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). He has now been re-appointed for his third term. As an independent officer appointed by the Legislative Assembly, Commissioner Miller oversees 13 ministries and monitors and reports annually on:

  • Government compliance with the provisions of the EBR
  • Government progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Activities in Ontario to reduce the use or make more efficient use of electricity, natural gas, propane, oil and transportation fuels.

Prior to his appointment as Environmental Commissioner on January 31, 2000, Gord Miller worked as a scientist in pollution abatement and in environmental education and training. As Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller has released twelve annual reports, seven special reports, four Greenhouse Gas Progress Reports and four Energy Conservation Progress Reports to the Ontario Legislature.

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When & Where

Rogers Communication Centre, Eaton Lecture Theatre (Room: RCC204), Ryerson University
80 Gould St
Toronto, ON M5B

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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