Electrical Power Symposium 2003

"Supply and Demand Challenges"







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Ottawa EPS2003 Program:                                                

Thursday, November 13, 2003:          (Field Visit Program) 

13:40 - 16:30 Free Field Visit only for Symposium Attendees
To the Institute for National Measurement Standardsí High-Voltage Laboratory and National Research Councilís Cogeneration Facility.

Registration: Due to the security reasons, a prior registration is required for the Field Visit to NRC/INMS. To register please click at Registration.
Location: The meeting point will be at NRC, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, in front of the building M-50, at 1:40 p.m. Visitors parking is free.
To view and print the Field Visit Program, please click here (Visit Program)

Friday, November 14, 2003:            (Symposium Program)

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

Opening Statement (The Organizing Committee Co-Chairs, The Electrical Power Symposium 2003)
(objectives, program overview, IEE/IEEE promo, house announcements)

Chairpersonís Statement (Carl Kropp, Power Engineering Society-PES/Ottawa, IEEE)

9:05 Keynote Presentation: Our Changing Industry (Colin Clark, P. Eng., President & CEO of Great Lakes Power Limited; Senior Vice-President, Generation Brascan Power Corporation)
History of electricity supply in North America, long-term trends, Cyclicity, What have been the key drivers in shaping our industry, Where are we today?

Strategic Drivers (Norm Fraser, Vice-President, Network Planning and Operations, Hydro Ottawa)
Incentives for improving the supply/demand balance: stewardship, cost, security of supply, environment, forced; Economic & Regulatory drivers, Impact on Quality of Service.

10:10 Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30 Climate Change Drivers and Technologies (Graham Campbell, Director General, Office of Energy R&D Natural Resources Canada)
Environmental Considerations, Domestic and international pressures, Status of clean energy technologies, Government initiatives, Implications for fossil fueled generation, Emission credits trading, Climate Change Action Fund.

11:00 Supply and Demand in Ontario (Guy Springgay, Senior Market Relations Consultant, The Independent Electricity Market Operator-IMO)
Behavior of the Ontario Market since opening, Net power imports/exports, Mix and status of large generation, How forecasting is done, Ontario Supply and demand forecasts.

Unleashing the Potential of Distributed Generation in Ontario and Canada (Mike Gerbis, President , Delphi Group)
Gas, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, fuel cell, biomass; Co-generation & district heating/cooling, comparative costs, availability and potential contribution.

Morning Plenary discussion (led by Chairperson)

12:20 Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates

Special Presentation: 14 August 2003 Ė The Blackout
Part I: Voltage Collapse and the Blackout (Larry Rousse, Operating Manager, Network Operating Division, Hydro One) 
What was the sequence of events that led to the blackout of 14th August 2003? Why do such events happen, and what steps are taken to prevent their occurrence? What are voltage collapse, islanding, power swings, frequency excursions and cascading line trips?

Part II:
Blackout Start and the Restoration (Guy Springgay, Senior Market Relations Consultant, The Independent Electricity Market Operator-IMO) 
How was the power system in Ontario restored? Why canít it simply be switched on? What are black start and line energization? Why were we asked to reduce consumption for a week afterwards? What caused the delay in restoring nuclear generating capacity?

Demand Side Management (Glenn Mooney, Manager, Commercial AccountsEnergy Ottawa)
Trends in load, load composition, potential for load reduction, energy efficiency, energy storage, energy management, emerging technologies and incentives.

Networking and Refreshment Break

Energy Efficiency (John Cockburn, Chief, Standards and Labeling, Office of Energy Efficiency Natural Resources Canada)
The Government of Canada Efforts to improve Energy Efficiency of products used in the residential, commercial, industrial sectors  ,in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas  and help meet Canada's commitment to Kyoto protocol.

Facing Past Debts and Future Costs (Paul McKay, Author and Journalist)
Combined unpaid and current debts and liabilities relating to the former Ontario Hydro, OPG, Hydro One, the OEFC, and Treasury exceed $40 billion. Capital costs to replace 15,000 MW of aging coal and nuclear power plants will exceed $25 billion.

Living with Renewable Energy (Bill Kemp, Vice-President Powerbase Automation Systems Inc.)
Generation, storage and efficiency, cost-effectiveness, legal and regulatory barriers, management and monitoring, experiences.

Afternoon Plenary discussion (led by Chairperson)

17:00 Closing Remarks

To view and print the Symposium Program, please click here (Symposium Program)

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