Ongoing developments in the electric power system, from generation to delivery to utilization, are creating roots that are deep and far reaching. Groundbreaking technologies and tools are frequently emerging in the market, providing enhanced flexibility and efficiency as well as creating new business areas. Traditional methods are being challenged, leading to uncertainty as well as opportunity. Consumers are no longer just recipients of services. Rather they are prosumers and active market/grid participants who are even offering solutions to utility problems. Planning for electricity —the most versatile fuel in the world— in isolation of other forms of energy, is no longer acceptable.

Drawing on his research findings, Bob Singh, IESO Distinguished Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson University, will focus on key considerations in electricity planning required to create a more efficient and sustainable future.