Distributed Generation Using Renewable Energy--Realizing the Potential (0909-dg)
Venue: Sheraton Centre
|Event Date/Time: Sep 22, 2009||End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 11, 2009|
* Introducing renewable generation resources into the grid
* Reducing demand for costly transmission and distribution expansion
* Reducing the 'carbon footprint' of power generation
The innovative legislation enacted under the auspices of the Ontario Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, which includes an aggressive feed-in tariff to bring incentives to DG/DER, has been formulated to stimulate development of significant renewable energy distributed generation in the province. It may also trigger similar initiatives in other parts of the country.
EUCI will present a conference to bring together the important policy, technical, and programming information that regulators, utilities, independent power producers, market participants, service providers and vendors need to know to capitalize on the Ministry's plan to boost renewable energy DG/DER development. The conference will focus on distributed generation of 10 megawatts or less, which is connected to the distribution grid and associated with load. It will provide enough technical information to inform and guide policymakers and market participants in the issues and steps they need to engage in moving forward, but that avoids overwhelming detail. It will also identify and evaluate the key technical and operational issues associated with designing, implementing, and managing an integrated energy portfolio of utility and non-utility interconnected resources. In addition, the conference will generally describe optimization of these resources through the evolution of smart grid strategies across distributors, aggregators, transmitters and the system operator. Finally, it will evaluate the next phase of strategy for optimizing and utilizing key project developments and related timelines that relate to the further development and maturity of the renewable energy distributed generation model envisioned by policymakers.