2019 Annual Workshop

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When

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:00

Where

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
M3J 2P3 North York , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
M3J 2P3 North York , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
M3J 2P3 North York , ON
Canada
Ontario CA

News and Updates

ONSEP 2019 Registration

We are pleased to announce the agenda for the 2019 ONSEP Annual Workshop (see below).   The workshop will take place April 29, 2019, 8:30am - 5:00pm, at the Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, Toronto.   Registration requires a small payment of $50 to cover the catering and location, and is available at Eventbrite.   We ask that you please register in advance of the event.  

Register Here

Agenda

8:30am - Check in and registration
9:00am - Greetings & introductions
9:30am - Electricity (Chair: James Gaede, Waterloo)

  • Andrews Acevedo & Joseph Tate, University of Toronto. Modelling Uncertainty of Renewable Generation for Addressing Grid Operation Challenges
  • Nathan Lev, York University. Electricity decentralization and grid modernization in Ontario.

10:30am - Refreshment Break
11:00am - Community energy (Chair: James Gaede, Waterloo)

  • Rebecca Jahns, Kirby Calvery, Philip Teri & Assim Sayed-Mohammed, University of Guelph. Piloting a renewable energy mapping toolkit.
  • Christian Hurtado, York University. Examining the potential and feasibility for blockchain-enabled microgrids in Ontario.

12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Energy efficiency (Chair: Mark Winfield, York)

  • Peter Love. York University. New Institutional Models for Energy Efficiency: Transitions energetique Quebec (TEQ) and Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA)
  • Danny Harvey, University of Toronto. Rethinking electric vehicle subsidies, rediscovering energy efficiency.
  • James Gaede. University of Waterloo. Understanding the political resiliency of energy efficiency delivery.

2:30pm - Break

3:00pm - Northern energy (Chair: Stephen Hill, Trent)

  • Keelia LaFreniere, Carleton University. Renewable Energy Solutions for the Remote Northern Indigenous Community of Moose Factory.
  • Joshua Russell, Carleton University. Community preferences for energy self-sufficiency in Moose Factory.

4:00pm - Closing Remarks and Social

Annual Conference: 
2019 Annual Workshop

ONSEP 2019 - 10 Years of Change: Ontario Energy Policy and Paths toward a Low-carbon Future

Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEA) was passed in early 2009.  The consequences of the GEA and other initiatives to move the province toward a low-carbon future have been as widespread as they have been controversial.   Ten years on, a recently elected conservative government has moved to repeal the GEA, pull the province out of the cap-and-trade market it had participated in alongside Quebec and California, and scrap a funding program that subsidized energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies for consumers and businesses.  The transition to a low-carbon future in Ontario thus appears to be at a critical juncture – where will we go from here?

This question will form the basis for the 10th Annual Workshop of the Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy (ONSEP), a multi-disciplinary network of researchers based at Ontario universities and focused on the promotion of sustainable energy policy.  ONSEP’s 10th anniversary marks an opportune occasion to reflect on 10 years of change in Ontario, to identify the lessons to be learned from the province’s experience in this area for current policy-makers in Ontario and other jurisdictions, and to assess the significance and potential impact of developments set in motion during this period for realizing a low-carbon transition in Ontario. 

ONSEP has historically welcomed presentations on research in progress, and has not required presenters to produce a complete, written paper for the conference.  For our 2019 workshop, we invite papers that seek to address these questions, preferably with a focus on one or more of the themes below (though continue to welcome all research on sustainable energy policy!):

  • Lessons to be learned from the GEA
  • Social / political acceptance and opposition
  • Green economic policy & innovation
  • Carbon pricing versus regulation
  • Electricity system decentralization
  • Electrification of end-use, transportation
  • Low-income / marginalized communities
  • Indigenous communities & sustainable energy
  • Efficiency, conservation & demand management
  • Coal phase out, role of natural gas
  • The future of nuclear;
  • Inter- and Intra-jurisdictional collaboration
  • Communities and planning
  • Institutional / market evolution and renewal

Interested individuals are invited to submit a title and 250-word abstract before 15 February 2019, by completing the online form available at this address: http://onsep.org/content/abstract-submission-2019. Abstracts should elaborate on the key contributions of the work, the stage of the work (i.e., work in progress), identify whether it is conceptual or empirical, outline the research approach that is applied, and provide detail on the current stage of the project.  Authors should identify their position/affiliation and who will present at the workshop if the paper is accepted.

Applicants will be notified whether their paper is accepted for presentation at the workshop by 1 March 2018. Successful applicants will then have until 31 March 2018 to register for the workshop, which will be held April 29 to May 1, 2019, at the Elmhirst Conference Facility near Peterborough, in Southern Ontario.  Registration fees will be $550 for non-students and $400 for students, which covers accommodations and meals during the workshop.  Failure to register by the deadline may mean that their acceptance will be withdrawn, and that their paper slot may be offered to another applicant. 

Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 20:00
Annual Conference: 
2019 Annual Workshop

Abstract Submission - 2019

Welcome to the abstract submission form for the 2019 ONSEP Annual Workshop. The workshop welcomes unpublished working papers that focus on analysis and evaluation of energy policies, with an aim of promoting understanding and discussion of effective approaches to reducing the environmental burden of the energy system. Although we especially welcome papers with a focus on Ontario, we also welcome papers that focus on the application of energy policies in other jurisdictions.

Abstracts should elaborate on the key contributions of the work, the stage of the work (i.e., work in progress) identify whether it is conceptual or empirical, outline the research approach that is applied, and provide detail on the current stage of the project.  Authors should identify their position/affiliation and who will present at the workshop if the paper is accepted. Applicants will be notified whether their paper is accepted for presentation at the workshop by 1 March 2018. Successful applicants will then have until 31 March 2018 to register for the workshop. Failure to register by this time may mean that their acceptance will be withdrawn, and that their paper slot may be offered to another applicant.

While paper presenters are not obliged to produce a complete, written paper for the workshop, they are expected to make a presentation using slides and/or a handout. All presenters will be encouraged to submit their materials (e.g., their slides) to the workshop organizers no later than one week after the workshop’s conclusion, so that they may be posted on the ONSEP website.

Good luck!

Annual Conference: 
2019 Annual Workshop
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