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Ontario-NEDO Smart Grid Showcase 2016

August 22, 2016

NEDO and Ontario Ministry will hold Ontario-NEDO Smart Grid Showcase 2016 on October 24 (Mon.), 2016 at Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls, Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

The purpose of this Showcase is to provide an opportunity to share information on a regular basis to discuss the project results and smart grid technology for the future based on the leading-edge technology on smart grid by inviting knowledgeable people who were at the five demonstration projects in U.S. and Canada and the members of an expert network established through these demonstration projects. It also is aimed to expand network and provide an opportunity between stakeholders from public official and experts in each country in smart grid field.

This Showcase will be held as a subevent of 7th International Conference on the Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED 2016), which will be held on October 24-27, 2016.


  • Date: October 24 (Mon.), 2016
  • Venue: Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls, Niagara, Ontario, Canada
  • Host: Ontario Ministry (morning), NEDO (afternoon)
  • Agenda(Ontario)
Time Item Detail
8:30 Registration and Light Breakfast Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks Smart Grid Fund Program: Overview and Context Introduction to workshop format
Workshop #1: Integration of Distributed Energy Resources and Renewables
9:15 Canadian Solar: Renewable Energy (RE) Microgrid Test Centre DER: Energy Storage
9:30 eCamion: Advanced Energy Storage Demonstration DER: Energy Storage
9:45 Panasonic: Microgrid Research and Innovation Park – University of Ontario Institute of Technology DER: Microgrids and Integration of renewables
10:00 Moderated Session Focus on SGF contribution, lessons learned, etc.
10:25 Break Networking
Workshop #2: Distribution Generation Monitoring and Cyber Security
10:40 N-Dimensions: Smart Meter Cyber Security Cyber Security
10:55 Grid 20/20: Distribution Transformer Monitoring Distributed Generation Monitoring
11:10 Opus One: DEMSN Project DER: Integration of renewables
11:25 Moderated Session Focus on SGF contribution, lessons learned, etc.
11:50 Advanced Energy Centre Innovating in Energy
12:10 Concluding Remarks Summary of workshop highlights
  • Agenda (NEDO host)
Opening Remarks
13:30 Opening Remarks NEDO  
Establishing a Disaster-Resilient Housing Model that Coexists with Renewable Energy (Canada/Ontario)
13:35 Opening Remarks NEDO Maria Sugimoto
Tabuchi's approach and experience with Canada and other region TABUCHI ELECTRIC COMPANY OF AMERICA Harumi Fujii
 Project overview, progress, owners interview TABUCHI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. Yukinobu Sato, Aki Ohashi
LDC's aspect with this project Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. Jayesh Shah
The World’s Most Advanced Smart Grid Island where Renewable Energy and EVs Coexist (U.S./Hawaii)
14:25 Panel Discussion Hawaii Natural Energy Institute(HNEI) Leon Roose
Maui Economy Development Board Jeanne Skog
DKK Energy Services Doug McLeod
Hitachi, Ltd. Fumitoshi Emura
NEDO Kazuyuki Takada
15:15 Break    
The first utility scale flow battery pilot project in California for T&D support (U.S./California)
15:30 Opening Remarks NEDO Akira Wada
15:35 Flow Battery Demonstration Project for T&D Applications in California Sumitomo Electric(ICS) Erica He
16:00 SDG&E Energy Storage Activities San Diego Gas & Electric Jonathan Woldemariam
The Demonstration Project for Electric Vehicles Driving Behavior in California (U.S./California)
16:20 Opening Remarks NEDO Yoshiaki Sawa
16:25 EV Charging Corridor Demonstration in Northern California NISSAN MOTOR CORPORATION Hiroshi Horie
16:50 Vision of Information Services for Vehicle in Near Future KANEMATSU CORPORATION Takuya Nakano
Micro Grid Verification from Introduced PV Power Generation and Energy Storage Batteries (U.S./New Mexico)
17:10 Summary and Purpose NEDO Satoshi Morozumi
17:25 Panel Discussion NEDO Satoshi Morozumi
Toshiba International Corporation Takahiro Kase
Hitachi America, Ltd. Yutaka Kokai
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Hirohisa Aki
Sandia National Laboratories Abraham Ellis
Reilly Associates James T. Reilly


NEDO Smart Community Department
Contact Persons: Sugimoto, Sato
Tel: +81-44-520-5274­
Fax: +81-44-520-5263­