An Overview of Disruptive Technology Combining Power Electronics and Real Time AI Approach to Residential Energy


 The Department of Electrical Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure and the Power Electronics Society (PELS), in collaboration with the Industrial Electronics Society (IES), Industry Applications Society, and Power & Energy Society Chapters in the IEEE Montreal Section cordially invites you to a seminar presented by Mr. Marc-André Forget, CEO and founder of OSSIACO Inc., and Dr. Hani Vahedi as a co-speaker in this event.  Please register using the link provided below.

Seminar Abstract

Most of today’s approach to energy must rely on a central paradigm that funnel their innovation. The first paradigm relies on the technical and organizational legacy centralized large grid that can only be orchestrated by a single entity. That centralization of the decisions needed to operate the grid and the obligation to have extensive forward planning limits the capacity to quickly adapt to new technology. We need to rethink this approach. Using an integrated hardware, software and algorithm multidisciplinary approach to innovation, Ossiaco has developed the “next generation” residential energy hub that encompasses the first practical residential fast DC charger, solar inverter, home energy optimizer and API interface for utility or community collaboration. In the course of product development, Ossiaco has conducted numerous investigations and studies and this talk will highlight some of the most interesting findings and conclusions. This can lead to rethink the way we orchestrate energy and put back innovation and customer at the center of the discussion.

  Date and Time




  • 1100 Notre-Dame St West
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H3C 1K3
  • Building: A
  • Room Number: A-1340
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  • Co-sponsored by:

    • ETS
    • IEEE Montreal Section
  • Starts 14 June 2019 11:47 PM
  • Ends 20 June 2019 11:47 PM
  • All times are Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge
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Marc-André Forget, CEO and Founder

Marc-André Forget, CEO and Founder of OSSIACO Inc.


Marc-André Forget is a Professional Electrical Engineer with a law degree. Mr. Forget and his teams successfully completed hundreds of projects with more than 40 utilities/energy companies around the world.

M. Forget cofounded Ossiaco, a company aimed to develop critical new technology for distributed energy taking advantage of knowledge, credibility & network he had in part established via specialist strategic consulting within the energy industry. Inside Ossiaco, M. Forget assembled a team of worldwide energy and IT experts to develop the Ossiaco technology dedicated to ease the management of distributed energy resources and solve the residential EV charging problem. This resulted in a truly disruptive technology built in partnership with an engineering university (10+ patents) and has attracted interest from worldwide global corporations and investors.

Mr. Forget also co-received the “Highly Commended Award” from the prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology in London, England.  Author of multiple patents and participant in many conferences and publications, M. Forget is a recognized authority in decentralized energy management. He has been an invited speaker at both the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) in Brussels and the World Energy Council (WEC) in Istanbul for the 23rd World Energy Congress to discuss the future of utility prosumer engagement and investment planning in the era of distributed energy.

 Most recently (2019), M. Forget gave a lecture at university Berkeley (California) and was invited as guest speakers at the Lawrence Livermore National Energy Laboratory to explain the impact of Ossiaco technology in the Grid and the industry in general.

Hani Vahedi

Hani Vahedi of OSSIACO Inc.


Hani Vahedi (S’10) was born in Sari, Iran, in 1986. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Power electrical engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Tehran, IRAN in 2008 and Babol University of Technology, Babol, IRAN in 2011, respectively. He received his PhD with honor from École de Technologie Superieure (ÉTS), University of Quebec, in Montreal, Canada in 2016.

He is the recipient of Best PhD Thesis Award for the academic year of 2016-2017 from ETS. He has published more than 60 technical papers in IEEE conferences and Transactions. He has received best paper and presentation awards as well as travel assistance in numerous international conferences. He is an active member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and its Student & Young Professionals (S&YP) committee. He is a co-chair of special sessions, co-organizer of S&YP Forum and co-chair of 3M video session in IES conferences. He also serves as an Editor for International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. He is the inventor of PUC5 converter and holds 3 US patents and transferred that technology to the industry. Currently, he is a power electronics designer at Ossiaco Inc, Montreal, Canada.

His research interests include power electronics multilevel converters topology, control and modulation techniques, power quality, active power filter, and their applications into smart grid, renewable energy conversion, UPS, battery chargers and electric vehicles.