Hamilton-KW Life Member Affinity Group semi-annual lunch and meeting

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The lunch will be followed by a talk by Claudio Canizares, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy on “The Energy Transition in Canada and Ontario”

  Date and Time




  • Date: 17 Oct 2023
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Indiana (East)
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  • Southcote 53 Tap and Grill,
  • 534 Garner Road E,
  • Ancaster, Ontario
  • Canada L9G 3K9

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  • Starts 14 September 2023 01:59 PM
  • Ends 17 October 2023 01:59 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Indiana (East)
  • No Admission Charge


Claudio Canizares Claudio Canizares of Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)


The Energy Transition in Canada and Ontario

This talk will provide an overview of Canadian provincial and remote community power grids, and a more detailed discussion of Ontario’s grid, market, and future expansion plans, in the context of zero-emission power systems as the backbone of the energy transition. A critical overview of the decarbonization status and policies for energy systems in Canada will be also presented, focusing on zero-emission power grid, EV, and Hydrogen plans and strategies to enable a Net-Zero 2050.


Dr. Claudio Cañizares is a University Professor and the Hydro One Endowed Chair at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&CE) Department, and the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) at the University of Waterloo, where he has held various academic and administrative positions since 1993 and has received multiple recognitions, especially the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence in Graduate Supervision at both the University and Faculty of Engineering levels.  He obtained the Electrical Engineer degree from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) in Quito-Ecuador in 1984, where he held different academic and administrative positions between 1983 and 1993, and his MSc (1988) and PhD (1991) degrees in Electrical Engineering are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research activities focus on the study of stability, control, optimization, modeling, simulation, and computational issues in bulk power systems, microgrids, and energy systems in the context of competitive energy markets, smart grids, and energy access.  In these areas, he has led or been an integral part of many grants and contracts from government agencies and private companies worth millions of dollars, and has collaborated with multiple industry and university researchers in Canada and abroad, supervising/co-supervising close to 180 research fellows and graduate students.  He has authored/co-authored over 370 publications that have exceeded 29,000 citations at a 77 H-index, including journal and conference papers, technical reports, book chapters, disclosures and patents, and has been invited to deliver keynote speeches, seminars, tutorials, and presentations at many prestigious venues worldwide.  He is the Editor-In-Chief of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Transactions on Smart Grid; the 2022-2023 IEEE Division VII Director of the IEEE and Power & Energy Society (PES) Boards; and a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, where he was the Director of the Applied Science and Engineering Division of the Academy of Science from 2017 to 2020.  He is also the recipient of the 2017 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal, and of multiple IEEE PES Technical Council and Committee awards and recognitions, holding leadership positions in several IEEE-PES Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces.


11:30 arrivals; 12:00 lunch; 1:00 presentation.


Also of interest to IEEE Life Members:

We are welcome to attend meetings of the GVGE (Grand Valley Group
of Engineers).  This group has been meeting for more that 100 years
(yes, 100).  Its members have been generally from Waterloo, Kitchener,
Cambridge, locations along the Grand River, and from the Hamilton
region. They have contributed to making the region a Canadian hub
of innovation.

Meetings start with a social hour at 6 pm, followed by a dinner at 7 and
a speaker. Some very distinguished guests have spoken in the past.
Events are held approximately monthly from the Fall to April.

Various venues have been used but recently the Edelweiss Tavern in
Kitchener has been selected.  There is a charge for the meal.

The next two events will be held on October 19 and November 16.

To attend, you have only to send an email to info@gvge.org but it is
best to subscribe to their mailing list at https://gvge.org/

I encourage you to give it a try.