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Electrification and Grid Integration

Technology and innovation can support a reliable, zero-emissions electricity system, from reducing the GHG footprint of the electricity supply mix to increasing the deployment of renewable energy to enabling a smarter electricity grid to power Canadian homes, businesses, and transportation efficiently.
Most global assessments of pathways to reduce GHG emissions consider a major transition in electricity systems dominated by improved efficiency, the elimination of coal, an increase in renewable energy, eliminating the internal combustion engine from our roadways, and technologies that include storage and carbon removal or capture. This will require significant expansion of electricity capacity, transmission, distribution and integration, as current sources of fossil-fuel based power and heat (e.g. in transportation and buildings) will shift to electricity.

Driven by zero and low-emissions baseload power and flexible capacity solutions, Canada’s electricity system has an opportunity to respond and support an increasingly electrified and highly efficient energy system. Ambitious efforts to understand and act on the specific regional opportunities for electricity grid expansion and integration are limited. The Accelerator will tackle this challenge.


The Road to Net Zero: The Case for Electrifying Canada 

The Road to Net Zero: The Case for Electrifying Canada 

January 31, 2023, 12pm ET – The Road to Net Zero: The Case for Electrifying Canada will bring together sector leaders from across the supply, demand and finance sides, as well as from civil society and government to clarify the actions needed to accelerate the buildout of the affordable, reliable, and resilient electricity system of the future. Join key partners and leaders from The Transition Accelerator for a panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A.