Invited Speaker

Distinguished professors from both academia and industry will be invited to give speeches.

Dr. Brennan Louw
Independent Electricity System Operator, Canada

The Innovation Roadmap: Exploring Evolution in Ontario’s Electricity Sector


Abstract: This presentation will introduce the IESO’s Innovation Roadmap and will highlight several projects captured within the Roadmap that are helping to develop new solutions to important challenges within Ontario’s electricity sector. In particular, the presentation will focus on what steps the IESO is taking today to ensure it is prepared to deliver reliability and cost-effectiveness in a high-distributed energy resource future. .

Bio: Brennan Louw is Senior Manager of System and Sector Development at the Independent Electricity System Operator. In his current role Brennan is focused on exploring and preparing for the impacts of longer term trends, like decentralization and decarbonisation, on Ontario’s bulk electricity system. Previously, Brennan has held a number or positions at the IESO focused on the evolution of Ontario’s electricity markets and has worked at Ontario’s Ministry of Energy and as a consultant in the electricity sector. Brennan holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business...