Keynote Speaker

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

Bala Venkatesh
Ryerson University, Canada

Energy Storage – Asset Deferral using Pole Top Units

Abstract: Energy Storage is becoming an important aspect of distribution systems. This talk presents a case of pole-top energy storage system. Construction, Test and Performance of the pole-top unit on Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is described. Potential for asset upgrade deferral is described.

Bio: Bala Venkatesh is a Professor and Academic Director, Centre for Urban Energy, Ryerson University, Canada. His interests are in power systems analysis and optimization, with applications to energy storage, transactive energy systems and renewables. He heads the NSERC Energy Storage Technology (NEST) Network. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario.