Panel Discussion Highlights Energy Efficiency across Canada

Mathieu Côte, Executive Director at CIET, recently had the opportunity to host a presentation session at the Quebec Electrical Industry Association’s (AIEQ) Conference, themed “Energy efficiency in Canada! – What can we learn from the initiatives of other provinces?”.

Guillaume Paradis, Chief Distribution Officer, Hydro Ottawa, presented a history of energy efficiency programs in Ontario and the role played by Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) and by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IES). In particular, the microgrid technology project called MiGen Transactional Network has made it possible to study and understand how customers use their devices in the context of solar energy production and storage. This project aims to shape the energy market of the future, in which customers can generate more of their own electricity, store it, or share it with neighbors or the grid!


Robyn Wark, Manager – Advanced Demand Side Management at BC Hydro, explained how the BC Energy Step Code works. This code allows the industry to know in advance what the next iterations and requirements of the code will be. This allows the entire ecosystem to prepare adequately. CIET’s courses such as the Introduction to Building Energy Modeling and the Preparatory Course for the Energy Efficiency Advisor Exam are two excellent examples of how different market players can contribute to the achievement of the Code’s goals.


Finally, Beth Pollock, Senior Manager – Energy efficiency Services at NB Power, was able to present a different point of view given that NB Power supplies both electricity, gas, and fuel oil. The interactions between the different energy sources will be at the heart of the energy transition. The Becoming Carbon Neutral: Key Concepts, Strategies and Initiatives course provides a better understanding of these interactions and the expected evolution over the next few years.

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CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 ... with a Twist! 

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 


CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 … with a Twist! 


With well over 200 virtual real-time courses delivered since March 2020 and based on feedback received from more than 2,500 participants, CIET is happy to announce that all public training sessions offered between January and June 2022 will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms, with one exception. We’re very excited about our very first in-person course since March 13, 2020: a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) session to be held in downtown Toronto from April 4 to 8, 2022. 


Keeping our courses virtual will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner that protects both our participants and trainers regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality that you would expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad regardless of geographical location. 


That being said, we really hope to be able to deliver (1) a much broader in-person offering in the fall of 2022 (2) while still offering significant pan-Canadian virtual training.  


Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers, and partners, as well as public health recommendations. 


We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms! 


 Best regards, 

The CIET Team 

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