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Partnerships and Collaboration

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Leading through partnerships

Enova President and CEO Greig Cameron discussed the future of energy in Waterloo Region & what Enova was doing to be prepared at last summer's Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Energy & Environment Forum.

As community and industry leaders, we form partnerships with forward-thinking organizations to help drive the future of electricity in Ontario. Enova and our leaders are proud to play active roles in a variety of organizations.

The GridsmartCity Cooperative

 

A cooperative of 13 LDCs, the cooperative is an extension of GridSmartCity.  The cooperative’s members manage approximately $2.7 billion in assets and serve 737,500 customers across Ontario.

 

GridSmartCity members share resources, insights and systems that help run smarter companies while advancing innovation, reliability and efficiency across Ontario’s electricity grid.

 

Enova employees play a pivotal role at GridSmartCity, serving on the cooperative’s seven working groups and boards, and sharing ideas and expertise to benefit all functional areas.

 

Learn more at gridsmartcity.com/.

Electricity Distributors Association

 

The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) represents local hydro utilities, the part of our electricity system that is closest to customers. The EDA draws together a broad community of LDCs, associations, LDC affiliate companies and commercial enterprises that do business with utilities, providing opportunities for information sharing and collaboration across the sector. The EDA’s dynamic team collaborates with industry and subject-matter experts to support member business success through advocacy, policy analysis and a broad range of opportunities for learning and networking.

 

Our employees sit on each of the EDA’s seven committees and share expertise, best practices, and ideas with other member LDCs.

 

Learn more at eda-on.ca/

WR Community Energy

 

WR Community Energy is a collaborative initiative between the Region of Waterloo, its urban municipalities and local utilities created to lead the implementation of Waterloo Region’s Community Energy Investment Strategy and to steward energy transition in our community.

 

Enova plays an integral role in the initiative, with employees serving on its governance committee and working groups.

 

Learn more at WR Community Energy at wrcommunityenergy.ca/   

We’re also proud members of:

  • Sustainable Waterloo Region
  • Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
  • Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
  • ClimateActionWR
  • Utilities Standards Forum
  • Association of Energy Service Professionals
  • Survalent SmartVU OMS Users Group
  • Smart Grid Innovation Network

Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration Project (FLISR)

FLISR allows SCADA-controllable devices to automatically activate when a fault is detected. This activation automatically reroutes power to restore as many customers as quickly as possible after an outage. Later this year, the system will also monitor the network for sudden loss of voltage and attempt to isolate the cause and reroute power to as many customers affected as possible.

For more information on FLISR and its impact on reducing outage minutes across Enova’s service territory, visit enovapower.com/innovation.