“One Canada” Electrochemical Energy Storage

Redox Flow Battery

08.00 – 17.00
Alberta roon – University of Calgary
Dining Centre, 102D, 124 University Gate NW


This one-day seminar will review  Electrochemical Energy Storage in Canada and bring together a panel of academic, researcher and government advisor to explore the opportunities for Canada to develop efficient, economical storage solutions in order to achieve market penetration.

Understanding what the future energy system can, and should, look like is vital as we move towards more ambitious carbon budgets, and look for ways to solve the energy dilemma.

The seminar will focus on finding ways to overcome the issues of risk, political uncertainty, and technology limitations in available technology, that are holding the Canada back from wide-scale deployment of renewables. This seminar provides a cost-effective opportunity to enhance your knowledge of energy storage challenges and opportunities.

Who should attend ?

  • Academia
  • Research and Developers
  • Managers from power generating companies, TSOs, DNOs and utilities
  • Regulators
  • Governmental advisors
  • Strategists
  • Consultants
  • Technical service providers
  • Technology designers and engineers
8:00 Registration / coffee
8:30 Introduction: Dr. Viola Birss
[Director of CAESR-Tech, Lead of CO2 Utilization, University of Calgary]
8:45 Welcome: Dr. Ed McCauley
[Vice President of Research, Lead of Energy Innovation, University of Calgary]
9:00 Keynote speaker: Dr. Vincent L Sprenkle
[Chief Engineer, Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion, PNNL]
9:45  Coffee Break
10:00 Dr. Edward Roberts
[Director of CREATE ME2, Lead of RFB research, University of Calgary]
10:30 Dr. Jeff Gostick 
[Lead of RFB research, University of Waterloo]
11:00  Dr. Eric Kjeang
[Lead of RFB research, Simon Fraser University]
11:30  Dr. Roland Roesler
[New Redox Systems, University of Calgary]
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Dr. Andy Knight
[Energy Storage Management, Transmission Electric Industry Chair, University of Calgary]
14:00 Refreshments
14:15 Round-Table discussion to identify:
Ø  State-of-the-art technology: challenges, new ideas/directions, etc.
Ø  Common R&D interests; collaborative opportunities
Ø  New partners, funding opportunities, possible international linkages
16:00 Summary (Table Leaders)
16:30  Dr. Viola Birss, Closing remarks


Registration: 200 $

Students / Retired / Half Day: Free

Sponsor enquiry: seminar@enscitech.ca

(Gold 1500 $, Silver 1,000 $, Bronze 500 $ )