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Federal Investment In Smart Energy To Decarbonize Electricity Grid

By Tara Clow Aug 26, 2022 | 7:54 AM

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An investment will support electric utilities in the decarbonization and expansion of Canada’s electricity grid.

MP for Saint John-Rothesay Wayne Long announced $815,115 for the Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada (SGIN)

“Today’s investment in the Smart Energy Benchmarking Project will leverage the strength of the Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada to further enable the knowledge sharing around innovation required to decarbonize Canada’s utility sector,” says Ryan Mitchell, CEO of Saint John Energy.

The project will support electric utilities across Canada in preparing for the energy transition by engaging with Canadian utilities to develop a Smart Energy Scorecard that will serve as a benchmark for their ambitions, activities and progress toward a clean, smart and electrified energy future.

These federal dollars are being provided through the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways program

MP for Saint John-Rothesay Wayne Long says, “Building a cohesive baseline of the current state of the market will help identify gaps, focus efforts on high-priority goals and measure progress as utilities across the country move forward. We need to establish clear benchmarks in order to achieve energy goals.”


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