5th MI IC1 Deep Dive Workshop

30th – 31st May 2019, Vancouver

IC1 building new paths for Smart Grids development

A two- day closed-door event was held at the National Research Council, where IC1 members, technical experts, funding agencies, governmental and research institutions gathered to deeply discuss on IC1 recent achievements and future goals. A special focus on the six research priorities (R&D Tasks) jointly identified in IC1, new tools and synergies with other international smart grids initiatives was made.

A guideline for R&D tasks leaders was defined, IC1 commitment to fully engage the private sector and business investors to accelerate the adoption of innovative smart grid technical solutions was confirmed, the Smart Grids Innovation Accelerator (SGIA) Platform future developments was openly discussed. A session was dedicated to Energy Storage, with important contributions of representatives from National Research Canada (NRC) and NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NEST-Net). Present and future Mission Innovation goals and MI Secretariat priorities for 2018-2019 were presented, including the launch of the SGIA Platform and the IC1-ISGAN collaboration as very significant examples of impactful initiatives. The Vancouver declaration was released, where IC1 members further confirmed their continuing commitment to strongly support the ongoing fruitful collaboration within the Challenge. This is the power of IC1: the right mix of partners all strongly committed in working together towards smart grids deployment to shape a better energy future.