The Smart Energy Communities Benchmark measures where a community stands relative to Canadian best practices on ten indicators that, taken together, constitute the core characteristics of a Smart Energy Community.
Our research projects and activities are designed to empower practitioners and decision makers with the tools they need to advance Smart Energy Communities.
Smart Energy Communities benefit from improved energy efficiency, enhanced reliability, lower costs, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. As an influencer, connector, and educator, QUEST supports governments, utilities & energy providers, the real-estate sector, and solution providers to grow the Smart Energy Communities marketplace.
March 2020 The new District Energy Website presented by QUEST and the YMCA of Greater Toronto will help demystify the technology and the process of building community energy systems – systems that can help Canada and the world reduce carbon pollution and increase...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeAugust 2020 Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) presents a unique opportunity not only to tackle GHG emissions and improve local air quality, but also to advance a circular economy for municipalities. When implemented on a municipal scale,...
Issue Accounting for 59% of energy consumption and over 56% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Atlantic Canada, communities are central and actively working to enable the Province of New Brunswick to achieve its energy and GHG emissions reduction objectives. Though...
Municipalities across Canada are facing extreme climate change impacts, such as high winds, ice storms, floods, droughts, and forest fires. At the same time, almost 90% of Canadian energy utilities have been significantly impacted by a weather...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeAugust 2019 QUEST's pre-budget submission, which has been signed onto by Pollution Probe, focuses on the following three recommendations: Recommendation 1. Support for Policy and Regulatory Reform. That the Federal Government augment...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeMarch 2019 Energy markets in Canada are as varied as the country’s landscape. Transcending these differences is the fact that as we transform to a low-emission future, the energy industry is grappling with unprecedented technology-driven...
Our QUESTtalks conferences bring together industry, community and utility stakeholders to discuss the topics at the forefront of the energy transformation. Listen to an expert panel of leaders within the organizations that dare to be the groundbreakers in this new world, and come away knowing more today than you did yesterday.
The inevitable transition of many consumers to prosumers poses questions on future regulatory and market structures in a post-program, market-driven environment. Transactive energy platforms, IoT, DERs and other new and emerging technologies are forcing policymakers to rethink existing policy paradigms and keep pace with market developments.
- Vikram Singh – Head of Utility Partnerships, Microsoft
- Carlyle Coutinho – President & COO, Enwave Canada
- Kathleen Kauth – Director of Transactive Energy, Peak Power
- Mike Voll – Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies, Stantec
QUESTtalks Policy: Keeping Pace in a Market-Driven Environment
Smart Energy Atlas
The Smart Energy Atlas is an online repository of smart energy projects, policies, programs, plans, and resources in Canada. It is free, accessible, interactive, and searchable – and you can even submit your own entry!