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Our projects and research empowers practitioners and decision makers with the tools they need to advance Smart Energy Communities.

Smart Energy Communities Benchmark

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.


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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.

VOL 5 2018-2019 The Smart Energy Catalogue (FALL UPDATE)

VOL 5 2018-2019 The Smart Energy Catalogue (FALL UPDATE)

[3d-flip-book mode="link-lightbox" urlparam="fb3d-page" id="12904" title="false" lightbox="dark"][/3d-flip-book]VOL 5 2018-2019 The Smart Energy CatalogueThe Smart Energy Communities Catalogue is the 'yellow pages' for who to call to get access to the best ideas,...



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!

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