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.
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...
[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,...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeQUEST, in collaboration with and with funding from Natural Resources Canada, hosted a workshop in Yellowknife to explore the unique energy challenges and opportunities of northern and remote communities. Having successfully brought...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeThe Roadmap provides a guide to changing the way we collect, manage, use, and think about energy and greenhouse gas emissions data in a world of overwhelmingly large amounts of data. While the focus of the report is on Atlantic Canada,...
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facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeReviewing Market Readiness for Smart Energy Solutions in Nova Scotia gathers information and perspectives on the current and emerging Smart Energy Communities marketplace, beginning with the proponents of existing Smart Energy Projects in...
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!