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.
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeGet your copy of the 2016 Impact Report and be among the first to know about: National research showing the state of the Smart Energy Communities marketplace and a glimpse into the future Critical connections and supportive policy actions...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubePolicies to Accelerate Community Energy Plans: An Analysis of British Columbia, Ontario and the Northwest Territories identifies the effectiveness of provincial and territorial policies aimed at achieving widespread CEP development at the...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeThis primer addresses some of the issues facing small and rural communities in Ontario when gathering data for a CEP. The primer provides information on the type of data that small and rural communities should consider gathering and...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeThis primer, designed for small and mid-sized local governments, describes the cost of energy in Ontario’s communities, outlines some of the approaches available to keep energy dollars local, and provides access to helpful resources to...
facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutube It is with much excitement that QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow – brings you the 2015 Impact Report – a snapshot of the research, engagement and advocacy work that is advancing Smart Energy Communities in Canada. ...
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!