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IET - october 2019
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HOW TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF THE GRID
WHILE IT IS SUBJECT TO DISRUPTIVE TRANSFORMATIONS

Report - The Grid of the Future



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AN ESSENTIAL STEP: REVIEWING REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS
Op-ed
Institut de l'énergie Trottier’s Executive Director Louis Beaumier, and Academic Director Normand Mousseau published an op-ed in the October 6, 2019 edition of the Le Soleil daily newspaper.

They explain why Bill 34 (currently being debated in a parliamentary committee), is on the wrong track, and what’s really at stake if it’s enacted. The Bill seeks to remove Hydro-Québec from the Régie de l'énergie’s supervision for the next five years. The op-ed challenges the committee’s ideas by urging the government to develop a broader vision, engage in reforms to improve Hydro Québec’s relevance, and increase the energy sector’s capacity to anticipate and support energy system changes.
For the first time in its history, the electricity grid is facing a combination of disruptive innovations and pressures that challenge its business-as-usual practices. These perturbations are impacting the grid at all levels: from its day-to-day operation to planning its expansion, from its business model to its regulatory framework.

How to make it good enough?
This is the key question that triggered the organisation of this workshop, meant to be the beginning of a multi-stakeholders conversation on how to address the all-out challenge of creating the Grid of the Future, a grid that can embrace the changes of today and that will adapt easily to the changes of the future.

This report is the synthesis of the exchanges that occurred during that workshop, held in January 2019 and attended by more than 40 people from academia, private and public sectors, from Ontario and Quebec.
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BILL 34

An Act to simplify the process for
establishing electricity distribution rates


 
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