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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The DSEA and its partners completed the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Demonstration Project in July 2012 submitting the resulting report to the Local Electric Distribution Companies Tomorrow Fund. The report provided a high level impact assessment of EV charging on the electrical grid as well as made suppositions for the business rational required that would promote EV vehicles adoption.

Furthermore, it identified that charging at home would appeal to majority of private vehicle users from a cost standpoint supporting the off peak rationale desirable for distribution utilities and generators, as well as confirmed that public charging would appear less desirable due to cost, and the potential to aggravate peak demand.

The project was seen as a stepping stone for further studies on:

  1. Effects that charging EVs will have on residential transformer loading.
  2. Effects that charging EVs will have on electric system voltage and current balance.
  3. EVs as a means of energy storage and their impact on the grid.

This project was funded by the LDC Tomorrow Fund and Ontario Power Generation (OPG). The DSEA members involved in this project include Ontario Power Generation, Durham College, UOIT, eCamion, Oshawa PUC Networks, Intellimeter, WireIE, Town of Whitby, TetraTech. Siemens, Whitby Hydro and Veridian Connections.


The ‘Durham Smart Grid Demonstration Project’ was collaboration between several DSEA members, including lead applicant Siemens Canada, Oshawa PUC Networks Inc, Whitby Hydro and, Veridian Connections, Intellimeter, Energent WirelE, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College, City of Pickering, Region of Durham and Smart Energy Instruments.  The project’s objective was to build a control centre for three utilities to enable interaction, control, dispatching, monitoring, asset condition assessment, and load modeling of their systems.