The objective of this database is to catalogue energy storage activity taking place in Canada, province-by-province, to increase public awareness of energy storage in Canada, to demonstrate and disseminate knowledge gained through Canadian efforts to further development and utilize energy storage, and to serve as a research tool for other researchers studying energy storage in Canada.
For the purpose of this site, we have defined 'activity' as including:
- Projects (commercial and/or pilot or demonstration)
- Research and development (R&D) projects,
- Media and public discourse on energy storage
- Governance Initiatives (policies, regulations, planning groups, etc.,) pertaining to energy storage, and;
- Actors (industry and otherwise).
This project began in June 2017, as part of a larger research network on energy storage in Canada (see 'About the Project'). The principle investigators involved are Dr. Ian Rowlands, Professor and Associate Vice-President of Waterloo International, and Dr. James Gaede, Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, with research assistance provided by Masters of Environmental Studies student Sara Ganowski.
In this 'About' section, you will find further information about this project and the research network it is a part of, information about the basic site structure and content categorization practices, information on our approach to researching energy storage activities, and a glossary of key terms (such as 'Energy Storage' itself).
If you find information that is missing, incomplete or inaccurate, or if you would like to include information about an activity we have missed, we encourage you to contact the principle investigators.
How to Cite
To cite this database, please use the following format:
James Gaede, Ian Rowlands (2018) "A Database for Energy Storage Activity in Canada", Project 4.6 of the NSERC Energy Storage Technologies Research Network (NESTNet), School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario Canada