The Advanced Energy Centre’s (AEC) unique approach to addressing energy problems is one that resonates globally. Given the cross-sectoral nature of today’s energy challenges, effective solutions require collaboration between key stakeholders to co-create, prototype and scale projects. But collective action alone is insufficient. As the Advanced Energy Centre’s work demonstrates, it is essential to build structural, policy and regulatory capacity alongside collaborative initiatives to improve the receptivity of the sector to change.

This was the story that resonated with Mexican representatives visiting the MaRS Discovery District on Monday. As the Mexican energy environment rapidly changes, there is demand for innovative strategies and solutions. It turns out that lessons learned in Canadian energy projects are translatable to addressing Mexico’s challenges.

Jesika Briones, the AEC’s Business Development Manager for International Markets, was featured in Mexico’s official news agency this week.
Jesika Briones, the AEC’s Business Development Manager for International Markets, was featured in Mexico’s official news agency this week.

As a follow-up to the visit, Jesika Briones, the AEC’s Business Development Manager for International Markets, was featured in Mexico’s official news agency this week. Briones specifically noted the relevance of Canada’s experiences in smart grid roadmaps and micro-grids for remote communities. She also stressed the business case behind Cleantech, which holds great potential for job generation
alongside carbon emission reduction and other environmental benefits.

 

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Kathleen Gnocato

Kathleen Gnocato is Manager of the Utility Transformation Program for the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS. See more…