Utilities

Utility Members can influence and engage in CUTRIC’s National Power Providers Transit Electrification Working Group (PPWG) to support provincial and federal harmonization of energy and electricity-focused policy development relevant to electrification of transit, share mobility and transportation systems.

CUTRIC serves as a coordinating body for the varied and differentiated voices of Canada’s utility sector across 10 provinces and three territories and the provincial and federal ministries of energy and natural resources responsible for regulating or legislating the industry.

Specific benefits include:

  • Access to CUTRIC’s National Power Providers Transit Electrification Working Group (PPWG) to enable the widespread development, design, launch and integration of high- and low-powered standardized electric transit bus services across Canada, as well as hydrogen fuel cell electric transit bus services, within relevant regulatory frameworks and empirically-driven electricity market solutions offered by the sector
    • Engagement in collective discussions regarding the role of regulators and legislators in framing and shaping the electricity sector in the near- and long-term future to support effective, low-cost and fair electrified transit and transportation systems integration
  • Access to heavily discounted fees for use of CUTRIC’s trademarked RoutΣ.i™ and deCarbonify™ modelling tools for route-based and block-based alternative propulsion and energy systems simulation and modelling, as well as greenhouse gas (GHG) relative measure analysis (vis-à-vis other cities)
    • These tools help TAs simulate and predict battery and H2 electric bus performance, charging system performance, energy storage integration performance, electricity and H2 fuel costs, GHG emissions (tailpipe or well-to-wheel), total cost of ownership (TOC), and other key variables
    • CUTRIC researchers can also help TAs engage in vehicle supply equipment localization and mapping, life cycle assessments (LCAs), and return-on-investment predictions in local communities
    • Access for Utility Members – under Non-Disclosure Agreements – to modelling results for Canadian and American cities as available
  • Access to facilitated discussions and planning efforts between utilities and transit agencies across Canada to convey global needs and concerns vis-à-vis e-bus and H2 bus systems integration
  • Engagement in the development of novel business plans in the form of Innovation P3© models which detail a strategy for asset acquisition, operations and maintenance as well as financing (with possible design and build components) to support upfront capital investments and long-term operations of low carbon smart-mobility commercialization and deployments projects nationwide
  • Receipt of up-to-date and dynamic education on new technologies in low-carbon smart mobility emanating from competitive vendors or potential new suppliers within the national and North American eco-system 
  • Access to cutting edge CUTRIC Technical Reports, including CUTRIC’s annual CUTRIC White Paper Series on electric bus, hydrogen fuel cell bus and connected and autonomous shuttle technologies (Volume 1, 2019-2020)
  • Access to data collection-focused e-bus, H2 bus, and smart vehicle Steering Committees allied to CUTRIC commercialization projects as “Observers” under Non-Disclosure and special IP Agreements with CUTRIC project partners
  • Receipt of Letters of Support from CUTRIC’s CEO to support Utility-led bids, projects and funding proposals
  • Access to CUTRIC’s useful Membership Directory with detailed Member Designate contact information for the whole CUTRIC consortium
  • Access to strategic insights into the ongoing research and IP outputs emanating from CUTRIC-funded e-bus, H2-bus and smart vehicle research at more than two dozen universities and colleges across Canada, as captured in CUTRIC’s National Academic Advisory Committees (NAACs) for e-bus, H2-bus and smart vehicle research
  • Access to CUTRIC-facilitated introductions to specific industry partners to learn about new technologies and solutions offered by Industry Members

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BC Hydro Burlington Hydro Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Fortis BC Manitoba Hydro Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ontario Power Generation Oshawa Power & Utilities Corporation Toronto Hydro

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