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SWITCH Open Meeting

  • 05 Sep 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Innovation Park (945 Princess Street)


Join Kingston's sustainable energy community at this free meeting featuring a presentation by a sustainable energy expert, introductions, sector news, networking, and refreshments.

Presentation:
Connecting Your Renewable Energy Project To The Grid
  • Learn more about Kingston Hydro’s technical requirements for Control, Monitoring and Transfer Trip communications of small FIT projects including information from a recent project implementation. 
Presenter:

Tom Brackenbury
Utilities Engineer,
Utilities Kingston

Tom Brackenbury is involved with electric asset management and electric distribution engineering activities for Kingston Hydro.


Tom has worked for Kingston Hydro for the past 11 years.  Project experience includes substation design/build/maintenance activities, non-linear design analysis of distribution poles using SPIDACalc, design/construction upgrades of the underground electric distribution system in downtown Kingston and connection impact assessments for distributed generation projects of various sizes including a large 15MW Cogen facility, small FIT solar rooftop projects (10kW to 250kW) and microFIT solar rooftop projects (10kW and less).


Tom contributed to Kingston Hydro’s 2011 Electricity Distribution Rate Application to the Ontario Energy Board and is currently updating Kingston Hydro’s Asset Management Plan in preparation for the next rate application. Smart Grid and Distributed Resources are also areas of keen interest.