Welcome to the 2021 CIGRE Canada Conference & Expo

On behalf of the members of the CIGRE Canada committee and Hydro One, I hope you’ll join us in Toronto for the 16th Annual CIGRE Canada Conference, from October 25 to 28. Over these four days, Business Leaders, Manufacturers, Engineers, Regulators and Academia will collaborate and discuss the latest industry and technological trends and developments within the sector. 

The conference theme, “Decentralization, Decarbonization & Climate Change Adaptation,” reflects the rapidly evolving energy sector, including the introduction of new flexible and digital technologies, greater penetration of distributed energy resources, and a heightened focus on resiliency and sustainability. In the face of change, utilities and businesses must continue to focus on their core businesses of enabling, producing and delivering clean, safe and reliable electricity, while improving the customer experience. Personally, I believe there are great opportunities for the future of our industry.

The CIGRE Canada Conference will provide a forum to meet and share our knowledge, experience, ideas and perspectives on how we can collectively shape the “Utility of the Future” as we prepare ourselves for sector transformation.

I look forward to seeing you in Toronto in October 2021.


Yours truly,

Mark Poweska

President and CEO, Hydro One

* Please note this is intended to be an in-person event in compliance with current Covid-19 public health guidance. Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for entry. We will contact all registered guests closer to the event date with any updates.


The 2021 Preliminary Program is now available here

Seats are limited, Register Today!