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Energy Innovation Program – Smart Grids


STATUS: Closed

The Energy Innovation Program’s Smart Grid call for proposals will provide support to the key technology, market, and regulatory innovations that address barriers in order to scale pilot projects into grid-wide deployments. The intended results include significant impacts to enhancing grid reliability, resiliency, and flexibility; energy affordability; enabling greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions; and making market conditions more favourable to scaling successful innovations.


Status: Closed

Funding to support the following:

Accelerate grid modernization

Improve customer accessibility of grid-integrated solutions and lower GHG emissions

Address market gaps with business solutions

Regulatory Innovation Capacity

Status: Closed

Funding to support the following:

Regulatory experimentation to support grid modernization

Development of skills required for enabling regulatory innovation

Increase the participation and learning from innovations in a regulatory context



Smart Grid Calls Open to Applications Close Date Expression of Interest
Selection Period
Demonstration October 30, 2023 January 10, 2024 Winter/Spring 2024 Closed
Regulatory Innovation Capacity Building October 30, 2023 January 31, 2024 Winter/Spring 2024 Closed

Why is Canada investing in Smart Grids?

Smart grids modernize the safe and secure delivery of electricity, provide foundations for new market structures and a higher quality of service for customers. They are a key enabler for GHG mitigation as they increase the hosting capacity of renewable generation, leverage more from the electricity infrastructure we have, and increase resiliency.



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For any questions regarding this Smart Grid Call, please contact NRCan at During regular operations, NRCan will strive to respond within two business days.

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