Toronto, July 7, 2017 – Spark Power Corp is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District. This agreement formalizes the working relationship between both organisations, and their mutual commitment to advancing innovative energy solutions across Canada.
The partnership demonstrates Spark’s commitment to offering business solutions to the power and utility sector, amidst ongoing technology-driven market transformation. Collaboration between Spark and the Advanced Energy Centre will focus on shared strategic priorities, including delivering new value to utility customers, innovating energy sector business models and modernizing procurement processes to make them more open to new solutions from entrepreneurs and SMEs.
The Advanced Energy Centre’s unique role as a neutral third party connected to innovative energy sector SMEs, leading global energy players, regulators and the public sector, will provide Spark with a platform for multi-stakeholder engagement and problem-solving.
“We are excited that Spark Power has joined our partner community. They are an innovative, nimble company creating energy solutions for those organizations that form the engine of our economy, while also managing and growing the province’s renewable energy portfolio,” said Kathleen Kauth, Director of Partnerships at the Advanced Energy Centre. “They bring a unique approach and new insights to our partnership network, as we collectively move the sector towards a more resilient, technologically advanced future.”
“Spark Power is proud to be a member of the Advanced Energy Centre, and in partnership with the MaRS Discovery District, we believe there is tremendous opportunity to lead the next wave of transformation in the energy sector,” said Gord Reynolds, Spark Power Corp. COO. “The Centre’s initiatives are important for empowering businesses and communities to manage their own energy supplies and, through the work at the Advanced Energy Centre, they will be given the technologies and tools to advance their effort.”
About Spark Power Corp
Spark Power Corp. delivers technical innovation, asset management, project development, maintenance, service and operational support to the renewable energy sector and industrial, commercial, institutional (ICI) and utility markets. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, with branches in Barrie, Belleville, Brampton, Cambridge, Chatham, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, New Liskeard, Ottawa, Perth, Peterborough, Stoney Creek, Tillsonburg, Vaughan and Whitby, the company has over 400 employees and 4,500 customers across Ontario.
About the Advanced Energy Centre
Part of MaRS Discovery District, the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) is a public-private partnership with the mission of fostering the adoption of innovative energy technologies in Ontario and Canada, and leveraging those successes and experiences into international markets. Its role is to actively develop partnerships that will help bring these technologies to global markets. Within Canada, the AEC works to identify and remove systemic barriers to the adoption of energy innovation.