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Top 5 reasons to choose Ontario clean technology suppliers

  1. Leading-edge expertise

    Having completed one of the largest smart meter deployments in North America, we learned a few things. Data privacy and security? The made-in-Ontario “Privacy by Design” framework has set the international gold standard. Additionally, two of the world's leading water and wastewater treatment technologies (UV purification and membrane) were developed in Ontario, Canada.

  2. Continuous innovation

    Research centres across Ontario, including the Smart Grid Research and Innovation Center at the University of Waterloo and GE's Grid IQ Innovation Centre in Markham, are at the forefront of developing new products that deliver higher levels of grid reliability, more sophisticated data analytics and safer integration of green energy. Breakthrough technology innovations over the past three decades of experience have also made clean water possible in some of the world's toughest industrial and urban environments.

  3. Top quality

    As suppliers to utilities in Canada and around the world, made-in-Ontario technologies must pass both the highest technical standards and the rigors of tough environmental conditions. Our companies have been helping people around the world solve their clean water challenges for more than three decades. From large-scale water infrastructure engineering projects to high-performance membrane filtration technologies, their solutions meet the most rigorous quality standards.

  4. Cost competitive

    Ontario's clean tech companies are based in one of the most cost-competitive locations in the G7 and that enables them to provide cost-efficient solutions to partners and customers. On top of that, the low Canadian dollar means our quality goods and services can be purchased at highly competitive prices.

  5. Business in any language

    More than 150 languages are spoken in Ontario. That makes it easier for Ontario companies to provide best-in-class service and support to any organization, no matter where they are located.

Utilities across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and India are discovering the smart grid solutions they need in Ontario, Canada.

Proven technologies and insights from Ontario firms are now helping smart grid leaders worldwide solve problems and save money.

Video: Ontario - Powering the Future

Transcript:
VISUALS:
Dynamic, conceptual vision of a smart grid future intercut with interview clips.
 
DOUG WESTLUND | N-Dimension Solutions
A smart grid offers tremendous operational benefit for utilities, more efficiency // increased reliability...
 
YOUNG NGO | Survalent Technology.
We need the // grids to be more intelligent to adapt into different sources of supplies and different types of demands...
 
JOHN MacRITCHIE | Regional Director | OCE
We're on the leading edge of putting the whole system together...
 
Title Sequence:
Ontario: Powering the Future
 
VISUALS:
Conceptual vision of a smart grid future intercut with how Ontario is bringing that vision to life.
 
NARRATOR:
Smart Grids. They hold the promise of a cleaner energy future... Using innovative information technology to move electricity more efficiently and effectively.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
Ontario is leading the way
 
NARRATOR:
The province of Ontario is leading the way... building a smarter, more reliable system. One capable of incorporating distributed energy sources... and embracing new users and new uses…
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
We're powering the future
 
NARRATOR:
Ontario... we're powering the future... today.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
Juan Macias
General Manager Grid Automation
GE Digital
 
JUAN MACIAS
It's a fantastic jurisdiction with phenomenal ability of talent...
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
Alex Giosa, President
Alcatel-Lucent Canada
 
ALEX GIOSA
The collaboration across industry, education and the government is very supportive.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
Doug Westlund, CEO
N-Dimension Solutions
 
DOUG WESTLUND
We've got great government programs that support small and emerging sized businesses.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
John MacRitchie, Regional Director
Ontario Centres of Excellence
 
JOHN MacRITCHIE
And things like the Green Energy Act // smart meter deployment and the integration of renewables...
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
An "innovation sandbox"
 
JOHN MacRITCHIE
All of this has created an environment, something that we like to call a bit of an "innovation sandbox"...
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
World-Class Research & Development
 
VISUALS:
Exploration of the universities, utilities and centres of excellence that are focused on clean energy and smart grid related work.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN:
North America's largest ICT clusters
Competitive R&D Costs
 
NARRATOR:
Innovation starts with research and development. And Ontario is home to one of North America's largest ICT clusters. Coupled with the fact that Canada has the lowest R&D costs in the G7 ... Ontario has become a hotbed of R&D and a test bed for emerging smart grid tools and technologies.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN:
New demand management technologies
New storage technologies
New generation technology
 
JOHN MacRITCHIE
These are projects that involve researchers and companies here, developing new demand management technologies // developing new storage technologies and even developing some new generation technology...
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
Young Ngo, Vice-President
Survalent Technology
 
YOUNG NGO
One of the challenges about the grid needing to be smarter is also to accept these new sources of generation...
 
JUAN MACIAS
The Owen Sound project is Hydro One's advanced distribution system project // to allow them to integrate renewables in their system and we are one of the key partners in that program...
 
VISUALS:
Images and animation showing a two-way flow of information from the grid to end-users and back the other way.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN:
4.7 million smart meters
2 billion dollars
 
NARRATOR
Ontario has one of the earliest and largest smart meter deployments in North America having installed over 4.7 million smart meters. Ontario continues to build on this infrastructure and is projected to invest an additional two billion dollars in smart grid technologies....
 
YOUNG NGO
The vision of the Ontario government, the policy they've made over the last five years to invest in the Smart Meters has driven the advances of Smart grid technology...
 
VISUALS:
B-roll of various Ontario companies engaged in smart grid development.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN:
Global leaders in data management... grid automation... cyber security
 
NARRATOR
Ontario is looking forward. Companies here are global leaders in data management, grid automation, and cyber security... Designing and manufacturing the systems and devices that make the smart grid—smart.
 
ALEX GIOSA
In Ontario we have a very vibrant industry and utilities have been very innovative and quick to mobilize and leverage this tremendous new technology...
 
VISUALS:
B-roll of Ontario's green energy sector including equipment manufacturers and energy producers—both large and small—now connected to the grid.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN:
Committed to clean energy
 
NARRATOR
Ontario is also committed to clean energy... reflected in one of the most vibrant energy sectors in North America, including:
- A record number of new wind energy installations for 2011 in Canada ...
 
TEXT ON SCREEN:
One of the world's largest solar farm
 
NARRATOR
- One of the world's largest solar farms... along with 6,000 grid-connected solar producers ...
 
TEXT ON SCREEN:
25,000 clean energy projects
 
NARRATOR
- And more than 25,000 clean energy projects powering forward... generating change.
 
JOHN MacRITCHIE
Through the Green Energy Act, through the FIT program and // the initiative to remove coal-fire generation from the grid...
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
A position of leadership
 
JOHN MacRITCHIE
all created this environment that has stimulated a lot of activity and // gives us a position of leadership over other jurisdictions in the world.
 
VISUALS:
Newspaper and online headlines announcing the names of funds, the names of projects using funds, etc.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
Funding research...
Supporting demonstration projects
 
NARRATOR
We're building on that momentum... funding research... supporting demonstration projects...
and helping Ontario companies poised to bring emerging smart grid solutions to market.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
A new answer is required
 
ALEX GIOSA
We just can't build networks the same way or consume energy in the same manner. A new answer is required. // One of those answers is through a smart grid.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
This is the place to see the newest technologies
 
JOHN MacRITCHIE
This is a place to see the newest technologies // a place to come to test the technologies that you want to develop for the next generation of smart grid and products and services...
 
VISUALS:
Reprise of the most dynamic imagery of smart grids and smart grid potential from throughout the video.
 
NARRATOR
Smart Grids... Ontario is at the leading edge.
With world-class research and development.
With investments in infrastructure, expertise and innovation. Building the technologies that will shape the future of energy... today.
 
TEXT ON SCREEN
Ontario, Canada
Here's Your Next Big Idea
www.SourceFromOntario.com
 
NARRATOR
Ontario...
Here's Your Next Big Idea.
 

The world needs clean water - and lots more of it.

With 900 Ontario companies and 22,000 employees providing clean water solutions at home and around the world, we have the expertise and leading-edge technologies to help you meet your water challenges - whatever they may be. Their success is why Ontario has become one of the world's largest exporters of water/wastewater products and services.

Video: Ontario - A Water Power

Transcript:
NARRATION:
Water… the world's most precious resource... and most pressing challenge. Today more than 780 million lack access to clean drinking water.
 
In two decades demand for fresh water could exceed supply by 40 percent.
 
We're changing that. Welcome to Ontario Canada... where big ideas hold the promise of clean water for everyone.
 
TOS:
ONTARIO | A WATER POWER
 
Brenda Lucas
Operations Manager
Southern Ontario Water Consortium
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
The water industry globally is approaching 500 billion dollars.
Ontario is well-positioned to play a role in capturing some of that market.
 
TOS:
Rick VanSant
President & CEO
UV Pure Technologies
 
RICK VANSANT:
It's generally accepted that there are three innovation hubs for water treatment globally. Singapore is one. Israel is another. And Ontario is the third...
 
TOS:
Established Companies
World class research
A track record of innovation
A Culture of Water Protection
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
We've got established companies, we've got research excellence, world renowned research facilities in the Province, academics who are well-recognized in their field.
We also have this culture of water protection that runs deep in Ontario...
 
TOS:
900 established companies
300 early-stage innovators
9 top global water companies
Global centre for water-related patent activity
 
NARRATION:
Ontario's water industry includes 900 established companies.. 300 early-stage water innovation companies and 9 of the top 15 global water companies... all helping to make Ontario a top 10 global centre for water related patent activity. Two of the world's most widely known water technologies - UV disinfection and membrane filtration - were developed here.
 
TOS:
David Henderson
Managing Director, XPV CAPITAL CORPORATION
 
DAVID HENDERSON:
We have a very strong cluster of innovative companies and researchers.
 
Two great examples of this would be Zenon Technologies in Burlington, Ontario which commercialized membrane technology around the world and Trojan Technologies of London, Ontario which commercialized ultra-violet technology around the world
 
TOS:
World-wide reputation
World-class solutions
 
NARRATION:
Following their lead... Ontario companies have developed world-class solutions that address the full spectrum of water challenges... from turning wastewater into green energy, to groundwater remediation technologies for remote locations …. and that are being exported around the globe
 
TOS:
Marvin Devries
PRESIDENT
TROJAN TECHNOLOGIES
 
MARVIN DEVRIES:
Our municipal UV systems are used in over 60 countries today on six continents.
We have over 1500 installations across various countries in Europe
in Africa, in Australia, New Zealand, and South America, and in North America...
 
TOS:
Bob Kennedy
President & COO
Newterra
 
BOB KENNEDY:
Our niche is really building modular plants here in Ontario that export around the world...
We can have a waste water treatment plant for 8,000 people you know running in 3 weeks uh onsite.
 
NARRATION:
In Ontario, research doesn't happen in isolation. The Southern Ontario Water Consortium project was created with the goal of building integrated large-scale platform to research, develop, test and commercialize new water technologies and services
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
We're building facilities in real world situations, in field situations...
So that companies can have access to that kind of demonstration facility here in Southern Ontario to develop their products, commercialize their products and show them to potential clients.
 
TOS:
Sophisticated global R&D network
100 technology incubators
102 water-related research institutes
 
NARRATION:
Ontario's deep pool of expertise also includes a sophisticated global R&D network that includes 100 technology incubators... 102 water-related research institutes... and thousands of world-class researchers working on water challenges and solutions. All supported by a government committed to making Ontario a leader in clean water technologies.
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
In Ontario we've had a long history of success. We've got established companies, we've got research excellence…
 
The financial support to build the kind of infrastructure that we're building within SOWC has been critical.
 
The capacity that we're building is absolutely unique.
 
NARRATION:
Clean water. It changes everything.
 
Ontario - a global hub for world class research and testing, and a world leader in innovative, sustainable solutions. Ontario offers a strategic location for companies to develop cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of the global market.
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
Anybody in the water sector... I think has to be excited about what's happening in Ontario.
 
TOS:
Make Ontario Canada
Your Next Big Idea
www.SourceFromOntario.com
 
NARRATION:
Ontario: Innovative - Competitive - and a clean water leader
Make Ontario Canada... Your Next Big Idea