EMC’s Weekly Message

New EMC Executive Committee announced this week



A motion was passed at this month’s EMC Board meeting that appoints the following to the EMC Executive Committee:


Dan Guatto (Burlington Hydro) – Chair (retiring January 10, 2023)

Neetika Sathe (Alectra Utilities) – Chair (transitioning to Chair starting January 10, 2023)

Megan Lohmann (Community Energy Association) – Vice-Chair

Sanjeev Pushkarna (Nova Scotia Power) -Treasurer

Travis Allan (FLO) – Secretary


The role of the Executive Committee is to review and follow-up weekly on EMC news and priority files. Join us in congratulating returning members, and welcoming new ones.



Speaker lineup second-to-none for new technical sessions at EVVE 2022




Earlier this week, we announced three new additional sessions to the EVVE 2022 Annual Conference program. These sessions, focusing on research and development, will take place on the afternoon of September 28th. To find out who will be leading these exciting sessions, visit EVVE 2022’s Program page.


Interested in sponsorship? Complete the commitment form soon to maximize your organization’s visibility.


Hurry! Very limited space still available at the tabletop exhibit taking place on September 28.


If you haven’t registered yet, make sure to do so by August 18th before prices increase!



EMC’s recommendations on strengthening Quebec’s ZEV sale mandate


As part of the second public consultation on changes to the ZEV regulation, EMC submitted eight recommendations with comments. The strengthening of the ZEV mandate is important to achieving ZEV adoption and GHG reduction objectives in Quebec. EMC’s recommendations aim to improve the impact of the ZEV mandate on both fronts. Positive adjustments have been made to the draft regulation revision since the first consultation, but EMC believes that several sections still need to be revised, particularly with respect to annual credit requirements for the 2025-2030 period and the lack of a limit on the share of credits related to the sale of PHEVs.


Review the recommendations (in French) submitted by EMC to the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements climatiques (MELCC) on July 22, 2022.




New Quebec program to support the private sector for the deployment of public rapid chargers


The Private Sector Support Program for the Deployment of Public Rapid Charging Stations offers financial assistance to private companies for projects involving the purchase and installation of public direct current fast chargers (DCFC).


The first call for projects is underway. The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 28, 2022. The program is available to companies registered with the Registraire des entreprises du Québec that have an establishment in the province. Eligibility requirements include: the DCFCs must have a minimum capacity of 100 kW, be maintained in service for at least eight years, and be interoperable with other networks, including, at least, the Electric Circuit network. An applicant can receive a maximum grant of $2,500,000 per site and $10,000,000 per call for projects.


Visit the program information page (in French) for full details.




Opportunity: Conference Consultant


Contract Length: 8+ weeks

Ideal start date: August 22, 2022

We are looking for an event planning consultant to take the lead on the event planning and logistics for our annual conference, EVVE2022, taking place in Toronto at the Beanfield Centre on September 27 to 29.


Spread the word by sharing with your networks!

For more information, visit the EMC website




Al Cormier Award – Call for nominations


The Al Cormier award is named after Electric Mobility Canada’s founder, Al Cormier, who founded EMC in 2006. EMC is one of the first known organizations focused on advancing electric mobility anywhere in the world.


EMC awards this national recognition annually to an individual who is or has been a champion in advancing the electrification of transportation.

Nominations close on August 12.


Learn more about eligibility and submit your nomination




Canada talks electric cars webinar


With gas prices topping $2/L in many provinces, Canadians are switching to EVs in record numbers to save money on fuel. But just how affordable and available are electric cars?


Register for EV Society’s webinar to hear from Daniel Breton, President of Electric Mobility Canada and Joanna Kyriazis, Program Manager at Clean Energy Canada.


Joanna and Daniel will walk us through the true costs of owning an EV, how Canadians can save tens of thousands of dollars by going electric, and why we need a national ZEV mandate to ensure EV supply can keep up with demand and ensure that Canadians across the country can access a broad range of electric makes and models.






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