February 21, 2022 Denis Chartrand
Denis specializes in electricity distribution and has spent his career at Hydro-Québec where he served as Chef Executive of the utility’s distribution network strategies. There he oversaw all technology areas, serving on advanced metering, electric transportation and network evolution planning steering committees. Denis developed evolution strategies for distribution networks incorporating technological developments from Hydro-Québec’s transmission and generation divisions, and designed and implemented asset management programs, SmartGrid network initiatives, and a distribution network hardening following the 1998 ice storm in Québec. He created architecture and standards for Hydro-Québec’s Distribution Network, and managed large teams and portfolios in excess of $600 million annually. Denis represented Hydro-Québec to the Canadian Electrical Association as Chair of the Distribution Council, and the Electric Power Research Institute as a voting member of the Power Delivery & Energy Utilization Council. He now consults and is an advisor to multiple utilities, companies, government organizations, and associations.