Ron is responsible for all activities at the Advanced Energy Centre, focused on two priorities. First, working with a diverse group of public and private sector partners to assist utilities, energy users and energy innovators to adopt new technologies faster, Mr. Dizy is passionate about making our energy system more cost effective, more resilient and more reliable. Second, he is driving international opportunities for Ontario and Canadian energy innovators by leveraging our domestic successes and experience.
He was previously the President and CEO of ENBALA Power Networks, a smart grid technology company that offers grid optimization services to utilities and system operators to increase the overall efficiency and reliability of the power system.
Ron is viewed as a thought-leader on innovation opportunities that lie within the evolution of the modern power system. Based on his well-respected perspective on the smart grid, he was recruited to the executive committee of the board for the Ontario Energy Association and the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid. He was also elected chair of the Corporate Partners Committee of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum.
His entire career has been focused on bringing new technologies to evolving markets, including spending nearly ten years as a venture capitalist (both as a direct investor and as a pension fund manager), co-founding a company specializing in artificial intelligence and gathering experience in major consulting firms. Ron holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.
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Evolution of Modern Power Systems
University of Toronto: BASc, Industrial Engineering 1987
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MaRS announces appointment of prominent energy entrepreneur as Managing Director of its Advanced Energy Centre
MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Dizy as Managing Director of its Advanced Energy Centre (AEC). “I am delighted that Ron has decided to join the Advanced Energy Centre,” said Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District. “As an entrepreneur, Ron has been passionate about bringing new technologies and approaches to the energy sector. I know that with his drive, experience and pragmatism, he will find ways to help this key sector increase its impact.”