Meet the Team

DEMOCRASI connects people and technology.

“Innovation in the electrical industry is changing at a rapid pace. We at Lakeland Holding have challenged ourselves to become innovation leaders. We look forward to working with our partners to successfully carry out one of Canada’s most innovative projects.”

Lakeland Holding Ltd. is the parent company of Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd., Bracebridge Generation and Lakeland Energy/Networks. The company is wholly owned by the Ontario municipalities of Bracebridge, Parry Sound, Huntsville, Burk’s Falls, Sundridge and Magnetawan.

Bracebridge Generation is the lead partner in the DEMOCRASI Project, and is one of the subsidiaries of Lakeland Holding Ltd., along with Lakeland Power and Lakeland Energy/Networks. Bracebridge Generation maintains 9 Hydroelectric plants in Ontario and 1 in Quebec.

Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd. distributes electricity to over 14,000 customers in Bracebridge, Burk’s Falls, Huntsville, Magnetawan, Parry Sound, and Sundridge. Lakeland Power is the Local Distribution Company for Parry Sound, the location of the DEMOCRASI project in Ontario.

Opus One Solutions is a software and solutions company with the vision of a digitalized, decentralized and decarbonized planet. Its intelligent energy network analysis platform, GridOS®, optimizes complex power flows to deliver operational time-frame energy management and integrated planning to distribution utilities and other managers of distributed energy resources. GridOS is modular, scalable, and integrates seamlessly with existing data systems to unlock greater potential for distributed energy resources, including renewable generation, energy storage, and responsive demand.

Kiwi Power simplifies participation in power markets across the globe for global sustainability impact through maximising the value of distributed energy resources. Based in the UK, the company has over 10 years’ experience across 10 countries, with 1 GW of assets under management. The proprietary software KiwicoreTM provides the user interface, aggregator functionality and control in the DEMOCRASI project.

Western Power Distribution – Project observer