FortisBC has issued an Open Call for technology solutions through Project Greenlight, offering the opportunity to pilot innovations across a network that serves 1.2 million people. The focus is on ideas that advance the sustainability, resiliency, and safety of its operations while lowering emissions.

The FortisBC challenge seeks solutions in specific areas:

  • Utility infrastructure maintenance and inspections: using virtual and remote technologies such as drones, autonomous vehicles, AR/VR and sensors for vegetation management and assessments of asset conditions.
  • Enhancing worker safety: technologies that make it safer to work alone and provide analytics related to environmental health and safety (such as wearable technology)
  • Electric vehicle charging: innovations to their network of public fast chargers and support home charging  

Read more about the FortisBC challenge.

For more in-depth information, join the Project Greenlight webinar on May 5, with presentations from all 5 challenge partners and Q&A sessions. Register.

The FortisBC Open Call is one of five challenges issued by Project Greenlight. Created by the Vancouver Economic Commission and supported by program delivery partner Foresight, Project Greenlight is sponsored by TD Bank Group and Western Economic Diversification Canada. 

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Michelle Zazulak

Michelle is an accomplished graphic designer, brand strategist and content creator. Throughout her career, she has worked with government, nonprofits and early-stage companies to discover their brand’s look and feel. She is passionate about developing a strong provincial technology sector and supporting a sustainable future. Michelle has spent the last few years at Innovate BC, supporting BC’s innovation ecosystem and managing the visual design for the #BCTECHSummit, Western Canada’s largest annual innovation event. She is a multi-disciplinary marketer with degrees and certifications in performing arts, graphic design, film production, and UX design. She’s a skilled amateur photographer, spending her free time exploring the wild places of BC.

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