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Official event rules

Event Description

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (“Toronto Hydro”)’s Power Pitch (the “Event”) will be held at 500 Commissioners Street, in Toronto, Ontario. The Event will be held on October 22nd, 2019 ("Event Period").

Toronto Hydro is seeking innovative ideas related to grid automation. Interested companies are invited to complete the online application for Toronto Hydro review. A short list of respondents, selected at Toronto Hydro’s sole discretion, will be invited to present their ideas to a live panel of Toronto Hydro representatives.

The target area for ideas is Toronto Hydro’s open loop distribution system surrounding the Toronto city core. Solutions should support legacy equipment while being flexible to meet future needs and changes. Existing equipment includes:

  • S&C SCADA-Mate switch and Intellirupter – 5801 and 6801 RTU (DNP serial)
  • Hubbell Automation Ready – AR switch – SEL 2411 Relay (DNP serial)
  • G&W Viper Recloser – SEL 651 Relay (DNP serial)
  • G&W Switchgear – SEL 751 Relay and RTAC (DNP serial)
  • S&C Vista switch – 5802, and 6802 RTU (DNP serial)
  • Radio systems including General Electric MDS SD-9 radios (plan to migrate to GE Orbit) and transit radios
  • Schneider SCADA OASyS v7.7
  • Oracle NMS v2.3 using ICCP

The solutions should include hardware and/or software that has the ability to interface with a variety of legacy, existing, and future switching devices and be able to communicate on a common protocol (i.e. DNP 3.0).

The Event consists of vendor presentations outlining an innovative technology or idea, operational and implementation details, scalability and projected results followed by panel questions and an opportunity for discussion.

Respondents may apply to participate in this Event by completing the application form with a detailed description of the idea and submitting it through the Power Pitch website:


This Event is open to organizations, excluding the employees, directors, and officers of Toronto Hydro or any of its affiliates, advertising, and promotional agencies, and agents and representatives and the immediate family members of such employees, directors, and officers, their legal or common-law spouse and/or any persons living in the same household.

A copy of the terms and conditions (the “Official Event Rules”) for this Event will be posted at throughout the Event Period. By participating in this Event, respondents acknowledge they have read, understood, and agree to comply with these Official Event Rules. Toronto Hydro reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any respondent they find to be tampering with the entry process or with the operation of this Event or to be acting in violation of the Official Event Rules. Toronto Hydro reserves the rights, in its sole discretion, to amend, cancel, terminate, or suspend this Event, in whole or in part, without prior notice.

Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Event is a violation of law, and should such an attempt be made, Toronto Hydro reserves the right to exclude such person from the Event and to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Confidentiality and Intellectual Property

Confidentiality during the application phase: All information submitted by respondents as part of the application process should not be confidential or commercially sensitive and it will not be treated as such by Toronto Hydro.

Confidentiality during the panel presentation phase: Upon acceptance to participate in the Event, Toronto Hydro will circulate confidentiality agreements to respondents for signature in order to facilitate the exchange of information with the Toronto Hydro panel.

Respondents shall retain ownership of all their intellectual property.


This Event is not a Toronto Hydro procurement and does not impact any existing or future contractual arrangements or procurements organized by Toronto Hydro. This Event will not result in the award of a contract to any participating respondents.

This Event is not a contest and Toronto Hydro does not purport to be a contest sponsor, intend to select any winners, or offer any prizes to participating respondents.


By participating in this Event, each respondent acknowledges and agrees that Toronto Hydro accepts no responsibility for any loss, damages or claims arising from, or caused by, the Event and releases Toronto Hydro in respect of same.

By participating in this Event, each respondent further acknowledges and agrees that as a condition of participating, Toronto Hydro and its affiliates have the right to use and publicize the participants’ names, which may include publicizing the participants’ names on Toronto Hydro’s Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram pages, and fact that they have participated for publicity purposes, without remuneration or liability, except where prohibited by law, and agree to sign a release acknowledging such rights.

Governing Laws

This Event is subject to all applicable laws in the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

Personal Information

The personal information gathered about respondents for this Event will be used only for the administration of this Event and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose except as permitted or required by law. You may view and read Toronto Hydro's Privacy Policy at Any other consent that the respondent has given to the Sponsor to receive commercial electronic messages which are currently in effect, and unrelated to this Event, shall not be affected by the request for consent made pursuant to this Event.

Event Organizer

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, 14 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1K5. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is the regulated distributor of electricity in the City of Toronto.

Toronto Hydro reserves the right, to cancel, amend, or suspend this Event (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Toronto Hydro that interferes with the proper conduct of this Event as contemplated by these Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Event in any way (as determined by Toronto Hydro in its sole and absolute discretion) is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Toronto Hydro reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Toronto Hydro reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend this Event, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever.

Toronto Hydro reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any respondent, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of Toronto Hydro, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Event as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Event-related materials, including, but not limited to: television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.