Frequently asked questions
The fastest way to get answers to your questions is to check our FAQs.
Why is this program being offered?
Power Pitch is an open call for innovative new ideas to continuously improve our system, reduce costs and be ready to meet the challenges of the future. By providing innovators with the opportunity to present their solutions directly to Toronto Hydro, we aim to encourage new ways of thinking and break down barriers to entry for teams with great ideas.
What kind of initiatives are you looking for?
In the first call, we’re looking for proposals for distribution automation solutions.
Is there any application fee?
No, there is no fee to enter.
What’s the deadline to submit an application?
The deadline for the first call is July 29, 2019.
If I’m selected to pitch my solution, how and when will I be contacted?
If you’re selected to pitch your solution, we’ll contact you by email before September 15, 2019.
What do I have to do to apply?
You need to fill in the application form provided, providing as much detail as possible.
How can I keep up to date on what’s new with Power Pitch?
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Who can participate?
Companies/providers with proven solutions are welcome to apply.
Please read the complete Terms and Conditions.
Can non-Canadian companies apply?
Yes! We encourage submissions from anywhere in the world, but the solution has to be feasible in the Toronto Hydro service territory. Please refer to the application form for details.
Can I partner with another company, sub-contractor, researcher or other organization in my application?
Yes! We encourage joint submissions.
I can only describe my technology using confidential information – can I apply?
All information submitted at the application stage must be non-confidential. All entrants retain intellectual property of their solution. If necessary, Toronto Hydro may seek additional information and clarification about your application. If your project is ultimately accepted by Toronto Hydro, confidentiality agreements will be put in place.
I’m having problems with my application, who can I contact?
Please email email@example.com.
Can I submit to more than one call?
Yes! Innovators are encouraged to apply to multiple calls.
Are multiple entries allowed from the same team?
Who will be reviewing the submissions?
Submissions will be reviewed by a team of internal Toronto Hydro subject matter experts.
What's the selection procedure?
An initial panel will evaluate the submissions received. If selected, you’ll be invited to pitch your solution to our team in an informal setting where we can offer feedback, share information and potentially explore opportunities to collaborate.
What's the criteria for selection?
Each submission will be evaluated on the basis of level of innovation, implementation feasibility and operational impact.
How do I cancel/replace my submission?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live pitch event questions
When will the live pitch event take place?
The event will take place in Toronto on October 22, 2019.
Will transport to Toronto be provided for participants?
Transportation and other expenses related to your pitch will not be provided and are the responsibility of each applicant.