Event Sponsors


Grounding and lightning issues continue to be an important area of development for the industry. New and better ways to design, construct and test grounding and lightning systems progress to meet higher standards and changing industry demands. This conference is an open forum for information exchange, technical presentations, and training. It will focus on seven overarching themes that will discuss ideas and experiences for the benefit of the participants and industry as a whole.

Supported by over 35 participating utilities, the Annual Grounding and Lightning Conference brings together leading subject matter experts from around the world, while providing an exceptional opportunity for networking with consultants, manufacturers and representatives from electric utilities.


  • Pipelines and Transmission & Distribution Lines
  • Copper Theft
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Distribution & Transmission System Grounding
  • Lightning Protection and Performance
  • Substation Grounding

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This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Consultants, and
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Research Facilities and Laboratories
  • Universities

CEATI Program Participants

This event is organized in coordination with the following Utility Participants.



Quality Providers Program: The Engineering Institute of Canada

The EIC recognizes Quality Providers of continuing education to the engineering community after assessing the provider’s learning development and delivery processes and authorizing them to award EIC continuing education units, the “EIC CEU” for eligible training activities.

The purpose of the EIC Continuing Education Recognition Program is to help engineering professionals identify quality providers of CEUs and to facilitate their record keeping when activities occur with various providers across Canada. This is increasingly important as most licensing bodies have adopted explicit professional development requirements as a licensing condition.

The EIC-CEU is defined as “ten hours of participation in a continuing education program organised in compliance with prescribed EIC Standards under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction”. These CEUs carry significant credibility among the engineering community and are accepted by most NA organisations as valid a demonstration of continuing education activities.

CEATI is recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada as an accredited provider of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). When registering for one of our events be sure to indicate whether you wish to acquire CEUs by attending Conference presentations.