CanSIA Western Conference and Solar Showcase
The Westin Hotel Calgary
320 4Th Avenue SW Calgary
Calgary Alberta Canada
May 25-26 2010
TUESDAY MAY 25TH 2010 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
OPENING: ENMAX RECEPTION Solar Showcase
Hosted by Gary Holden President and CEO Enmax
Welcoming remarks by Deputy Minister Peter Watson, Alberta Energy, Government of Alberta (Confirmed)
Come meet and mingle and see the latest in solar technologies from across Canada in our exciting exhibit area
WEDNESDAY MAY 26TH 2010
8:45 a.m to 9:15 a.m. Conference Opening
Government of Canada Representative Invited (TBC)
9:15 a.m to 10:15 a.m. The future is now – solar technologies going forward
Given the incredible success of the Drake Landing project it seems that solar storage is a reality. This panel will focus on that project and other solar technologies that will change the lives of Canadians going forward.
David Kelly, Sedmek (Confirmed)
Doug McClenahan, Natural Resources Canada (Confirmed)
Manfred Reuss, Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (Germany) (Confirmed)
Bill Wong, SAIC Canada (Confirmed)
10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break Solar Showcase
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Sharing the Western Landscape...where do renewables and solar fit in ?
Alberta is an energy rich province but the economics reality of energy are changing. Where do renewables fit into the Alberta reality? BC is a province with extensive hydropower and wind resources – but can solar also be part of that province’s future? There are interesting and innovative things happening in Saskatchewan as SaskPower is undergoing the pressure of having a vast aging generation network, an aging transmission/distribution system, in addition to coal being the primary fuel source. Let’s see what our panel has to say – for now and the future?
Moderator: Michelle Chislett, Vice President - Solar Development, International Power Canada Inc. (Confirmed)
Ian Loughran, Leader, DSM Renewable Energy Programs, SaskPower Eneraction (Confirmed) Biography
Tim Weis Director, Renewable Energy, The Pembina Institute (Confirmed) Biography
Ian H. McKay, Executive Director, Infrastructure and Alternative Energy, Government of Alberta (Confirmed) Biography
Geoff Turner, Senior Policy Advisor, Renewable Energy Development, BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (Confirmed)
John Maniawski, Director, Power Generation Business Development, Enbridge Inc. (Confirmed)
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. THE EDF EN CANADA LUNCHEON
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The economics of solar – can it make sense?
Brent Harris, Sustainable Energy Technologies (Confirmed)
Mark Porter, Senior Associate , Renewable Energy Advisory Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance (Confirmed)
Jon Kieran, EDF EN Canada (Confirmed) Biography
John Stonier, Vice President Day4 Energy (Confirmed)
Doug Sullivan, V.P. Distributed Generation Enmax (Confirmed) Biography
Michael Lamb, VP Business Development, eIQ Energy Inc. (Confirmed) Biography
3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break Solar Showcase
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Solar in the urban environment
One of the advantages of the solar technologies is that they are incredibly flexible and homeowners are keen to adopt them. Our panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges for solar in the city.
Gordon Howell, Howell-Mayhew Engineering, Inc. (Confirmed)
Justin Pokar, Energy and Environment Coordinator City of Calgary (Confirmed)
Russ Smith, Environment Manager City of Medicine Hat (Confirmed) Biography
Ryan Scott, Avalon Homes (Confirmed)
Jared Donald, Conergy (Confirmed) Biography