CERI 2016 ELECTRICITY CONFERENCE
The Canadian electricity sector at a crossroads:
exploring alternative paths
OCTOBER 3-4, 2016
CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE
CALGARY, ALBERTA, Canada
For well over a century Canada’s electric power sector has made profound contributions to the country’s economy and to raise the quality of life of Canadians. Starting as a distributed group of investor-owned isolated grids, the electricity system has evolved into a complex physical and human network, integrating power generating and transmission infrastructure, electricity end users, public and private enterprises, and utility regulators. The electricity industry has evolved in a conservative and controlled manner to minimize costs and to ensure reliability. Major changes to the way the electricity system is built and operated has happened in decadal intervals. The Canadian electricity sector is now approaching one of those junctures. Many electricity assets are approaching their end of life and must be replaced to satisfy the growing demand. Concerns about environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and land use impacts have exerted pressure on the way electricity is generated and transported. On the other hand, recent technological developments in electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and storage have provided us options to transform the electricity sector, minimizing its environmental impacts and increasing access. However, such transformation is complicated by the capital stock of electricity infrastructure, uncertainty in future fuel prices and environmental regulations, and public perceptions of different technologies. This CERI conference aims to provide a forum of key industry players, public policy makers, and the general public to explore challenges and opportunities that the Canadian electricity sector is facing over the next three decades.
Confirmed Participants Include:
Richard Admason; President - CMC Research Institutes
Kris Aksomitis; Director - Power Advisory LLC
Dr. Matt Ayres; Chief Executive Officer - Market Surveillance Administrator
Evan Bahry; Executive Director - Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta
Dr. John Barrett; President & Chief Executive Officer - Canadian Nuclear Association
James Burpee; Sussex Affiliate/Senior Counsel, Energy and Environment Practice - Sussex Strategy Group
Kimberley Curran; Manager, Electricity Group - Environment and Climate Change Canada
Ivor da Cunha; Owner and Managing Director - LeapFrog Energy Technologies Inc.
Michael Ekelund; Assistant Deputy Minister, Resource Revenue and Operations Division - Alberta Department of Energy
Mary Hemmingsen; Partner, Global Head of LNG, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities - KPMG Canada
Dr. Larry Kaufmann; Senior Advisor - Pacific Economics Group Research LLC
Dr. Andy Knight; Professor, Transmission Electric Industry Chair, Schulich School of Engineering - University of Calgary
Dr. David Layzell; Director, Canadian Energy Systems Analysis (CESAR) Initiative - University of Calgary
Nicole Leblanc; Director, Forecasting and Analytics - Alberta Electric System Operator
Bruce Lourie; President - Ivey Foundation
Travis Lusney; Director - Power Advisory LLC
John Matovich; Senior Managing Director, Corporate Finance/Financial Advisory Group - Deloitte Canada
Sean McCarry; Managing Partner - Sage Planning Group Ltd.
Jotham Peters; Managing Partner - Navius Research Inc.
Dr. William D. Rosehart; Dean, Schulich School of Engineering - University of Calgary
Craig Sabine; Director, Global Energy - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Tim Schulhauser; President - SkyFire Energy Inc.
Dr. Oskar Sigvaldason; Project Manager - Trottier Energy Futures Project
Robert Spragins; Energy Advocate and Investor
Peter Wallis; President and Chief Executive Officer - The Van Horne Institute
Adam White; Chief Executive Officer - Powerconsumer Inc.
Dr. Jennifer Winter; Director, Energy and Environmental Policy, School of Public Policy - University of Calgary
Michael Wolinetz; Partner - Navius Research Inc.
$1175.00 CAD + GST when registering
$875.00 CAD + GST when registering three or more delegates
Cancellations and Substitutions
A full refund minus a $250 administrative fee will be processed for cancellations received in writing by September 21, 2016. We regret we cannot process refunds after this date; however, full delegate substitution is permitted up to and including the day of the conference. Please note that delegate substitution is for the entire event, shared registration is not permitted. Delegates who fail to cancel their registration or who are "no-shows" will not receive a refund.
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110 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5A6
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