CERI 2017 Electricity Conference

Opportunities and Challenges to Greening
the Canadian Electricity System

October 16-17, 2017
Calgary, alberta, Canada

As Canada debates our move toward a lower carbon future, choices must be made. How much do we rely on traditional generation and the traditional grid? How far do we advance technologies and distribution networks? Can carbon capture and storage play a role in the new energy system? Will energy storage systems live up to promised performance? How do demand management and electric vehicles impact the overall demand?

These questions pose many challenges including affordability and investment; system integration and operation. Business models may need to change to meet these opportunities and challenges. Systems may include some elements of public and private ownership to properly allocate the risk and promote innovation. Will electrification of end use services meet our GHG emissions reductions targets? What will these electricity system changes cost? What options are available to ensure investments?

Confirmed Participants Include:

The Honourable Jim Carr; Minister of Natural Resources – Government of Canada (via video)

The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd; Minister of Energy  – Government of Alberta

Dr. Sami Abdulsalam; Director, Transmission Planning– Alberta Electric System Operator

Gabriel Adam; Senior Manager, Engineering Studies, Market & System Operations  – Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator

Grant Arnold; President & CEO– BluEarth Renewables

Evan Bahry; Executive Director  – Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta

Dr. John Barrett; President & CEO– Canadian Nuclear Association

John Beaucage; Principal  – Counsel Public Affairs Inc.

Jim Brown; Principal – ERM Certification and Verification Services

Nick Bryanskiy; Regulatory Associate – Bennett Jones LLP

Richard Carlson; Director, Energy Policy  – Pollution Probe

Allen Crowley; Vice President, Regulatory and Market Studies  – EDC Associates Ltd.

Kimberly Curran; Manager, Electricity Group  – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Kendell Dilling; Vice President, Environment and Regulatory –  Cenovus Energy Inc.

John Gorman; President & CEO  – Canadian Solar Industries Association

Kevin Heffernan – Consultant

Markham Hislop; Publisher  – North American Energy News Inc.

Robert Hornung; President & CEO  – Canadian Wind Energy Association

Dr. Roger Humphries; Director, SMR and New Business Development, Nuclear Canada  – Amec Foster Wheeler

Anouk Kendall; President  – Decentralised Energy Canada

Dr. Andrew Knight; Professor, Transmission and Electricity Industry Chair – University of Calgary

Dr. David Layzell; Director, Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research Insitiative – University of Calgary

Bruce Leslie; Executive Director, Western Canada – Conference Board of Canada

Brett Lovas; Academic Chair, Electrical Engineering Technology – SAIT Polytechnic

Nicole Martin; Senior Director, Green Evaluations Analytical Coordinator - Americas – S&P Global

Jeff Reading; Innovation Partnerships – ATCO Electric

Jesse Row; Vice President, Corporate Performance  – Energy Efficiency Alberta

Dr. Andrew Rowe; Professor and Director, Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering  – University of Victoria

Scott Thon; President & CEO  – AltaLink Management Ltd.

Don Tretheway; Senior Advisor, Market Design and Policy – California ISO

Guy Van Uytven; Associate – Bowman Centre for Sustainable Energy

Bill Whitelaw; President & CEO –  JWN Energy


Registration Fees

$1175.00 (CDN) + GST

Corporate Rate
$875.00 (CDN) + GST when registering 3 or more delegates

CERI Partner Member Rate
$775.00 (CDN) + GST

Cancellations and Substitutions

A full refund minus a $250 administrative fee will be processed for cancellations received in writing by September 22, 2017. 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.


Calgary Marriott Downtown
110 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5A6

Book your accommodations online or by calling 1.800.228.9290 and identify yourself as part of the CERI 2017 Electricity Conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider this business opportunity to join other leading organizations in an exclusive sector.  Increase your company profile by marketing directly to your target market.  Sponsorship includes on-site signage, literature display and corporate acknowledgment in conference materials and from the conference podium.  For more information about valuable sponsorship opportunities please contact Capri Gardener at cgardener@ceri.ca.

Speaking Opportunities

If you would like information regarding speaking opportunities, please contact Capri Gardener at 403.220.2380 or email cgardener@ceri.ca