2008 Canadian Decentralized Energy Conference

Venue: Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 16, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 12, 2008
Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2008
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Description

Canada’s energy industry is transitioning into a balanced supply mix of centralized and decentralized energy (DE). DE is energy generation at or near the point of use, irrespective of size, technology or fuel used - both off-grid and on-grid. DE brings improved efficiency through reduced line losses and thermal efficiency gains. However, to reach its maximum potential, the DE industry must be supported by up-to-date energy management solutions. Energy policy and regulation along with grid integration are two primary areas of concern. They affect all industry stakeholders and several aspects of the value chain (i.e., utilities, independent power producers, governments, regulators, manufacturers, housing industry).

Monday, September 15th – Industry Diagnostics
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
8:10 – 8:40 am
Opening Keynote Address
Utility 2.0: Decentralized Energy and the Utility of the Future
Gary Holden; President and Chief Executive Officer • ENMAX Corporation
8:45 – 10:00 am (Session 1)
GLOBAL MARKETS: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES
How does Canada’s DE market compare with other countries in terms of installed capacity, energy policy, market growth and potential?
International Investments in Transmission: Trends, Outlook and Best Practices
François Nguyen; Senior Policy Advisor - Electricity Markets • International Energy Agency
The Current Status and Future of Renewable Distributed Generation in California
TBA
Canada Overview
Dr. Michal C. Moore; Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy • University of Calgary
10:00 – 10:15 am Networking Break
10:15 am – 11:30 pm (Session 2)
INDUSTRY TRANSITION
What is Canada doing to enable industry growth? What are the current challenges and examples of programs and initiatives that are making a difference?
Overview of Decentralized Energy Policy and Regulatory Challenges
TBA
Ontario Standard Offers Programs (SOP)
JoAnne Butler; Vice President, Electricity Resources • Ontario Power Authority
Raising the Bar for Training and Accreditation
Denis Tanguay; President and Chief Executive Officer • Canadian GeoExchange Coalition
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
LUNCHEON
1:00 – 2:15 pm (Session 3)
GAS AND ELECTRITY - THE ENERGY GRID OF THE FUTURE
How can we promote a smooth integration of the various alternative energy generation systems into our energy grid? This session covers some key issues pertaining to the energy grid and how we can improve it to use and convert fuels more efficiently.
Building an Improved Electricity Supply Chain through a Smart Grid
John Caskey; Industry Director • National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Enhancing Distributed Generation - Hybrid Fuel Cells as Gas Utility Pipeline Assets
TBA
Smart Metering & Infrastructure Improvements in BC
Michele Morgan; Senior Vice President • BC Hydro
2:15 – 2:30 pm Networking Break
2:30 – 4:00 pm (Session 4)
BRINGING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET
SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES: KEY SUCCESS FACTORS FOR GROWTH
A focus on small to medium sized enterprises. What is the path from beta testing to commercialization and what is the current investment climate? This session will host a panel of SME professionals from a range of backgrounds who will review some key success factors for SMEs in the decentralized energy industry. This session will then launch into a facilitated working session that will provide conference delegates with some valuable insight into successful business concepts and plans. This session will also engage delegates in an exercise to share perceptions regarding attractive investment opportunities. We will have five panelists and a formal facilitator for this session.
Moderator: Bill Overend; President • Overview Business Consulting Inc.
Panelists:
Brandy Jeary; Business Manager, Small and Medium Enterprises • Alberta Research Council
Michael Hayes; Industrial Technology Advisor, IRAP West - Calgary Centre • NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program
4:00 – 5:30 pm Launch of 2008 Western Canada Clean Energy Business Directory and Conference Reception

Tuesday, September 16th – The Next Generation
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Introductory Remarks by Conference Co-chair
8:10 – 8:40 am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
What’s Next? Distributed Polygeneration
Richard Adamson; Center Manager, C2L Development Center • Southern Research Institute
8:45 – 10:00 am (Session 5)
INNOVATION
This session takes three examples of fuel sources that are currently underutilized in Canada and presents some scenarios for business development.
Innovative Use of Gaseous Fuelled Engines for Distributed Generation Projects Across Canada
Jan Buijk; Vice President and General Manager • DDACE Power Systems Inc.
The Use of Biomass in Community Integrated Energy Systems
Jim Manson; Senior Project Engineer • FVB Energy Inc.
High-Temperature Geothermal Energy Opportunities in the Canadian Marketplace: Research & Development
Craig Dunn; Education & Membership Director • CanGEA - Canadian Geothermal Energy Association
10:00 – 10:15 am Networking Break
10:15 – 11:30 am (Session 6)
QUANTIFYING THE BENEFITS
What are the quantifiable benefits of DE and its context in the Canadian energy industry?
Moderator: TBA
DE Economic Modeling Applications: City of Calgary, Province of Ontario
Marc Godin; President • Portfire Associates Inc.
Residential CHP: Grid Benefits and Emissions Reduction
Mike Swinton; Research Manager, Canadian Centre for Housing Technology • National Research Council Canada
Distributed Energy - A Perfect Fit for Oil and Gas Production?
Bruce Peachey; President • New Paradigm Engineering Ltd.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
LUNCHEON & SPEAKER
The Effectiveness of Policies to Induce Technological Change
Dr. Mark Jaccard; Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management • Simon Fraser University
1:00 – 2:15 pm (Session 7)
DECENTRALIZED ENERGY IN BUILDINGS
How is DE integrated into building design and what is the rationale for modernization Canada’s building codes?
Net Zero Energy Homes – Challenges, Barriers, Opportunities and Impacts
Gordon Howell; Senior Solar Development Engineer • Howell-Mayhew Engineering Inc.
Metering Technologies – the Benefits of Improving Metering Infrastructure on DE and Sustainability
Doug Houseman; Vice President • Capgemini U.S.
DE: The Next Generation of Building Appliances
Brent Harris; Director of Technology Development • Sustainable Energy Technologies
2:15 – 2:30 pm Networking Break
2:30 – 3:15 pm (Session 8)
DECENTRALIZED ENERGY COMMUNITIES
Designing modern sustainable energy systems in face of uncertainty. Communities designs need to be flexible and resilient, and able to adapt to fluctuations in energy prices, changes in resources availability, technological developments, unforeseen international events, and evolving social and environmental requirements. This session looks at the next generation approach to how energy services are planned and provided to communities.
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)
Louis Marmen; Director, Gas Markets • Canadian Gas Association
In-stream Hydrokinetic Power Generation for Communities
Bob Moll; Vice President, Business Development • New Energy Corporation Inc.
3:15 – 3:45 pm
CLOSING ADDRESS
Designing Communities of the Future – Energy Design at Dockside Green
Joe Van Belleghem; Co-developer • Dockside Green
Closing Remarks & Conference Adjournment

Venue

120 – 9 Avenue SE Macleod Hall, Lower Level
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
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Additional Information

Registration members (CERIorWADE) $600+GST non-members $900+GST