Proceedings

Apr 17, 2019 to Apr 18, 2019

Banff, Alberta

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Spring Forum delegate list

PDF presentations are hyperlinked in green text below where available

Day 1 – Wednesday April 17

8:30 a.m.- 9:50 a.m.

Opening RemarksRobert Hornung, President, CanWEA

The Alberta Election Results - Jason Lockhart, Vice President, Innovative Research Group


Alberta Market Update - Evan Wilson, Regional Director – Prairies, CanWEA

Saskatchewan Market Update - Evan Wilson, Regional Director – Prairies, CanWEA

Ontario Market Update - Brandy Giannetta, Regional Director – Ontario, CanWEA

Quebec Market Update - Jean-Frédérick Legendre, Regional Director – Quebec, CanWEA


10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Demand Drivers for Electricity
Canadian Energy Outlook - Simon Langlois-Bertrand, Concordia University


11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Decarbonizing Electricity Grids in Alberta and Saskatchewan


Day 2 – Thursday April 18


10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Making Renewables Smarter: The Benefits, Risks, and Future of Artificial Intelligence in Solar and Wind - Elizabeth Traiger, DNV GL 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
What’s Next for Alberta?

Defining Alberta’s 2019 Election Race - Jeff Sterzuk, Prairie Sky Consulting

Electricity and Climate Issues in the 2019 Election Race - Evan Wilson, CanWEA


12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Keynote Luncheon
Alberta Wind & The Global Energy Transition
Chris Turner, Author and Journalist