Proceedings

Apr 17, 2019 to Apr 18, 2019

Banff, Alberta

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Thank you to our Title Sponsor

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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

A new national voice for the wind, solar and energy storage industries

On July 1, 2020, CanWEA and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) united within the Canadian Renewable Energy Association to form one voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage in Canada.

To explore the new multi-technology association, go to www.renewablesassociation.ca!