Southern Alberta as a Clean Energy Hub – What are the Opportunities and Challenges?

November 6, 2014 :: Tim Weis & Rob Harlan
Moderated by Courtney Rieger

Alberta’s electricity system is at a cross-roads. Coal, which has been the dominant source of electricity in the province for a generation is slowly being phased out, while industrial growth forecasts mean Alberta’s electricity system will double in size over the next 20 years. Rapid price declines in both wind and more recently solar, as well as technological innovation in integrating these technologies worldwide has meant that wind and solar have the potential to displace vast amount of fossil fuels if Alberta choses to invest in them.

Southern Alberta has some of Canada’s best wind and solar resources and could play an important role in providing clean, renewable energy for the province. The speakers will discuss the opportunities as well as the challenges for wind and solar in Alberta’s electricity market.

Speakers: Tim Weis & Rob Harlan

Tim is the Alberta Director for the Canadian Wind Energy Association and Rob is the Executive Director of the Solar Energy Society of Alberta.

Moderator: Courtney Rieger

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM (30 minutes each for presentation, lunch and Q & A)
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S
Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea at the presentation only)

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