Day 1 - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

7:45
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
8:45
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:00

KEYNOTE

Plans for Alberta Energy: Clarity and Direction in a Time of Uncertainty
9:30
Integration of Power and Carbon: The New Normal
10:00
Networking Refreshment Break
10:15

PANEL

Preparing for and Responding to the Mandate for Clean Energy
11:30

CASE STUDIES

Global Power Perspectives: Looking Outside of Alberta
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Alberta Power Market: Current Outlook
2:00

CASE STUDIES

Keeping the Power on Through Infrastructure Changes
2:30
Renewables: Removing Myth from Reality
3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30

PANEL

Coal Today, Gone tomorrow?
4:30

PANEL

Investing in PPAs and The Future of Market Evolution
5:15
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks Conference Adjourns
5:20
Networking Cocktail Reception (5:20 – 6:30)

Day 2 - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Elite Pass Breakfast Briefing

Sep 15, 2016 12:00am – 

Speakers

Robin Campbell
President
Coal Association of Canada
(Alberta’s Former Minister of Environment)

7:00

OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSION

Breakfast Brief Registration Opens
7:30

BREAKFAST BRIEF

Coal as Climate Leadership: How the Coal Industry Can Inform and Assist Climate Change Policy in Canada
8:30
Refreshments are Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs’
9:15

KEYNOTE

Integration of Renewables and its Potential Impact on the Alberta Market Structure
10:00

PANEL

Powering Alberta: The Next Generation
11:00
Networking Refreshment Break
11:15

PANEL

Implications for the Future Albertan Electricity Consumer
12:15
Aboriginal Engagement in a Period of Change
12:45
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Embracing Emerging Technology and Innovative Energy Solutions
2:15
Transmission, Operations, and Future Infrastructure Impacts
3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15

PANEL

Thought-Leaders Roundtable – Looking at The Future of Alberta’s Power Landscape
4:15
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

7:45
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
8:45
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs

Devin McCarthy
Vice President, Public Affairs
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)

Jacob Irving
President
Canadian Hydropower Association

9:00

KEYNOTE

Plans for Alberta Energy: Clarity and Direction in a Time of Uncertainty

Hon. Shannon Phillips
Minister of Environment & Parks
Government of Alberta

Laying the foundation for the future of Alberta’s power industry and the days’ discussions, hear from the Alberta Government:

  • Revisit the end goal for Alberta’s power landscape and the plans to reach those goals.
  • What are the latest developments for implementing the climate change policies?
  • What are the next steps for the government and key stakeholders?
  • Will the climate change initiative affect the market structure?

9:30
Integration of Power and Carbon: The New Normal

Brian Vaasjo
President and CEO
Capital Power Corporation

  • Hear from the President and CEO of one of Alberta’s major power players, Capital Power, as he discusses Alberta’s integration of power and carbon

10:00
Networking Refreshment Break

Refreshment Break Sponsor

10:15

PANEL

Preparing for and Responding to the Mandate for Clean Energy

Evan Bahry
Executive Director
Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA)

Daniel Jurijew
Vice President, Regulatory & Environmental Policy
Capital Power Corporation

Dean Ferguson
Senior Vice President, Energy Strategy & Development
TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.

Rochelle Pancoast
Managing Director, Gas & Renewables, Asset Management & Finance
TransAlta Corporation

Moderator

Hon. Sergio Marchi
President and CEO
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)

  • How are various stakeholders responding and adapting to the push for cleaner energy?
  • What are the pressing questions companies need answers to in order to prepare for the climate change mandates?
  • What sorts of questions does this bring up for Aboriginal stakeholders and community engagement?

11:30

CASE STUDIES

Global Power Perspectives: Looking Outside of Alberta

[Ontario]
Kim Warren

Vice President, Market and System Operations and COO
IESO

[Texas]
Cheryl Mele

Senior Vice President and COO
ERCOT

  • Explore best practices and lessons learned from jurisdictions who undertook similar initiatives to Alberta’s climate change policy.
  • What can be learned from their experiences, and what success stories can help inform effective implementation of government policies?

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Alberta Power Market: Current Outlook

Duane Reid-Carlson
President and CEO
EDC Associates Ltd

Given what we know now about the oil, natural gas prices and the Climate Leadership Plan, what is the outlook for the power sector in Alberta?

2:00

CASE STUDIES

Keeping the Power on Through Infrastructure Changes

Dave Bell
Canada West Utilities Specialist & Account Manager Southern AB
Aggreko

  • Dive into a case study of how California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Company kept power flowing to customers in the midst of infrastructure repairs and upgrades
  • What could this mean for Alberta’s potential infrastructure changes?

2:30
Renewables: Removing Myth from Reality

Evan Wilson
Regional Director, Prairies
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Patrick Bateman
Director of Market Intelligence and Research
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)

  • When it comes to renewables, variability is not synonymous with unreliability
  • Explore advancements in renewable technology and learn of cost updates

3:15
Networking Refreshment Break

Refreshment Break Sponsor

3:30

PANEL

Coal Today, Gone tomorrow?

Chris Warwick
Mayor
Hanna, Alberta

Larry Charach
Principal Consultant
Strategic Results Consulting Inc.

Sara Hastings-Simon
Program Director, Clean Economy
Pembina Institute

Jeff Schlachter
Operations Business Manager
Westmoreland Coal Company

Moderator

Kellan Fluckiger
Entrepreneurial Coach; Former Executive Director of the Electricity Division
Alberta Ministry of Energy

  • Hear from various perspectives on the mandate to phase out coal by 2030.
  • What are the environmental and economic impacts of decommissioning coal plants in the province of Alberta?
  • What does this mean for small communities that depend on the coal industry? Explore the micro economy of a small rural town and the effects of losing big business.
  • What does this mean for existing coal plants? Will compensation be offered?

4:30

PANEL

Investing in PPAs and The Future of Market Evolution

Brian Rivard
Principal
Charles River Associates

Tim Boston
Vice President Public Policy and Government Relations
ENMAX Corporation

Jared Donald
Vice President Business Development
AMP Solar

Moderator

Nigel Bankes
Professor and Chair of Natural Resources Law Faculty of Law
University of Calgary

  • What are the implications to investments such as PPAs as well as other investments?
  • Understanding the need for market design changes going forward to support government policy and private investment

5:15
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks Conference Adjourns
5:20
Networking Cocktail Reception (5:20 – 6:30)

Day 2 - Thursday, September 15, 2016

7:00

OPTIONAL ADD-ON SESSION

Breakfast Brief Registration Opens
7:30

BREAKFAST BRIEF

Coal as Climate Leadership: How the Coal Industry Can Inform and Assist Climate Change Policy in Canada

Robin Campbell
President
Coal Association of Canada
(Alberta’s Former Minister of Environment)

Hear from the Alberta’s Former Minister of Environment, now President of Coal Association of Canada, as he shares his perspective and recommendations for a sustainably powered Alberta. Coal has long been the antithesis to climate change policy but doesn’t need to be. Hear how he thinks coal can inform climate leadership in Alberta, Canada and across the globe.

8:30
Refreshments are Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs’

Devin McCarthy
Vice President, Public Affairs
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)

Jacob Irving
President
Canadian Hydropower Association

9:15

KEYNOTE

Integration of Renewables and its Potential Impact on the Alberta Market Structure

Mike Law
Vice President Renewables Development and Sustainability
AESO

  • What is AESO’s short and long-term role for implementing the climate change policy in terms of phasing out coal and integrating more renewables onto the grid?
  • What sorts of incentives and programs are going to be offered to increase investment in renewables while also retaining Alberta’s competitive electricity market?
  • How will the current market structure be impacted?

10:00

PANEL

Powering Alberta: The Next Generation

Moderator

Matt Ayres
CEO
Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA)

Mark Zimmerman
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Commercial Services
Capital Power Corporation

John Maniawski
Senior Director, Power Generation and Transmission
Enbridge

Peter Karl
Divisional Vice President, Power Commercial and Optimization
AltaGas Ltd

Robert Cary
Senior Consultant
Charles River Associates

  • How could various generation sources be used to power Alberta in an environmentally friendly, safe, and reliable way?
  • What do generators need to know from the market, and how do they see their own generation in the short and long term?

11:00
Networking Refreshment Break
11:15

PANEL

Implications for the Future Albertan Electricity Consumer

Vittoria Bellissimo
Executive Director
Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA)

Chris Hunt
Advocate
The Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA), Government of Alberta

Ali Khan
Associate Vice President
Capgemini Inc.

Moderator

Devin McCarthy
Vice President, Public Affairs
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)

  • What are the concerns consumers are voicing leading up to policy changes?
  • What service, technical, and cost changes might consumers see in the future, if any?

12:15
Aboriginal Engagement in a Period of Change

Kevin O’Callaghan
Partner
Fasken Martineau

  • What are potential Aboriginal consultation and engagement issues in light of the changing power landscape in Alberta, and the changing political landscape in Alberta and nationally

12:45
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Embracing Emerging Technology and Innovative Energy Solutions

Jeff Hilton
Vice President Engineering and Emerging Technologies
ENMAX Energy Corporation

  • What are the latest updates for energy storage and smart grids?
  • Hear from leaders developing energy solutions using the latest in innovative technology.
  • Learn of price updates, project developments, and potential impacts on the grid’s future.

2:15
Transmission, Operations, and Future Infrastructure Impacts

Mike Bartel
Vice President, Asset Management
AltaLink LP

  • How might transmission and operations need to adapt to accommodate Alberta’s climate change policy?
  • How to deal with aging infrastructure that addresses reliability now and in the future.
  • What are the operating costs of the Alberta Power infrastructure of the future?

3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15

PANEL

Thought-Leaders Roundtable – Looking at The Future of Alberta’s Power Landscape

Jeff Hilton
Vice President Engineering and Emerging Technologies
ENMAX Energy Corporation

Mike Bartel
Vice President, Asset Management
AltaLink LP

Ron Ezekiel
Partner and BC Energy Lead
Fasken Martineau

Moderator

Devin McCarthy
Vice President, Public Affairs
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)

  • Not on the agenda? Not a problem! This is your chance to have your specific questions answered by Alberta’s energy experts.
  • Members of our speaker faculty will be available to rehash some of days’ sessions, bring up unanswered questions, and delve into issues brought to light during an interactive panel discussion.

4:15
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks Conference Concludes

4th Annual Alberta Power Symposium

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