Greening the Grid: Public Discussion & Presentation

January 16, 2009 - 2:00am

Come learn how Alberta can Green its Grid and what you can do to help.

Do we want to build a future with clean, efficient, sustainable electricity sources or do we want to continue using the old, wasteful, polluting systems that are increasingly obsolete?

The Pembina Institute will discuss the results of their ground-breaking study on the renewable electricity potential for the province of Alberta. They will discuss how renewable electricity can become the backbone of Alberta’s electricity supply in the next 20 years and the key decisions that will need to be made to make clean electricity a reality.

Jeff Bell leads the Pembina Institute’s work to promote clean, efficient electricity in Alberta. His past research has focused on how rate-structures, interconnection policy and choice of technology affect incentive to invest in grid connected energy, and the global economic potential for decentralized energy in various markets. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and a Master of Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University.

Tim Weis is the Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency Policy at the Pembina Institute. In addition to numerous reports and manuals on renewable energy and energy efficiency on issues at national,provincial and municipal levels, he has assisted more than 20 communities at various stages of development of renewable energy projects. Tim has a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta.

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ICT 122
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB