REAP Business Workshop: Renewable energy options for small business

February 24, 2010 - 12:00am to 1:30am

If you're an owner or operator of a small or medium sized business, and you're looking for options for greener power, you don't want to miss this event.

  • Theresa Howland, VP Western Region for Bullfrog Power,
  • David Kelly, President of Sedmek Inc., and
  • Koen van der Maaten, Co-Founder and CFO of Thermal Creek Ltd.

will present wind, solar, and geothermal solutions (respectively) for small and medium sized businesses.

Refreshments and networking will follow.

Note: RSVP to [email protected].

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Please note that the parking lot on the west side of the building, which has signs indicating it is closed for construction contractors, is actually open. There are 16 spots available for our use and we do not have to purchase a ticket from the machine. If the lot is full, parking is also available across the street.

About the presenters

Theresa Howland
Vice President Western Region, Bullfrog Power
Theresa Howland is responsible for leading Bullfrog Power's operations in Western Canada. Before that she oversaw business development activities for Vision Quest Windelectric, which is an independently operated division of TransAlta. She has also served as both Director and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Wind Energy Association. And has been recognized as one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 by Calgary Inc. Magazine.

David Kelly
President, Sedmek Inc.
David Kelly has been a regular speaker at the Ecoliving Fair and a guest lecturer at Mount Royal College's sustainable design program and the University of Calgary's Engineering programs. His credentials include a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and professional accreditation through APEGGA. Married and a father of two, Dave's home is partially powered by 2000W of grid-tied solar power and uses solar thermal water heating.

Koen van der Maaten
Chief Financial Officer, Thermal Creek Ltd.
Koen van der Maaten is responsible for business and technical development at Thermal Creek with a particular focus on developing financial benefit analysis for renewable technologies. Before founding Thermal Creek, Koen was a consultant for Accenture BV in Amsterdam where he worked with many Dutch multinational corporations in a range of industries including utilities and transportation. He has an MBA from Oxford University and was a member of the winning team for the Oxford University Business School new business development project. He also has Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.



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