Solar PV and Biomass information for Northern Communities

February 12, 2016 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Municipal Councils and CAO’s and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta.

Trevor Locke, from Nu Energy Edmonton, will share information on solar electricity, what it is, what systems are for residences or businesses, and how it may impact municipal planning and bylaws. 

Paul Cabaj, from ACE (Spark) and a director on the board of Alberta Community and Cooperative Association, will take attendees through the process of a community solar project, using examples from the Medicine Hat community solar install. He will inspire community representatives to consider such a project locally!

Attendees will learn about solar electricity, infrastructure necessary for solar to be installed, costs of solar, community projects, Provincial Government and other funding for a community solar project, feed-in tariffs and carbon credits associated with using solar electricity.

Municipal Governments, being involved with landfills, will find Mark Porta, from International Clean Energy Consulting Inc., enlightening with details of 1 MW biogas digester plants that runs on waste wood and/or municipal solid waste. As there are costs associated with construction of landfills, it would be beneficial to consider diverting waste to energy as a savings, and the second payback would be the potential energy that is created, which could be an additional revenue stream. 

Municipal government representatives, MLA’s and town and county managers are invited to a very informative event, geared specifically towards information for municipal leaders.

The cost of the inservice is $20/attendee – nutrition break & coffee & tea are provided. Attendees are asked to dine in any of the variety of restaurants in Peace River.

RSVP: Wanda Laurin (Peace River Environmental Society) [email protected] (780-624-2751) on or before February 1 to reserve your seat, or for further information.

Schedule of the Day

  • 08:30-09:00 coffee & greetings
  • 09:00-10:30 Solar PV Information (Trevor Locke, Nu Energy)
  • 10:30-10:45 coffee & nutrition break
  • 10:45-11:45 Solar systems information – bylaws & regulations and Q&A
  • 11:45-1:00 LUNCH – restaurant’s in Peace River
  • 1:00- 2:30 Solar community project (Paul Cabaj, ACE & Spark)
  • 2:30-2:45 coffee & nutrition break
  • 2:45-3:30 Biomass – Municipal Solid Waste (Mark Porta, Int’l Clean Energy)
  • 3:30-4:00 Q&A  
  • 4:00 Closing Remarks



Springfield School Gymnasium
7701 99 Street
Peace River , AB