Solar Seminar: Renewable Energy for Edmonton

April 20, 2011 - 1:00am

An Update on Edmonton’s Renewable Energy Task Force

a presentation by Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell Mayhew Engineering 

followed by the Solar Energy Society of Alberta Annual General Meeting

  • What future do you see for renewable energy in your day to day life?
  • What do you plan to do to make that happen?
  • What role do you think our three levels of government should have in expanding the use of renewable energy in Edmonton?

Edmonton established a Renewable Energy Task Force in 2010 to provide the city with a set of recommendations on renewable energy policy. The consultant to the Task Force, Gordon Howell, will be providing an update on some of the policy areas that the Task Force is examining.

Following the presentation, the Solar Energy Society of Alberta will hold its Annual General Meeting including the election of its board of directors and plans for the coming year. There will also be a silent auction of solar equipment, books and periodicals.

Gordon Howell is the consultant retained by the City of Edmonton to lead the Renewable Energy Task Force.  An electrical engineer, Gordon designs and develops grid-connected solar PV systems for houses, buildings and industries.  In 1995 the solar PV system on his house, sponsored by Edmonton Power and Natural Resources Canada, was the first one connected to the grid west of Toronto and the 12th one in Canada and so the first one supplying clean “pure-blue” solar electricity into Alberta’s grid. 

Working with municipal, provincial and federal governments, regulators and electric  utilities, Gordon has worked tirelessly to uncover and remove the barriers to the rapid adoption of solar technologies in Canada.


CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus (105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB