The Sun is Rising in Canada: The Opportunities and Challenges

September 27, 2013 - 1:00am

Speaker: Jared Donald Chair, Canadian Solar Industries Association

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30 pm

Mr. Donald will address the present state and future  development of solar energy in Canada. What are the  ramifications of the latest international events such as  Chinese module tariffs, Fukushima nuclear accident,  Keystone and emerging grid parity. What are CanSIA’s  recommendations to the Government of Alberta?   What can Alberta learn from Ontario’s renewable  energy initiatives?  What federal, provincial and  municipal programs are in the works? What is the  status of Canadian solar training and certification  programs such as NABCEP?   What does the road map  to grid parity in Alberta look like? Where are PV prices  headed?  

Come hear the latest from a young, dynamic leader in  Canada’s rapidly growing solar industry.

Jared Donald is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Solar Industries Association.  In this  capacity Jared is responsible for overseeing the development of the  association’s strategy and taking an active role in policy and regulatory  decisions across all Federal and Provincial markets in Canada.  His role at  CanSIA has afforded him the opportunity to develop close ties with the  ministries of Energy in both Alberta and Ontario as well as form strong  relationships with senior members of the OPA and IESO.  As President of  Conergy Canada, Jared is responsible for overseeing Conergy’s Canadian  market. Jared has more than 8 years of experience in the solar industry  having designed and managed a large variety of grid tie and off grid  projects throughout the country. He is a registered professional engineer  with a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the U of A and holds an MBA  from the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary, Alberta.


CN Theatre Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB