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Solar Canada Conference & Exposition provides networking, educational opportunities

November 25, 2017 | By HPAC Magazine

The Solar Canada Annual Conference & Exposition 2017 on December 4 to 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre-North Building will focus on utility scale and consumer/business focused installations. Industry experts, policy-makers and key stakeholders will be at Solar Canada to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the Canadian solar energy market.

Solar Canada offers unique educational opportunities to gain the latest insight into solar policy frameworks in each of Canada’s provincial markets from industry leaders and influencers.

Questions to be explored include:

  1. How will solar energy’s future evolve in Ontario following the conclusion of microFIT and FIT?
  2. When will solar energy begin to play a meaningful role in Alberta’s electricity supply-mix?
  3. Are consumers and emissions reductions driving new markets for solar energy throughout Canada
  4. How can solar put Canada on a path to 90 per cent non-emitting electricity and 30 per cent emissions reductions by 2030?
  5. How will environmental and trade policy uncertainties affect the rate of global decarbonisation?

Speakers will examine:

  1. Modernizing Alberta’s regulatory framework for Distributed Energy Resources (DER).
  2. Unlocking provincial markets for Government and Corporate “100 per cent Renewables” commitments.
  3. Billing and settlement approaches to Multiple-Entity Virtual Net-Metering in Ontario.
  4. Best practices for diesel displacement in Canada’s northern and remote communities.
  5. Taking advantage of electric vehicles to enable higher penetrations of solar electricity on the grid.
  6. Adapting utility business models for peer-to-peer, blockchain and transactive energy.

Due to popular demand, Solar Canada will be moving breakout sessions to the trade show floor to increase accessibility and allow attendees to maximize their experience on the trade show floor. Enhanced learning pods will combine the depth of a breakout session with the accessibility and energy of an exhibition hall learning pod.



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