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Solar Canada adds keynotes, program updates

April 19, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

Solar Canada 2018

Solar Canada 2018 speakers include government ministers, industry leaders and start-ups.

Solar Canada 2018 conference and exposition will feature 100 exhibitors and sponsors, new sessions, speakers and two consecutive days of networking.

Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the event, to be held at the BMO Centre in Calgary, AB from June 20-21, 2018.

The conference will focus on the impact of policy and regulatory markets, as well as a consumer-driven demand for renewable energy.

New speakers include: Shannon Phillips, Alberta minister of environment and parks; Monica Curtis, CEO of Energy Efficiency Alberta; and Autumn Proudlove, lead author of 50 States of Solar Quarterly Report and manage of policy research at NC Clean Energy Technology Center.

Curtis will offer a session titled, “Focus on Alberta: Policy and Program Updates Toward “30 By 30.” It will provide updates from policy-makers and program-providers on achieving Alberta’s “30 by 30,” or 30 per cent renewable electricity by 2030.

“Solar and Storage Policy Trends in the U.S.: Lessons Learned for Canada,” presented by Proudlove, will cover key solar and storage trends in the U.S. and which could be applied in Canada.

A series of three pre-conference workshops, to be held on June 19, 2018, include:

  • Power Market Primer: Doing Solar Business in Alberta – this workshop will focus on companies that are new to the province’s power markets.

Residential, industrial and commercial learning sessions on the expo floor will return to the Learning Pod in 2018. The SolarPalooza networking event, included in a full conference pass, will also return. www.solarcanadaconference.ca



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