**Program subject to change without notice**

The Westin Calgary Grand Ballroom
320 4th Avenue S.W.Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6,Canada

WESTERN FORUM 2014: “PART OF THE SOLUTION”

Monday April 14, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Registration Opens
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks
Robert Hornung, President, CanWEA
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

Alberta Wind Power – Part of the Solution for Low Cost Energy, Lower Greenhouse Gas
How does the Alberta energy market and government policy work to help or hinder the growth of renewable energy? Find out more about the current situation in Alberta, and how evolving energy and environment policy initiatives may influence the province’s market for new wind energy development.

Session Moderator:  Tim Weis, Alberta Regional Director, CanWEA
Evan Bahry, Executive Director, Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta 
Vittoria Bellissimo, Executive Director, Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta
David Collyer, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum
Jacques Duschene, Program Manager-Wind Integration, Alberta Electric System Operator 
Kate Rich, Executive Director, Air and Climate Change Policy Branch, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Justin Thompson, President, Joss Wind Power Inc.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM The Honorable Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy
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3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Networking Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

BC: Wind – Part of the Solution for BC’s Growing Power Demand
The Government of British Columbia has approved a new Integrated Resource Plan for BC Hydro, adjusted the Standing Offer Program, and stated the LNG sector will be the “cleanest in the world.” What are the medium-term opportunities for wind energy in BC, and how can the industry solidify a robust market presence going forward?

Session Moderator:  Nicholas Heap, British Columbia Regional Director, CanWEA
Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair, University of Victoria 
Richard Stout, Executive Director, Association of Major Power Customers of BC
Resja Campfens, Executive Vice President, Sea Breeze Power Corp.
Randy Reimann, Director of Resource Planning, BC Hydro
Johnny Casana, Government and Regulatory Affairs, EDPR 

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM CanWEA Updates
Robert Hornung,
President, CanWEA
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception Sponsored by 
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Keynote Address:  Elaine McCoy, Senator, Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources; Vice-Chair, C3 (Alberta Climate Change Central). 
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Tuesday April 15, 2014

8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Wind Energy as Part of the Solution for Climate Change and Social License for Oil and Gas Market Access
Governments are under pressure to reduce or offset the net impacts of large new oil and gas developments, calling into play the social license of such developments. What complementary role is seen for wind energy and how might new linkages to oil and gas development affect perceptions of wind energy?

Session Moderator:  Jeff Jones, Columnist, The Globe and Mail
Ed Whittingham, Executive Director, Pembina Institute 
Merran Smith, Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada, Tides Canada
Jean-François Nolet, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, CanWEA
Gordon Lambert, Executive Advisor, Sustainability & Innovation, Suncor 
David Teichroeb, Business Development, Alternative & Emerging Technology, Enbridge Inc.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wind Integration – How Large a Role Can Wind Power Play?
Emerging wind technologies, government energy policy and market innovations are contributing to unprecedented levels of wind integration. Discover innovative solutions being designed by energy companies and provincial utilities to take advantage of wind energy’s increasing versatility to meet evolving market and energy policy conditions.

Moderator:  Tom Levy, Director-Technical & Utility Affairs, CanWEA
Steve Beuning, Director - Market Operations, Xcel Energy
Nicolas Bourbonniere, Commercial Manager, Western Canada, ENERCON Canada Inc.
Jacques Duchesne, Program Manager - Wind Integration, AESO

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Keynote Luncheon Sponsored by
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Keynote Speaker: 

Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair, University of Victoria
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost-Competitive Generation - Wind Energy As Part of the Solution
Natural gas will play an important role in future electricity development and will be a major source of new generation in the western provinces. Wind and natural gas are complementary, but a diverse mix of wind and gas is not assured. Can wind energy play a larger role in Western Canada’s supply mix as electricity grids incorporate more natural gas generation?

Moderator:  Leonard Olien, Associate, Solas Energy Consulting
Chris Joy, Director of Commercial and Portfolio, ENMAX Energy Corp.
Shannon Wever, Business Development Manager, ATCO Power
James Renouf, Environmental Markets Specialist, Capital Power
John Esaiw, Director Analytics and Forecasting, AESO

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Networking Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Innovation in Market Structure and Project Financing in Alberta
Financing projects on the basis of long-term purchase agreements is currently a challenge in BC and Alberta; however, innovative alternatives have been successfully employed by projects in Alberta and elsewhere. Find out more about these challenges and whether or not alternate financing approaches have the potential to foster any significant future wind market development.


Moderator:  Harold Huber, Partner, Torys LLP
Bill Sutherland
, Senior Managing Director, Manulife Financial 
Jon Kieran,  Director of Development, EDF EN Canada Inc. 
Dan Balaban, President and CEO, Greengate Power Corporation
Marlo Raynolds, Vice President of Market Development, BluEarth
5:00 PM End of Event