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BC Energy Minister Rich Coleman, Dr. David Suzuki to Address Generate 2012 Conference on Monday
BC Energy Minister Rich Coleman, Dr. David Suzuki
to Address Generate 2012 Conference on Monday
Highlights of the Generate 2012 Conference for Monday, October 29th
Vancouver, B.C. -- October 26, 2012 -- Clean energy's role in supporting mine development in northern BC, natural gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects will be the focus of Monday's Clean Energy BC conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver.
The Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, along with Squamish First Nation Chief Ian Campbell will open the conference starting at 8:30 a.m.
Dr. David Suzuki will discuss the environmental challenges of the 21st century at the conference's first plenary session starting at 9:15 a.m.
The choices for and challenges of providing sustainable electricity to BC's 17 new and upgraded mines will the topic of discussion at the Clean Energy and Mining session starting at 10:45 a.m. Speakers include Greg Smyth, Senior Project Manager, Knight Piesold Consulting, Raj Anand, Manager, Project Development, Imperial Metals Corporation, and Terry Brace, Energy Leader, Teck Resources Ltd.
Michel Letellier, President and CEO of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., is Monday's keynote luncheon speaker. He will outline how the Company strives to achieve a balance between social, environmental, and economic considerations for its projects as an independent renewable power producer.
Afternoon sessions will cover the tremendous economic opportunities presented by BC's natural gas and LNG sector such as new roads, new power generation, new transmission, new pipelines and new gas processing facilities. The panel discussion starting at 1:30 p.m. on BC's LNG Opportunity will feature Steve Carr, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, Rick Gateman, Vice-President, Major Projects Business Development, TransCanada Corp. and John Stone, Director, Business Development LNG Drive Technologies, Siemens Industry, Inc., among other speakers.
The final session of the day will explore the race to develop LNG markets. Brian Moghadam, Manager, Business Development, at Powerex and prominent LNG consultant Colin Coe will explore market forces shaping LNG production, the competitive landscape and new economic opportunities for British Columbia starting at 3:00 p.m.
CEBC's annual awards dinner and reception recognizing outstanding achievements in the clean energy sector will get underway at 5:30 p.m.
More than 600 clean energy producers, First Nations, community leaders, government representatives, utility executives, NGOs, suppliers and leading industry experts are expected attend the two-day event, which includes field trips to clean energy projects and short courses over the weekend.
The full conference program for Generate 2012: Finding the Balance is available at www.cleanenergybc.org
About Clean Energy BC
Clean Energy BC is dedicated to developing a viable clean, renewable energy industry in British Columbia that serves the public interest by providing cost-effective electricity through the efficient and environmentally responsible development of the Province's energy resources. Its 300 members comprise developers and technical and commercial supply chains who provide clean energy from run-of-river hydro, wind, biomass and new emerging fuels. Working in partnership with First Nations, BC Hydro, provincial and federal governments and local communities, the clean energy sector contributes to job creation, capital expenditures and investment in British Columbia. BC's clean energy producers have 75 Energy Purchase Agreements with BC Hydro for projects in commercial operation, delivering more than 14,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity - enough to supply approximately 1.3 million homes. To date, approximately $4.5 billion has been invested in BC's energy sector, and 18,000 jobs created during construction. Playing a significant role in this sector are 125 First Nations, a number as developers/operators.
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