Energy and the Environment at the School of Business

Program

2018 Energy Symposium - October 4, 2018
The Future of Alberta's Electricity System 


7:30 - 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10

Opening Remarks

  • Joseph Doucet - Dean, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
8:10 - 8:50

Bennett-Jones Conversation Starter

  • The Honourable Christy Clark - Former Premier of British Columbia and Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones
 8:50 - 10:00

Panel 1: Can We Calm the Waters? Uncertainty in Alberta’s Electricity Market

Moderated by: Carmen Velasquez - Vice President, Analytics, Darkhorse Analytics

10:00 - 10:25 Future Energy Systems Research Spotlight

EPCOR/UofA Distributed Energy Resource Integration Study

  • Darren McCrank - Director, System Operations, EPCOR
  • Petr Musilek - Associate Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta
 10:25 - 10:40 Networking Break
10:40 - 11:50

Panel 2: The Impact of Policy Changes on Electricity Markets

Moderated by: Jennifer Addison - Senior Vice President, Legal General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, EPCOR

11:50 - 13:25

Lunch Keynote: The Role of Electricity in Decarbonizing the Oil Sands

  • Arlene Strom - Vice President, Sustainability and Communications, Suncor Energy Inc.
13:25 - 14:35

Panel 3: Alberta’s Electricity Industry to 2030

Moderated by: Tim Weis - Industrial Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta

14:35 - 14:50 Networking Break
14:50 - 15:15

Future Energy Systems Research Spotlight

The Importance of Retail Rate Design and the Value of Behind-the-Meter Solar Energy Storage

  • David Brown - Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Alberta
15:15 – 16:00

Closing Keynote

  • Julia Pyper - Senior Editor, Greentech Media
16:00  Closing Remarks and Networking Reception