5th Annual Decentralised Energy Conference

The Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5
September 6 - 8, 2006
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Overview / Conference Schedule / Speakers / Conference Proceedings


Wednesday, September 6, 2006

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tour of Markham District Energy Operation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conference Registration & Cocktail Reception (Conference Launch Speaker / Open Bar and canapés)
Bruce Ander, President, Markham District Energy Inc. & Chair of the Canadian District Energy Association

Thursday, September 7, 2006
Registration: 8:00 am
Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm
Facilitated Discussions: 4:30-5:30 pm
Awards dinner and Invited Guest: 7:00-10:00 pm

8:30-9:00 am
Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer, Ontario - DE and Demand Side Management - an Ontario Story

DE OVERVIEW - Session Chair - Robert Brandon, NRCan (9:00-10:20 am)
Dealing with Ontario Challenges - International response to ON Energy Supply Mix Simon Minett Cogen Europe
Centralised and Decentralised Energy Supply Mixes - Canadian economic analysis Marc Godin & Mark Tinkler NewERA
Estimating Health and Economic Damages Associated with Air Pollution from Energy Generation Dr. Ted Boadway Ontario Medical Association
10:00-10:20    Q&A Session

10:20-10:40 am     Break

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES - Session Chair - Peter Ronson, Toromont CAT Power Systems (10:40 am-12:00 noon)
Investing in DE Brian Watling Fourth Generation Capital
Using the Distributed Energy Market Index (DEMI) - To assist firms with planning, forecasting, refining and expanding their sales and marketing strategies Jamie Wimberly Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG)
Accelerating Innovation in Alternative Energy Nancy Cowan Ontario Centres of Excellence
11:40-12:00    Q&A Session

12:00-1:30 pm    Lunch with Exhibitors

OVERCOMING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES - Session Chair - Doug Houseman, CapGemini (1:30-2:50 pm)
Decentralized Energy: Opportunities & Best Practices Bill Overend NewERA
Opportunities for 'Demand Response' - peak shaving through load curtailment, load displacement and distributed generation Ian Rowlands University of Waterloo
Ontario's Standard Offer Contract Program James Sidlofsky Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
2:30 - 2:50 pm    Q&A Session

2:50-3:10 pm    Break

LEADERSHIP IN INDUSTRY - Session Chair - Brian Watling, Fourth Generation Capital (3:10-4:30 pm)
The Current Market for Hydrogen Infrastructure James Hinatsu Hydrogenics Corporation
Metering, Metering Infrastructure and Distributed Resources - Global lessons and the need to plan ahead Doug Houseman CAPGemini
DE Aggregation - aggregation and networking of generation capacity and emission credits through an administrator Gregg Dixon EnerNOC
4:10-4:30 pm    Q&A Session

4:30-5:30 pm    Facilitated Session and Panel Discussion

7:00-10:00 pm      NewERA Awards Dinner and Guest Speaker
Dinner Speaker - Karl Mallon, Director, Transition Institute and Former Head of Energy Solutions for GreenPeace

NewERA Industry Awards Ceremony

Friday, September 8, 2006
Registration: 8:00 am
Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm
Facilitated Discussions: 2:50-3:50 pm

8:30-9:00 am
Tom Casten, Chairman and CEO, Primary Energy Ventures LLC - Technology Prospects for DE: An International Perspective

EXISTING TECHNOLOGY MARKETS Part 1 - Session Chair - Tom Casten, Primary Energy LLC (9:00-10:20 am)
International Perspectives - The Economic Case for Clean Decentralized Energy Jeff Bell WADE
Small Wind Turbines as Decentralized Energy Sources Brent Harris Sustainable Energy Technologies
Fossil Fuelled CHP Engines - Cost of installations, interconnection issues Larry Moffatt Toromont CAT Power Systems
10:00-10:20 am    Q&A

10:20-10:40 am      Break

EXISTING TECHNOLOGY MARKETS Part 2 - Session Chair - Jeff Bell, WADE (10:40 am-12:00 noon)
Gas Engines in CHP and DE Applications - Demonstrate how large engines can be used in decentralized CHP applications with respect to starting and stopping, peaking and emergency Thomas Stenhede Wärtsilä Power Plants - Helsinki, Finland
Low Head Micro Hydro Applications - Recent DE system deployment and corresponding interconnection issues at a high level; cost of installations, problems with interconnection Bob Moll New Energy Corporation
Biogas, Fuel for a Renewable Future Jan Buijk & End User DDA Canada East
11:40 am -12:00 noon    Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm      Lunch with Exhibitors

T&D MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS - Session Chair - Jan Buijk, DDA Canada East (1:00-2:20 pm)
The New C22.3 No 9 Standard and IEC Activities John O'Neill Canadian Standards Association
Distribution Reliability - Active and Reactive Issues Robert Hunt Optimal Technologies (Canada) Inc.
Predicting Voltage Collapse and New Technologies for Forecasting Load Shedding Amy Sinclair Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc.
2:20-2:50 pm    Q&A

2:50-3:20 pm      Facilitated Session and Panel Discussion

3:30 pm      Conference Adjourns

Post-Conference - Live Jazz at Home Smith Bar!
Enjoy the mellow tunes of the ROB CAMPBELL TRIO.

* Speakers with an asterisk are to be confirmed

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