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Atlantic Canada’s Energy Future

September 16, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Canada is on an ambitious journey to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, which is already having an impact here in Atlantic Canada. Managing this transformation while leveraging our traditional energy assets is critical to supporting the COVID-19 economic recovery process.

APEC and the Atlantica Centre for Energy are co-hosting a webinar series that will explore Atlantic Canada’s energy future.

September 16, September 30 and October 15

10:00-11:00 a.m. ADT for all sessions.

Please note you must register for each individual event. 

Read this series event report

Session 1: Exploring our Region’s Energy Future
Wednesday, September 16  10:00-11:00am

[Presentations & webinar available here]

  • Forecasting energy demand and our energy generation mix
  • Balancing the increasing cost of energy (regulations, renewables) with lower emissions
  • The critical role of demand side management and energy efficiency in addressing climate change
  • The continued importance of oil and gas as we transition to a low carbon economy

Agenda available here


Session 2: Transformative Energy Technologies in Atlantic Canada
Wednesday, September 30  10:00-11:00am

[Presentations & webinar available here]

  • Renewables (solar, wind, other renewables)
  • Smart grid and energy storage
  • Nuclear - Small Modular Reactors (SMR)
  • Green fuels – Electric vehicles and hydrogen

Agenda available here

Session 3: Regional Energy Partnerships – critical to our region’s energy transformation
Thursday, October 15  10:00-11:00am

[Presentations & webinar available here]

  • Leveraging our existing regional energy assets through enhanced regional cooperation
  • An update of the work of the Atlantic Clean Power Planning Committee – transmission investments and enhanced connectivity

Agenda available here

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