Building on the success of last year’s event, The Nova Scotia Feed-In Tariff Forum will bring together renewable energy developers, suppliers, and government representatives to discuss the realities of creating successful projects in the region. The forum is the only event to focus exclusively on providing industry with timely and critical information on the province’s Renewable Electricity Plan including updates on the Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) for community-led projects and the RFP for large-scale wind. This year, the forum will also explore the real potential for renewables across the Maritime Provinces beyond 2015 with input from world-class developers, OEMs, policy advisors and grid connection experts. 

    Key reasons to attend:

    Gain critical insight from the Department of Energy and the Renewable Electricity Administrator on the COMFIT, the RFP and the next steps for renewables in Nova Scotia

    Get involved innew solar developments, take part in the Solar Think Tank sponsored by CanSIA

              Hear directly from municipalities, communities and First Nations on the progress of COMFIT projects and challenges ahead

    Get the latest updates on grid connection plans and capacity for renewables in the Maritimes

    Learn how world-class developers and OEMS view the business climate in Atlantic Canada

    Understand the realities of renewable energy project develop in the region

    Identify financing and partnering opportunities for COMFIT projects with input from financiers, project owners and experienced developers

    Benefit from exclusive updates on renewable energy policy and infrastructure developments from across the region


    “A great event – excellent topics and presenters”
    Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, from NS FIT Forum 2011

    Hear from 45+ top renewable energy professionals, policy experts and COMFIT project owners including:

    Hon. Charlie Parker
    Minister of Energy & 
    Natural Resources 
    Nova Scotia
    Bruce Cameron,
    Executive Director, Sustainable & Renewable Energy
    Nova Scotia
    Department of Energy
    John Dalton
    Nova Scotia Renewable Energy Administrator
    Power Advisory LLC
    Gordon MacDonald
    Investment & Trade Manager
    Guysborough County Regional Dev. Authority
    John Charlton
    Senior Interconnection Engineer
    Nova Scotia Power Inc.
    Grant Arnold
    Vice President
    Business Development
    BluEarth Renewables
    Marc Renaud
    Business Development Manager
     Wayne MacQuarrie
    PEI Energy Corporation
    Emily Tipton
    Sustainable Development Coordinator
    Municipality of Shelburne
    Mike Morris
    President & CEO 
    Seaforth Energy
    Michael Rucker
    juwi Wind Canada
    Herbert Brandner
    WEB Wind Energy
    North America
    Bill Breckenridge
    Renewable Energy & Emerging Technologies
    New Brunswick
    Department of Energy
    Robert Taylor
    Senior Financial Advisor
    Assante Capital Management


    Full expert line-up includes:

    Provincial Energy Policy Experts and Government Representatives:

    Hon. Charlie Parker, Minister of Energy & Natural Resources and MLA for Pictou West
    Bruce Cameron, Executive Director, Sustainable and Renewable Energy, 
    Nova Scotia Department of Energy
    John Dalton, Nova Scotia Renewable Electricity Administrator & President, Power Advisory LLC
    Krystal Therien, COMFIT Administrator, Nova Scotia Department of Energy
    Wayne MacQuarrie, CEO, PEI Energy Corporation
    Bill Breckenridge, Director, Renewable Energy and Emerging Technologies,
    New Brunswick Department of Energy
    Evan MacDonald, Senior Policy Analyst, Nova Scotia Department of Energy
    Top Wind Developers – A Mixture of Local and Global Leaders:
    Mike Crawley, President, International Power Canada (IPR-GDF Suez) 
    Keith Towse, CEO, Lahave Renewables
    Mike Magnus, CEO, Shear Wind
    Reuben Burge, President, Dalhousie Mountain Wind Farms Inc.
    Nicolas Muszynski, Senior Development Manager, RES Canada
    Cory Basil, Vice President, Development, EDF EN Canada
    David Eva, Project Management Director, Sprott Power Corporation
    John Woods, Vice President of Energy Development, Minas Basin Pulp and Power
    Austen Hughes, General Manager, Natural Forces
    Grid Connection, Project Management and Infrastructure Experts:
    John Charlton, Senior Interconnection Engineer, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
    Alison Gillan, Manager, Open Access Transmission, Control Centre Operations, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
    Janet Blackadar, Manager, Environmental Sciences - Maritime Provinces, AMEC
    Pamela McKinnon, Director of Wind Energy, Nova Scotia Power Inc. &
    Board Member, Canadian Wind Energy Association
    Todd Williams, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting
    Leading OEMs and Wind Energy Suppliers:
    Brad Murray, Director of Sales/Communication, DSTN
    Greg Thrasher, Business Development Manager, Siemens
    Doug MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Canada , Vestas - Canadian Wind Technology Inc.
    Marc Renaud, Business Development Manager, ENERCON
    Eric Rondeau, Senior Sales Manager - Eastern Canada, GE Canada
    Mike Morris, President and CEO, Seaforth Energy
    Barry Zwicker, CEO, Scotian Windfields
    Finance and Investment Experts:
    Grant Arnold, Vice President, Business Development, BluEarth Renewables
    Herbert Brandner, CFO, WEB Wind Energy North America
    Robert Taylor, Senior Financial Advisor, Assante Capital Management
    Michael Rucker, CEO, juwi Wind Canada
    COMFIT Owners, Municipalities, First Nations and Community Groups:
    Terry Thibodeau, Renewable Energy Climate Change Co-Ordinator, District of Digby
    Chris Googoo, General Manager, Ulnooweg Development Group                     
    Gordon MacDonaldDirector of Economic Development, 
    Guysborough County Regional Development Authority
    Jeff Knapp, Manager, Energy Efficiency, Halifax Water
    David Stevenson, President, Colchester-Cumberland Wind Field
    Dana Morin, President, Fundy Tidal
    Paul Pynn, Vice President, Watts Wind Energy
    Allen Webber, Warden, Municipality of the District of Chester
    Emily Tipton, Sustainable Development Coordinator, Municipality of Shelburne
    Shawna Easton, Energy Officer, Cumberland Regional Economic Development
    Richard MacLellan, Manager Office of Energy and Environment, Halifax Regional Municipality
    We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity to network with global industry leaders, community project owners and policy administrators and to learn about the real potential for renewables in Atlantic Canada.
    I look forward to welcoming you in Halifax.
    Adrienne Baker
    Canadian Clean Energy Conferences
    Call: 819 459 1462


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