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Heads Up CIPEC – Volume 20 No 4

Off Site Tour to Tech Mahindra

This session involves a demonstration of cutting edge technology that will prepare the infrastructure for the emerging electric vehicle market. Tour attendees will experience solutions for the effect that electric vehicle charging has on electrical transformers. The key benefit of the solution includes real time monitoring of the transformers and ability to take action before transformers get overloaded. The project will also analyze use of electric vehicles for demand response. The components of the proposed solution are customer smart meters, electric vehicle charging systems and distribution transformer monitoring infrastructure to create communication platforms that will create the data for advanced analytics

Pitch your energy projects “Dragons’ Den” style

A net zero plant? Biogas from waste? Systematic energy management? What is possible when the most ambitious energy managers and the sustainable business advocates push the envelope? Join us in this energy solutions and low carbon technologies discussion moderated by Richard Janecky of the Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada. Five business leaders and energy efficiency experts will share their point of view on real world case studies.

The Judges include: Al Diggins, President of Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director of Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon Corporation, Chih-Ting Lo, Principal, EELO Solutions, David Arkell, President and CEO, 360 Energy, and Jim McCoubrey, President, Troy Life Fire and Safety Inc.

Global Carbon Markets

The recent change in Canadian leadership combined with a growing concern about practices that impact our climate has intensified discussion surrounding the future of the world’s carbon markets. This session moderated by Giulia Brutesco, Industry Standards, of Fertilizer Canada will look at the future of the North American carbon market and how it relates to carbon market initiatives around the world. The discussion will focus on what’s happening in Canada with a rundown on the provincial systems that are currently proposed or in place, and conclude with insight into how Canadian manufacturers can maintain or augment their competitive advantage during this period of cap-and-trade adoption.

Presenters include: Brian Bobbie, President, ALTECH Environmental Consulting Ltd., Katie Sullivan, Director, The Americas and Climate Finance, IETA, Mike Kennedy, Senior Engineer, GHG Services Lead, RWDI

The Business Value of Energy Management Systems

Interest in energy management systems and their role in promoting greater industrial energy efficiency has grown significantly, and for good reasons.
This session moderated by Bob Fraser, of Engineering Support Services at Natural Resources Canada will explain how to develop a solid business case that will engage your management, then select the right energy management system for big benefits.

Presenters include: Chih-Ting Lo,Principal, EELO Solutions, Emily Thorn Corthay,North American Energy Optimization & Management Lead, Hatch Management Consulting, Patricia Clark, Senior Engineer ISO Specialist, Contractor for the DOE Energy Efficiency SEP Program, Allegheny Science & Technology, and Peter Bassett, President, Energy Performance Services (EPS/Canada) Inc.

Sustainability Practices That Work

Energy efficiency is an important part of sustainability programs. It is one of the ways a sustainability program can pay for itself. Large corporations often provide a proving ground for making this work. But it doesn’t just happen. This discussion moderated by Gilles Morel, Director at Canadian Fuels Association, includes presentations from Andrew Hejnar, Corporate Energy Manager, 3M Canada Company, Brendan Marshall, ‎Senior Director, Economic and Northern Affairs, Mining Association of Canada, Luc Robitaille, VP Responsible Care, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Meet the experts who have made sustainability work on a large scale and learn how they approach the challenge.

Calendar of Events

Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) – spring and summer schedule

Motors, Variable Speed Drives & Energy Efficiency
Toronto – May 19
Montréal – May 26 (offered in French)

Certified in the Use of RETScreen® (CUR)
Toronto – May 24-26

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)
Vancouver – May 25-27

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)
Toronto – May 31-June 3

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Toronto – June 6-10

Energy Efficiency for Managers
Montréal – June 8 (offered in French)

Call for story ideas

Has your company implemented successful energy efficiency measures that you would like to share with Heads Up CIPEC readers? Please send your story ideas for consideration to the editor, Jocelyne Rouleau, by e-mail at

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