Innovation Series: Pathways for Transitioning to Clean Energy
Date: Monday, October 4th, 2021
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific. Please consult your local time zone.
Location: Online via Zoom *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.
To meet aggressive emissions and climate targets by 2030 and 2050, the transition to low carbon and renewable energy sources will be a critical imperative. Distribution utilities play a pivotal role in the transition to alternative fuel sources. Using case studies and explorations of cutting-edge technology, this session will examine how utilities are evolving to meet the demand for accelerated climate action, how they are developing low carbon pathways and how these address provincial and regional energy/carbon targets.
- Sam McDermott, Technical Manager- Hydrogen, Enbridge Gas Inc.
- Ben Nishi, Regional Energy Solutions Manager, FortisBC
- Saleh Lavaee, Technical Solutions Manager, FortisBC
- John Quinn, Senior Manager - Renewable Energy Supply, FortisBC
Part 1: Introduction to Clean Energy Transition and more by Ben Nishi, FortisBC & Sam McDermott, Enbridge Gas
Part 2: Regional Breakouts
British Columbia - Building on FortisBC's Clean Growth Pathways
report, an exploration of renewable gases and energy efficiency initiatives
Ontario – An exploration of the challenges and opportunities related to Enbridge’s efforts to green the gas supply, including blending in hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG)
Part 3: Moderated Discussion - Utilities of the Future: How utilities are evolving to ensure a low carbon future
The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.
Together with our membership of over 1,200 industry organizations and more than 2,500 individual members involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.
Acting as the voice of the green building industry, the CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector across Canada. The Council has also educated over 45,000 green professionals to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created. As a result of this advocacy, education and the hard work of our members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historical structures have been retrofitted or newly constructed to green building standards.