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Ali Hoss, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

Ali Hoss is an award-winning business executive and innovative strategic management professional with deep knowledge of the energy sector and regulatory environment. Ali is the IESO’s business manager that has been leading the implementation of the first, and certainly now the largest, full-scale pay-for-performance DSM program in North America for large commercial and institutional customers. He is responsible to ... Read More

David Conn, Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (Moderator)

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Jim Goldmann, Aenergy Capital (Moderator)

Jim Goldmann is a financier, investor, corporate, and community leader. He has been active in energy and environmental activities for 40 years on 4 continents. Jim is the Founder and CEO of Aenergy Capital, a Calgary-based green merchant bank; Founder and EVP of Epoch Energy Development (Calgary), a geothermal development company; VP and Chief Development Officer of Alliance Pipeline and NRGreen Power (Calgary); VP ... Read More

Monica Curtis, Energy Efficiency Alberta

Monica Curtis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Alberta in March 2017. As CEO, she is charged with leading the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and small scale renewable energy programs and services that help Alberta residents and businesses save money and increase comfort and productivity; and that foster development of an energy efficiency services industry in ... Read More

Kurt Borth, University of Alberta

Kurt Borth is an innovative energy efficiency researcher with years of experience looking at household energy use behaviour and the built environment. His research has involved novel outreach and engagement tools as well as looking into motivations and barriers behind household behaviour, energy efficiency, and transportation. Kurt’s research has focused on Location Efficiency and how where we choose to live affects ... Read More

Adam Stoker, University of Calgary

Adam Stoker has more than 10 years of experience working with energy efficiency and sustainable buildings. His background in mechanical engineering, project management, and green design allows him to offer a broad range of knowledge and expertise on sustainable design and energy performance. Adam has worked on over 50 LEED projects across western Canada and has worked directly with designers, contractors, and building ... Read More

Eric MacNaughton, The City of Calgary

Eric MacNaughton is the Transportation Coordinator for The City of Calgary’s Climate Program. Eric is leading development of an Electric Vehicle Strategy for Calgary, including collaboration with regional partners across southern Alberta to develop a fast charging network. His current duties also include coordinating input from across The City’s Transportation Department on actions to increase resiliency to ... Read More

Claire Beckstead, The City of Calgary

Claire Beckstead is the Climate Change Mitigation Coordinator for the City of Calgary. She is passionate about helping cities and communities translate the overwhelming problem of climate change into tangible solutions on the ground. For the last 10 years, she has been working with leading local governments in Alberta, BC, Ontario, and the Yukon to develop and implement creative technical and policy solutions to the ... Read More

Matt Zipchen, Efficiency Capital

Matt Zipchen is the President of Efficiency Capital (EC) (www.efficiencycap.com). EC invests in energy efficiency upgrades in buildings and is only paid back when savings are generated. EC was originally incubated by the The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), an arms-length agency of the City of Toronto that demonstrates and invests in solutions that reduce carbon emissions and air pollution. EC’s investment program has been ... Read More

Doug Lewin, CLEAResult

Doug Lewin leads and executes CLEAResult’s regulatory affairs and market development strategy throughout North America. He has a long career advocating for energy efficiency policy, along with clean energy technologies, smart grid, distributed generation, demand response, efficiency finance, measurement and verification, air quality, and market development. Prior to joining CLEAResult, Doug was Executive Director of ... Read More

Philippe Dunsky, Dunsky Energy Consulting

Philippe Dunsky has dedicated the past quarter century helping his clients build a sustainable energy future. He has had the honour of leading a first-rate team of professionals, and the privilege of supporting forward-looking governments, utilities, businesses and non-profits throughout North America. Philippe’s experience spans the full array of demand-side energy resources: from building efficiency to demand response, ... Read More

David Berliner, CoPower

David Berliner is co-founder and CEO of CoPower, Canada’s clean energy investment platform. He previously worked at a clean energy private equity firm, has consulted for the New York City Mayor’s Office on renewable energy, was Sustainability Coordinator for the University of Toronto, and worked at the Carbon Disclosure Project. David has been named “Emerging Solar Leader” by the Canadian Solar Industries ... Read More

Mike Mellross, City of Edmonton

Mike Mellross is the Energy Transition Program Manager at the City of Edmonton. His team is responsible for the implementation of Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy, a long-term plan with over 150 actions across seven opportunities, designed to advance Edmonton on a low-carbon path. Mike has over 20 years experience in both private and public organizations, working exclusively in the realm of ... Read More

D.M. Stoneman, ICF on behalf of EEA

D.M. Stoneman, MREM, CEM, is dedicated to building long-term sustainable and renewable energy policies. His professional and academic backgrounds outline his commitment to the province’s energy future. At ICF, D.M. is Program Manager, leading the new Business, Non-Profit, and Institutional in coordination with Energy Efficiency Alberta and the Alberta Climate Change Office. The program has been well received by ... Read More

Gary Holden, Pulse Energy

Gary Holden is CEO of Pulse Energy, an energy retail company in New Zealand. He was part of the energy reforms in New Zealand in the mid-1990s and has been instrumental in forming policy and establishing innovative business practices over the course of deregulating the retail energy markets. Gary was CEO of Enmax Corp, President of AltaGas, Executive Chairman of Ensource Energy, and CEO of TransAlta New Zealand. He has ... Read More

Anne Arquit Niederberger, Enervee

Anne Arquit Niederberger is Vice President Market Development at Enervee, where she is responsible for thought leadership and collaboration with utilities, government agencies and retail market actors around the globe to drive innovation and expand markets for energy efficient consumer products. She began her career as a scientist, working with some of the leading figures in paleoclimatology and contributing to various ... Read More

Alex Katzman, Enervee

Alex Katzman is responsible for Growth at Enervee, focused on increasing Enervee’s SaaS clients and strategic partnerships. Before Enervee, he led product and business development for a smart grid billing platform at SK Telecom, bringing capabilities from its telecom billing system used by 27 million subscribers to the US electric utility market. He also ran his own software consulting practice focused on product ... Read More

John Rilett, ENMAX

John Rilett is the Director of Enhanced Energy Services and Renewables at ENMAX Energy Corporation. In this role, John and his team are responsible for ENMAX’s behind the meter retail products that include solar photovoltaic systems, combined heat and power options, energy storage, and additional energy management services. Currently the ENMAX portfolio includes over 750 distributed solar PV systems active in Alberta and ... Read More

Andrew Evans, ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.

Andrew Evans is an Engineer in the Research & Innovation group with ATCO’s Pipelines & Liquids Global Business unit. Since joining ATCO in 2013, Andrew has held several engineering roles in various areas, giving him insight into customer needs and challenges. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Dalhousie University.

Karen Maoz, Navigant

Karen Maoz, P.E., has been an energy efficiency professional for over 15 years. An Associate Director in Navigant’s Energy Practice, hse specializes in energy analysis, project management, program implementation and evaluation, and quantitative/qualitative research. Other activities include research on the next generation of energy efficiency programs, cost-effectiveness analysis/assessment on measure, program, and ... Read More

Benjamin Grunfeld, Navigant

Benjamin Grunfeld is a Managing Director in the Global Energy Practice at Navigant and the Canadian Power and Utilities Sector Lead. He is a trusted advisor to senior leaders across the energy sector value chain in Canada, including electricity and natural gas utilities, independent power companies, manufacturers, regulators, end-users, and governments. He has considerable consulting project experience in the areas of ... Read More

Stu Slote, Navigant

Stu Slote has more than 30 years of experience in the energy efficiency industry. Areas of expertise include design of, implementation support for, and evaluation of utility demand side programs, including potential studies and measure characterization; and building energy codes development, adoption, implementation and assessment. He assists utility and energy efficiency program administrators across the full spectrum of ... Read More

Brian Scott, PACEAlberta

Since 1982 Brian Scott has been a partner at The Communitas Group (communitas.ca), a consulting firm which specializes in co-operative enterprise and cooperative housing development. Scott is an environmental and energy generalist who has embraced an integrated design philosophy and works closely with the owner, designer and contractor team stakeholders to holistically seek an optimized sustainable design. In 1999 Scott ... Read More

Areef Abraham, Community Power

Areef Abraham is a natural community collaborator who loves to help clients move from ideas to on-the-ground action. As a mechanical engineer he has dedicated the past 25 years to working in the energy efficiency sectors in Canada, US and UK. His passion for community and energy efficiency lead him to launch Community Power in 2008. Prior to this business adventure, Areef was a senior executive with Power Smart Inc. where ... Read More

Helen Corbett, All One Sky

Helen Corbett is a leader in environmental communications, with 17 years experience in designing marketing and communications programs for energy efficiency and demand-side management programs. Helen was Director of Communications and Outreach at Climate Change Central (C3) for 14 years and oversaw communications for the $63 million Alberta energy efficiency incentive programs. She is now the Executive Director of All One ... Read More

Ersilia Serafini, Summerhill

Since becoming President in 2009, Ersilia Serafini has led Summerhill through a period of change and transformation into a leading energy efficiency and demand response program implementation company. Under her direction, Summerhill expanded its reach across Canada and the U.S., and continues to deliver some of the most impactful, results-oriented programs that help its clients achieve measureable reductions in energy ... Read More

Pamela Goertzen, Summerhill

Pamela Goertzen has been developing and managing energy efficiency and social change programs in Alberta for the past 15 years. She recently joined Summerhill as the Senior Director of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations and has been directly involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Residential Retail Products Program. Pamela developed her energy efficiency and demand ... Read More

Jeff Reading, ATCO Innovation Team

Jeff Reading is part of ATCOs Innovation Team; whose role is to provide strategic leadership and direction to ATCOs internal and external efforts to engage the new energy world. Jeff has more than 35 years’ experience in the environmental field. He has worked in environmental and outdoor education with the North York Board of Education, Calgary Board of Education, and provincially through the Alberta Teachers’ ... Read More

Francois Blouin, ATCO Innovation Team

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David Weatherall, Energy Savings Trust

David Weatherall is the Head of Policy at the Energy Saving Trust (EST), the UK’s principal organisation promoting sustainable energy to citizens. He has led work on building energy efficiency in UK and the rest of Europe over many years. As well working with EST he has for the past two years, been a knowledge exchange fellow with Oxford University working on legal issues around building energy efficiency. David ... Read More