Community Energy Development: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

By TRACY SHERLOCK, Vancouver Sun
May 8, 2012

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GreenTech Exchange and the Women in Energy Network are pleased to present an exciting panel on community energy developments in BC.

  • Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
  • Registration 5:30 PM, event begins 6:00 PM
  • Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University | Room 1400-1420 | 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Panel Chair

Shaun Greffard is the General Manager of Investment and Intergovernmental Relations at the City of Surrey. Shaun provides overall corporate leadership to the organization as a member of the senior management team while supporting and enabling the Investment and Intergovernmental Relations team. One of his mandates, attracting business to the City, is supported by close to 20 years of private sector experience in the IT and Telecom industries in varied senior leadership roles. He has sat on a number of not for profit boards most currently with the Beach House Theatre Society bringing Shakespeare to life at Crescent Beach in Surrey. Somewhere between work and play he completed his MBA, had three kids and picked up hockey.

About our Speakers

Robyn Wark, MRM MCIP is Team Lead for BC Hydro’s Sustainable Communities Group. Robyn is a Registered Professional Planner, and holds a Masters Degree in Resource and Environmental Management, and a certificate in Urban Design. Over the past 18 years, she has been a leader in sustainable community design, as a consultant, educator, within local government and BC Hydro. Her work has been recognized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Planning Institute of British Columbia. Robyn will address the questions of how and why local governments and BC Hydro are advancing local clean energy in BC.

Sandy Ferguson has been the Director of Marketing at BC Bioenergy Network, since 2009. Sandy has held senior business development, marketing, and strategic partnership positions in corporate, not for profit, and government organizations in Canada and the UK. She has also worked as an independent consultant on assignments domestically and internationally in sustainability, economic development, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, and international financial institutions. She holds a BComm from the University of Alberta and an MBA from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Sandy will present on the Municipal Bioenergy Developments in BC.

Kristen Mucha has worked in alternative energy applications for over 18 years. At FortisBC, Kristen leads a group responsible for collaborating with Schools, Hospitals, and Communities in order to provide integrated energy solutions for their heating and cooling requirements. Previous to her work at FortisBC, Kristen worked with industry and government in the development and promotion of alternative energy for automotive applications and stationary power. Kristen is a Board member of the B.C. Community Energy Association. She holds a BA (Mathematics) from York University and an MA Integrated Studies (Global Change) from Athabasca University. Kristen will be discussing integrated energy solutions.

Anna Mathewson has a Master’s degree in Resource Management from SFU with a focus on sustainable community development, and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP). She worked for several years in the BC treaty process, including as senior advisor to the BC Treaty Commission. Since April 2009, she has been Manager of Sustainability for the City of Surrey, working within the Office of the City Manager, where her role is to be a catalyst for sustainability within the City corporately and the community more broadly. Anna will present the City of Surrey’s district energy system that is being built in City Centre.

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