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Sault hosting fall energy conference


By: Northern Ontario Business staff

The Brookfield wind farm will be one site of a series of industrial tours given as part of an upcoming energy conference in Sault Ste. Marie. (FILE PHOTO)
The Brookfield wind farm will be one site of a series of industrial tours given as part of an upcoming energy conference in Sault Ste. Marie. (FILE PHOTO)

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre will play host to an energy conference in November.

Energy Opportunities Conference: Making Things Happen! will take place Nov. 4-6. The event will bring together professionals who have ties to the energy sector, who are interested in knowledge exchange, commercialization of products and technology, discussions about new technologies, innovation and have interest in establishing partnerships with other companies. There will be a significant focus on smart grid and ICT-based (information and communications technology) energy projects, as well as bioenergy projects.

Guest speakers include Chris Turner, author of The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy; Nick Parker, cofounder and managing partner at Global Acceleration Partners; Tom Rand, managing partner at Arc Tern Ventures and author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit and Waking the Frog; and Glen Martin, founder and CEO of Energizing Co.

Presentations will include information on smart grid development, renewable energy projects, economic development and global trends, investor engagement and funding opportunities, and much more.

Participants will also be given tours of local facilities, including the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre; the Ellsin Environmental tire recycling facility; the hydroelectric generating station, wind farm and combined-cycle generations stations operated by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners; and the Heliene solar-panel manufacturing plant.

To learn more, or to register, visit www.saultenergy.com.

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