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Energy Connections 2011/2012 - Belleville

Published by Ilka Guttler

March 07, 2012




Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), in partnership with the Ontario Government, will be hosting the second of a series of five 2011-12 Energy Connections workshops at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Belleville, ON.

The Energy Connections program continues to build awareness and linkages for Ontario’s manufacturers across the energy sector. This year the Energy Connections program will focus on the nuclear energy sector and Ontario’s Smart Grid.

8:30am Registration & Networking Breakfast

Nuclear Energy Panel

Nuclear power meets more than 55% of Ontario electricity needs and remains one of the cheapest power sources (on a dollar per megawatt basis) in Ontario’s electricity portfolio. The refurbishment and continued operation of Ontario’s 12 nuclear reactors employs approximately 24,000 individuals and provides economic benefits to the province in the order of $5 billion in labour, fuel and equipment spending. 

The Nuclear Energy Panel will explore opportunities available for Ontario companies in the nuclear supply chain, both in Ontario and abroad.  Speakers include:

  • Michael Godfrey,Business Development, Westinghouse
  • Laura Dykstra, Director, Supply, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Rahim Ladha, Commodity Manager, Procurement, CANDU Energy
  • Neil Alexander, General Manager, Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear
  • Ron Oberth, President, Organization of CANDU Industries



Networking Lunch


Smart Grid Panel

A Smart Grid is an intelligent electricity infrastructure that uses technology such as sensors, monitoring, communications, automation and computers to improve the flexibility, reliability and efficiency of the electricity system. The Smart Grid forum estimates that Ontario will invest $390 million per year over the next five years into the development of the Smart Grid.

The Smart Grid Panel will explore opportunities available for Ontario companies in the smart grid sector, both in Ontario and abroad. Speakers include:

  • Ken Nakahara, Senior Manager, Smart Grid and Network Policy, Ministry of Energy
  • Kaliyur Sridharan, Growth & Strategy Leader, GE Digital Energy
  • Richard Wunderlich, Director, Smart Grid, Siemens
  • William Grove, Director Business Development, Rodan Energy Solutions Inc.

Closing Remarks

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We would like to thank the following event partners:

Event Partners: Program Partners:
Bay of Quinte Enbridge

Additional Information

Location: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, 407 N. Front Street, Belleville, ON
Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Cost: CME Members: $35+hst / CME Affiliates / QMA / KMA / NMA: $45+hst / Non-Members: $60+hst

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