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October 6, 2021

C.O.R.E. Conference 2021: The Power of Collaboration

September 22, 2021

Virtual CREF Information Session Recording

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September 15, 2021

Renewable Supply Chain Information Session

The Province of Nova Scotia recently announced that it will procure 350 MWs of renewable electricity to help meet its climate goals, encourage investment and create jobs. We know this is an important announcement for our members so we are pleased to host an information session on the renewable energy supply chain.

In this session, learn what goes into developing and constructing wind and solar projects in Nova Scotia, from government policy and the procurement process to building and construction procedures. Hear from Jennifer Tuck, CEO of the Maritimes Energy Association, Brandy Giannetta, Vice President Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs at Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA); and Leigh-Anne Outhouse, Senior Analyst, Electricity Policy and Program at the NS Department of Energy and Mines.

This information session does not cover specific supplier procurement opportunities. It is designed to provide the energy sector supply chain with information on what is needed to execute a successful wind or solar project in Nova Scotia. This will enable suppliers to determine whether there are opportunities to come from the Province’s upcoming renewable procurements.

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August 6, 2021

C.O.R.E. Conference 2021 - Agenda

Conference agenda is subject to change

C.O.R.E. Conference Day One

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. ADT
Day 1 Morning Wake Up

 

8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ADT

Please join us to kick off the 2021 C.O.R.E. Conference with a keynote address from Rick Janega, Emera, COO and David Landrigan, NSPI, VP Commercial, who will provide a global and regional perspective, focused on the power of collaboration theme in our industry. Moderated by Karen White, Vice President, Crisis and Issues Management, NATIONAL Public Relations.

 

9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ADT
Panel: Regional Cooperation and the Importance of Agile Regulations
Description: Globally and nationally the climate change discourse is creating an increasing convergence between energy and environmental policies.   Aggressive decarbonization goals are also creating the requirement for enhanced public sector, utility and industry cooperation, particularly here in Atlantic Canada where we are home to four relatively small and geographically disbursed provinces with a total population of less than 2.5 million people.   This panel will explore the ways Atlantic Canada’s energy sector can benefit from increasing regional, national and cross-border cooperation through a deliberate focus on agile regulations, government policy alignment and the adoption of North American industry best-practices.

Moderator: Ray Robinson, CEO, Saint John Energy
Speakers: 

  • Danielle Powers, Senior Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors
  • Gilles Volpé, Vice President and General Manager, Liberty Utilities
  • Francis Bradley, President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association

 

11:05 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. ADT
Panel: 2021 Energy Update
Description:
This panel will focus on what's happening in the energy sector across Atlantic Canada including updates on offshore wind, tidal energy, energy storage, oil and gas, onshore renewables and energy efficiency.

Moderator: Jennifer Tuck, CEO, Maritimes Energy Association
Speakers: 

  • Justin Rangooni, Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada
  • Brandy Giannetta, Vice President Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA)
  • Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and the Arctic, CAPP
  • Tony Wright, FORCE
  • Sarah MacDonald, Chief Operating Officer, EfficiencyOne

 

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. ADT
Update on Oil & Gas Opportunities in Colombia and Guyana

Moderator: JJ Osoba, Managing Director, Oil & Gas, Stantec

Speakers: 

  • Camilo Morales, Aberdeen International Associates (AIA)
  • Patrick Henry, Senior Director, DAI Global

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. ADT
Panel: Reducing GHG Emissions in Atlantic Canada's Oil and Gas Sector
Description:
Canada and Nova Scota have both committed to achieving net-zero emissions by the year 2050. As one of the most intensive emission economies in the world, it will require a complete transformation of our energy sector. While there is a push to decarbonize, there is still a role for oil and gas to play in the energy industry.  This panel discussion will illustrate pathways for Atlantic Canada's low-carbon, renewable energy and technology organizations to engage with network colleagues and collaborate with others from coast to coast to reduce GHG emissions in the oil and gas industry.  Hear from industry leaders on identifying and removing barriers to collaboration and technology development; what’s working and not working to advance Canada as a global leader in emissions reduction and position Canadian companies' expertise to compete globally. 

Moderator: Terry Abel, Executive Vice President, Canada Operations and Climate, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Speakers:

  • Joy Romero, Executive Advisor Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited 
    and President, Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)
  • Dave Finn, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Research & Innovation Newfoundland & Labrador (formerly Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Kieran Hanley, Executive Director, Econext (formerly Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA))

 

3:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ADT
Panel: Sustainable Ports and the Energy Transition
Description:
The Ports in the Atlantic Provinces have long been an entry point for goods and services to eastern Canada and as such there is a high level of integration between ports and energy supply chains. While maritime shipping does not account for a significant amount of global carbon emissions, there is still reason to work towards decarbonization of ports.  This session will focus on how local ports are collaborating with the energy sector and the marine industry to decarbonize and work towards sustainability.

Moderator: Rick Edwards, Port Services Area Manager, Atlantic Towing
Speakers:

  • Michael Davie, Vice President, Planning and Operations, Port of Halifax
  • Andrew Wilkins, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, DGSC
  • Denis Caron, President & CEO, Port of Belledune

 

C.O.R.E. Conference Day Two​

8:40 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. ADT
Conference Day Two Welcome

 

8:45 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. ADT
Renewable Energy Development in the U.K. and Europe

Description: Join Neil McIntosh and Gordon McIntosh with Aberdeen International Associates for an armchair discussion on what's happening in the U.K. and Europe and what lessons Atlantic Canada can learn on the benefits of regional collaboration.

 

9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. ADT- Keynote : Joe Allison, The Smart Energy Company

 

9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ADT
Panel: Utility scale renewables from a developer’s perspective, a community perspective and a government perspective

Description: Renewables are gaining momentum in Atlantic Canada with several recent announcements including Atlantic Canada’s first utility-scale solar farm to be built in New Brunswick, the newly announced plans for Nova Scotia to procure renewables through the Rate Based Procurement and the Green Choice Program as well as PEI's commitment to net zero by 2030.  All these initiatives will result in more demand for large-scale renewable energy in the region.  But it's not only Atlantic Canada moving forward with more renewable development.  Our neighbours in Maine are also working to bring more renewables to market.  

This session will offer a range of experiences with utility scale renewables from experts in the green energy industry.  This session will also speak to the benefits of collaboration, whether it’s between proponents and communities or cross-border governments to build out more renewable energy and battle climate change.  

Moderator: Scott Skinner, President and CEO, Clean Foundation
Speakers:

  • Aidan Foley, Founder and Principal, Glenvale Solar
  • Melissa Winne, Energy Policy Analyst, Maine Governor's Energy Office
  • Austen Hughes, Vice President - Operations, Natural Forces
  • Chief Terry Richardson, Pabineau First Nation

 

11:05 a.m. -  11:10 a.m. - Announcing the Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance

 

11:10- 12:25 p.m. ADT
Panel: Challenges to breaking ground on green hydrogen technology in Atlantic Canada
Description:
Hydrogen technology has been the “fuel of the future” for decades. However, recently hydrogen is gaining momentum all around the world as a clean energy source that will help us achieve our carbon emission reduction goals. How can we work together to ensure green hydrogen is the fuel of today?

In this session we will discuss why green hydrogen development is a great opportunity for Atlantic Canada, what the opportunity means for the provinces and some advantages of being a first-mover in green hydrogen technology. We will also touch on how we mobilize hydrogen development with all of the other investments in renewable technologies as well as  the barriers to deploying hydrogen projects. 

Moderator: Alisdair McLean, Executive Director, OERA
Speakers:

  • Derek Estabrook, Vice President, Business Development, Heritage Gas
  • Mike Kelland, CEO, Planetary Hydrogen
  • Nathan Ashcroft, Senior Business Developer, Stantec

 

1:25 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. ADT
Reaching Net-Zero in the Marine Industry

Shipping produces about 2.9% of the world’s man-made emissions of carbon dioxide, according to a report by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2020. The IMO had already set an ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050, with a stretch target of a 100% reduction by the same deadline. A study by Lloyd’s Register estimates this 50% cut in absolute emissions is equivalent to a real-world reduction of about 85% in operational CO2 intensity.

In other words, ships will have to reduce their output of carbon dioxide by 85% per nautical mile, to take account of increasing numbers of ships, and more activity over coming years. Lloyd’s Register’s research has shown that to reach the IMO’s ambition, Zero Emission Vessels (ZEVs) capable of deep-sea, trans-ocean travel will need to be in use by 2030. Although that’s a decade away, time is short. The 2020s will be a vital time for piloting and prototyping new fuels and hybrid propulsion arrangements. Vessels will need to transition from fossil-based fuels to zero carbon energy sources and technologies, while simultaneously increasing efficiency.

Speaker: 
Ginger Garte
, Environmental & Sustainability Director, Americas Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore, Lloyd's Register

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. ADT
Panel: Are we experiencing a nuclear renaissance with SMRs?
Description:
New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of small modular reactors (SMRs), Government of Canada published its Small Modular Reactors Action Plan and have funded the commercialization of SMR technologies.  This panel discussion will focus on how the new nuclear age can provide flexibility to balance out the intermittency of renewable power which also being part of the solution to the nuclear waste problem. 

Moderator: Colleen d’Entremont, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy
Speakers: 

  • Rory O'Sullivan, CEO, Moltex Energy
  • George Christidis, Vice President Government Relations and International Affairs, Canadian Nuclear Association
  • Andy Hayward, Chief Nuclear Engineer and Director of Advanced Reactor Development, Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

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June 9, 2021

Indigenous Energy Futures in Canada Webinar - Session 3: Reflecting on What Success Looks Like

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Canada is on an ambitious journey to establish working relationships with Indigenous peoples across the country and to develop a plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, all while battling a worldwide pandemic.

The Atlantica Centre for Energy, in conjunction with the Maritimes Energy Association, with support from Deloitte, are co-hosting a webinar series that will explore approaches to collaboration, equity partnerships and general discussion on successful working relationships with Indigenous communities.

Session 3 - Reflecting on What Success Looks Like
Wednesday, June 9 | 10-11am ADT

Panel:
- Chris Henderson - Founding Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise; President, Lumos Energy
- Guy Lonechild - CEO, First Nations Power Authority
- Stone Bear - Indigenous Relations Consultant
- Paul Janes (moderator) - Partner, Deloitte Canada

To view the bios of the panelists, please click here.

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June 3, 2021

Gender Diversity in the Energy Sector - Webinar Recording

May 28, 2021

Fireside Chat with Peter Gregg, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power

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April 9, 2021

Indigenous Energy Futures in Canada Webinar - Session 2: Economic Prosperity: A Win-Win for All

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Canada is on an ambitious journey to establish working relationships with Indigenous peoples across the country and to develop a plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, all while battling a worldwide pandemic.

The Atlantica Centre for Energy, in conjunction with the Maritimes Energy Association, with support from Deloitte are co-hosting a webinar series that will explore approaches to collaboration, equity partnerships and general discussion on successful working relationships with Indigenous communities. The April 7th webinar is sponsored by Atlantic Towing.

Session 2: Economic Prosperity: A Win-Win for All
Wednesday, April 7 The economic imperative of reconciliation

Panel:
- Tabatha Bull, President & CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
- Jim Ward, General Manager, North Shore Mi'kmaq District Council
- Rory O’Sullivan, CEO North America, Moltex Energy
- Moderator: Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons, National Advisor / kā-nīkānīt, Deloitte Indigenous

Panelist bios can be found here.

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March 10, 2021

Indigenous Energy Futures in Canada Webinar - Session 1: Transformative Approaches to Working Together

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Please see the attached files for the presentations from Ontario Power Generation, Natural Forces, and Tobique First Nation.

Collaboration with Communities: Indigenous Energy Futures in Canada

Canada is on an ambitious journey to establish working relationships with Indigenous peoples across the country and to develop a plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, all while battling a worldwide pandemic.

The Atlantica Centre for Energy, in conjunction with the Maritimes Energy Association, with support from Deloitte, are co-hosting a webinar series that will explore approaches to collaboration, equity partnerships and general discussion on successful working relationships with Indigenous communities.

Session 1: Transformative Approaches to Working Together

Wednesday, March 10

Ontario Power Generation’s Story of Engagement

Natural Forces’ Journey: Working Together with Indigenous Peoples

Panel:

- Ian Jacobsen, Director, Indigenous Relations - Ontario Power Generation

- Austen Hughes, Vice President – Operations - Natural Forces

- Tanna Pirie-Wilson, Senior Band Administrator, Tobique First Nation

- Moderator: Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons, National Advisor / kā-nīkānīt, Deloitte Indigenous

Click here to view speaker bios.

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February 9, 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

February 4, 2021

Canadian Energy Transition Presentation - Power Advisory LLC

October 26, 2020

Updated: Board of Director Nominations 2021 - The Maritimes Energy Association

Nominations for the Maritimes Energy Association’s Board of Directors closed on November 30th, 2020 and we received enough nominations to fill the Board vacancies.  The 2021 Board of Directors will be announced at the Association’s Annual General Meeting taking place virtually on January 27th, 2021.

We would like to thank everyone that put their name forward for election.  As a not-for-profit industry association, we could not do the work we do without the help of our members who are willing to volunteer their time, energy, and skills.

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October 20, 2020

The MEA Letter of Support for CanadaCleantech’s proposal for capacity building among cleantech NGOs and accelerators

The Maritimes Energy Association is pleased to make recommendations to the Canada Cleantech Alliance on its proposal for capacity building among cleantech NGOs and accelerators. Please see the attached letters.

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June 18, 2020

Net-Zero: Exploring the Potential for Hydrogen in Atlantic Canada

May 27, 2020

Letters of Support for Economic Stimulus during Recovery Covid-19

May 27, 2020

Baker Tilly Webinar: Business Planning for Leaders in a COVID 19 Environment

May 11, 2020

Canadian Society of Customs Brokers Letter of Support re: Covid-19 Government Supports

April 16, 2020

Coping with COVID-19: Key Workplace Facts You Need to Know presented by McInnes Cooper

March 30, 2020

Announcement: The MEA has gone virtual

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January 13, 2020

Op-Ed -Smart Meters Give Power Back to Consumers

Modern technology has made it easier than ever for consumers to make savvy financial decisions.  Comparison shopping online for everything from home electronics to mortgages, technology has given the consumer the power to decide how and where to spend their money. Why should energy consumption be any different? 

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September 24, 2019

The Maritimes Energy Association Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer

The Maritimes Energy Association would like to announce the appointment of Jennifer Tuck to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective September 24, 2019. 

Over the last 20 years, Jennifer has worked both within the Ontario Government as a senior policy advisor to several Cabinet Ministers and as a government relations and regulatory affairs expert in the private sector for a leading North American energy company.

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April 24, 2019

Remarks: Prepared for the Senate Committee on Energy, The Environment and Natural Resources

The Maritimes Energy Association – Prepared Remarks before the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources appearance in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 24, 2019.

On behalf of the Maritimes Energy Association (MEA), we are pleased to appear before the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources in particular as they seek further input into Bill C-69.

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Tags: Remarks Energy Bill C-69

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January 22, 2019

Written Comment on CNSOPB’s Call for Bids NS18-3

Written Comment on CNSOPB’s Call for Bids NS18-3

Two industry nominated parcels in shallow water area of Sable Subbasin

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December 10, 2018

Letter of Comment: Concerning Notice of Application by Alton Natural Gas Storage (LP) - Extension of Approval to Construct an Underground Storage Facility (UHS-PC-18)

Letter of Comment: Concerning Notice of Application by Alton Natural Gas Storage (LP) - Extension of Approval to Construct an Underground Storage Facility (UHS-PC-18)

The purpose of this letter is to provide a letter of support and comment from The Maritimes Energy Association for Alton Natural Gas Storage (LP) - Concerning the recent application for extension to renew an Approval to Construct an Underground Hydrocarbons Storage Facility near Alton, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, which was originally issued on September 1,2013. The application seeks to extend the approval to September 1, 2023.

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August 17, 2017

Discussion Paper: Contribution to the Public Consultation on Environmental and Regulatory Reviews in Canada

The Maritimes Energy Association – Contribution to the Public Consultation on Environmental and Regulatory Reviews in Canada – Discussion Paper (June 2017) Submitted August 17th, 2017.

On behalf of The Maritimes Energy Association (MEA), we are pleased to submit the enclosed response to the Government of Canada’s discussion paper entitled, “Environmental and Regulatory Reviews” released on June 29, 2017. Our Association has been actively participating in this process since its initiation earlier this year. In April, along with several other Atlantic Canada stakeholders, Ray Ritcey, CEO, The Maritimes Energy Association met with Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Catherine McKenna in Halifax to discuss the Expert Panel Final Report- “Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada”. This Panel was created to review the Canadian environmental assessment processes. Mr. Ritcey voiced the Association’s concerns with respect to reduced competitiveness, uncertain timelines, and environmental assessments coming at a higher cost.

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