2018 Speakers

Dr. Alice Aiken

Vice President - Research, Dalhousie

Dr. Alice Aiken is the Vice President – Research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She was the Dean of the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie. She is a co-founder and the former Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, a unique consortium of over 41 Canadian and 7 international universities dedicated to researching the health needs of military personnel, Veterans and their families. She does health services / health policy research and has a unique focus on Veterans and their families in her work...

Alexander McIssac

Director- Business Development- NRStor Inc

Alexander McIsaac is the Director of Business Development at NRStor Incorporated and sits on the Board of Directors at Energy Storage Canada (ESC) and CAMH Engage. At NRStor, Alexander is responsible for originating and developing project opportunities in both the utility and commercial...

Andy Haun

SVP- CTO Microgrids Business

As a market leader in electrical products, systems and services, Schneider Electric is critically linked to the future needs of a smarter electrical grid infrastructure. In particular, our Microgrid offer is dependent on many different technologies across a variety of existing product portfolios. Andy is responsible for driving technology roadmaps necessary to align these portfolio evolutions and simplifying the deployment of effective grid-edge solutions...

Ben Davis

Senior Project Manager- Concentric Partners

Benjamin Davis is a Senior Project Manager at Concentric Energy Advisors where he focuses on renewable and distributed energy resources, grid modernization, innovative regulatory models, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Concentric in 2015...

Bruce Orloff

Associate Partner, Energy & Utilities at IBM Canada

Bruce Orloff is an Associate Partner and the Canadian Utilities Solution Leader in IBM’s Global Business Services Energy, Environment & Utilities practice with over 29 years of experience in the energy, utilities and telecommunications industries. He has extensive knowledge and experience managing, developing, selling and implementing advanced solutions in competitive electricity and telecommunications...

Diane Sanzome

Associate Vice President- AECOM

Dr. Diane M. Sanzone is a Senior Technical and Regulatory Expert with over 27 years of experience. She has conducted scientific and technical studies and managed large programs in marine and onshore ecosystems for multinational clients and government organizations. Dr. Sanzone has supported major offshore projects, including offshore wind projects, by interpreting environmental regulatory requirements, drafting monitoring and mitigation plans, authoring biological and environmental impact assessments and conducting extensive scientific and technical studies...

Frederic Delrieu

Electromobility & Advanced Product Leader- Nova Bus

Frédéric Delrieu is graduated in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. He has worked in the automotive industry for 20 years in France and South Korea, in the development of innovations in chassis systems and electromobility. Since 2011 he had an active role in the development of the Electric Vehicle ecosystem and the battery management in a major European car manufacturer before joining the transportation industry in Canada with Nova Bus in 2016. Frédéric is currently Electromobility and Advanced Product Leader at Nova Bus.

Gaetan Thomas

President and CEO- New Brunswick Power

Serving as CEO of NB Power since February 2010, Gaëtan Thomas is a committed industry leader and agent of change, driven by his deep connection to customer and employee grassroots. His vision for NB Power includes a made-in-New Brunswick smart grid supported by customer-centric technology and a workforce aimed at creating a greener, more sustainable province...

Hon. Geoff MacLellan

Minister of Energy, Province of Nova Scotia

The Honourable Geoff MacLellan was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Glace Bay in a by-election in 2010 and was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. He has served as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Minister Responsible for Sydney Tar Ponds Agency...

Greg Gaudet

Director of Electric Utility- Summerside
As Director of Municipal Services, Greg brings 25 years of engineering experience and expertise to the City of Summerside. In this role, Greg directs capital projects and all operations aspects of the infrastructure for the City of Summerside municipal government including its electric, water and sewer utilities, storm drainage, and roadways. Prior to joining City of Summerside, Greg held positions as microelectronics...

Iuliana Cain

Head of Energy Partnerships- NEST

Helps climate change/energy stakeholders participate in the connected home. Works with utility partners and other stakeholders to develop customer-focused energy programs in Canada that leverage Nest products. Partners: GreenON/IESO, Enbridge Gas, BC Hydro, Hydro One etc.

Jon Sorenson

Executive Consultant- Ameresco, President- NECBC

Jon Sorenson is President of JFS Energy Advisors, an executive energy consulting firm focused on customer specific/oriented projects such as pipelines and distribution, utilities, commodity and procurement, energy efficiency, sustainability, generation management and development, energy retail sales, processes, etc. Some of the customers are Kinder Morgan, Direct Energy, Ameresco, Liberty Power, EnterSolar, BidEnergy among others...

Dr. Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director and CEO- Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (Cutric)

Josipa G. Petrunic is the Executive Director & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). She is leading the formulation of several national transportation technology trials related to zero-emissions transportation and “smart vehicles” innovation, including the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial, the Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration & Integration Trial and the Canadian National Smart Vehicle Demonstration Project....

Kim Horrelt

CEO - PEI Energy Corporation

Leon de Vreede

Sustainability Planner

Leon de Vreede (MCIP, LPP) is the Sustainability Planner for the Town of Bridgewater, where he coordinates its sustainability program and climate change action plans. Counted among his successes are the Town’s award-winning energy management and Clean Energy Financing programs. In 2015 Leon was an inaugural recipient of the provincial Clean Climate Leader Award...

Mark Vasu

Exective VP - Greentown Labs (MA)

As Executive Vice President, Mark Vasu leads and supports revenue-generating activities that sustain and grow Greentown Labs. He manages a portfolio of (40) corporate sponsors, partnerships with organizations in the cleantech ecosystem, and oversees the member pipeline. He also provides consulting and advisory services to new or growing incubators, and is helping to grow a national network of incubators...

Michael Voll

Global Sector Leader- Grid Modernization Services - Stantec

Mike Voll is the Global Sector Leader for Stantec’s grid modernization services. He has over 30 years of experience with both industrial and power clients serving positions with equipment suppliers, manufacturers, system integrators and the last 15 years with Stantec. In the last 8 years. Mike supported the rehabilitation of Ontario’s electricity system through Stantec’s involvement in over 1GW of solar PV in addition to nearly 50MW of energy storage projects. Mike is also leading a research project to deploy a commercial microgrid for a research park near the University of Waterloo which should pave pathways for mass deployments of community microgrids globally.

Michel Carreau

Director - Hybrid Power
Michel is a specialist in energy with a Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Post-Doctorate from Boston university with more than 30 years of experience in energy. He has expertise in the development of energy project such as hybrid power, hydro-electricity, wind, solar, thermal power, energy storage, LNG complete supply chain, energy efficiency. Michel works directly with mining, ports and industrial companies to develop solutions to reduce their cost of energy and lower their carbon footprint. Michel has expertise in managing multi-disciplinary team for innovative projects delivered in more than 20 countries.

Michel Losier

Executive Director, Energy Efficiency and Customer Engagement, NB Power

Michel is the Executive Director of Energy Efficiency and Community Engagement for the New Brunswick Power Corporation. He also a member on the Board of Directors for the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative...

Hon. Rick Doucet

Minister of Energy, Province of New Brunswick

Rick Doucet represents the riding of Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West. He was reelected to the 58th Legislature in the provincial election held September 22, 2014. On October 7, 2014, he was sworn in as Minister of Economic Development and Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, as well as Minister responsible for Opportunities NB and for Trade Policy. In June 2016 he was appointed Minister of Energy and Resource Development, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (renamed Aquaculture and Fisheries in September 2017), and Government House Leader. He also serves as vice-chair of the Jobs Board.

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We’re thrilled to share the following list of Smart Energy Speakers that presented at the Smart Energy Event in 2018.

Each speaker was carefully selected from the industry’s most exciting and relevant professionals. Every Smart Energy Speaker brought their wealth of experience and knowledge to the conference so that guests could learn in a fun and relaxed environment.

Confirmed 2018 Speaking Participants:

NB Power   Emera    University of New Brunswick      NSCC    CUTRIC      CANSIA   Stantec   Siemens     Aspin Kemp   Emera  Springboard  Dalhousie University Town of Summerside    Charlottetown    NS Minister of Energy   Mayor of Halifax      IBM