APPrO 2017 29th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre Westin Harbour Castle Toronto November 20 & 21
Preliminary Conference Program
Hon. Glenn Thibeault Ontario Minister of Energy
Jan Vrins Global Energy Practice Leader, Navigant
Peter Gregg Incoming President and CEO, IESO
Dan Dolan President, New England Power Generators Association
Karen Farbridge President, Karen Farbridge and Associates
APPrO 2017 The power industry is undergoing historic shifts, creating new industries and leaving old ones behind. Your next move could be a game-changer. Prepare to break away from the pack or build co-ventures with those who do. Standing pat is not an option. Be part of the unfolding of a new energy industry, as critical choices are made and alliances forged at APPrO 2017, the 29th annual Canadian Power Conference and Networking Centre.
monday, November 20 8:00 a.m. Daybreak Coffee Daybreak Coffee hosted by McCarthy Tetrault LLP 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks Stephen Somerville, H2O Power LP Karen Farbridge, Community energy consultant and previous mayor of Guelph Plenary sponsor: Navigant 8:40 am Opening Keynote Jan Vrins, Navigant “Navigating the Energy Transformation” 9:00 am Setting directions: What generators are concerned about yy Brief overviews from key players: What are the most critical issues decision-makers will need to face in the next 18 months? (Technology changes, public policy choices, and customer relationship evolution, among other developments.) yy How should generators, other market participants, regulators and policy makers prepare for the market ahead? Featuring: Linda Bertoldi, BLG Canada: Moderator Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA) Evan Bahry, President, IPPSA Other speakers, TBA 9:30 am Identifying the most critical forces of change What’s ahead for the power industry, and which forces for change are most likely to shape the agenda? How will the balance shift between service providers and customers, and between traditional utilities and nonutility players? How can systems of governance be adapted to ensure the oversight framework keeps pace with technology change? Are de-carbonization, 2
re-electrification and digitization the critical trends, or is there more shape-shifting going on than that? Jan Vrins, Global Energy Practice Leader, Navigant (will be delivering an opening keynote 30 minutes earlier) Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at GM (invited) Brian Bentz, CEO, Alectra Utilities Ted Wilcox, Manulife, on emerging new corporate energy strategies yy Brief opening comments followed by interactive discussion addressing areas like the following: yy What developments are most likely to disrupt the business in your view? yy Can the market operate efficiently with the new requirements of the Climate Action Plan? yy What can be done to improve governance and the value proposition for consumers? yy How to value non-emitting capacity in the markets of the future. yy What qualities will characterize the companies who succeed in the years ahead? 10:15 am Coffee break To be hosted by APPrO 2017 sponsors – click here for information on how to sponsor this event 10:45 am Keynote: Peter Gregg, CEO of the IESO 11:00 am Progress Report - Ontario’s nuclear refurbishments 11:15 am Can Ontario be proactive about the changes ahead? Moderator: TBA Jason Chee-Aloy, Power Advisory The growing tension between how wholesale electricity markets have been designed and public policy choices that do not quite fit with the markets. Other speakers to be announced
All sessions take place in the Frontenac Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
Gordon Kaiser Patrick Brown NGEIR Deregulation Leader, Ontario PC Panel Party
Lisa DeMarco DeMarco Allan LLP
Brian Bentz Alectra Utilities
Sean Conway Centre for Urban Energ