Solar West Conference

October 5 to 7, 2016 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Solar West Conference

Opportunities and challenges abound in the Canadian renewable energy market, especially with new government policies and increased international cooperation in battling climate change. Canada plays a leading role in renewable energy in North America, and western provinces are expected to play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

With new policies that address climate change and economic diversification, the Canadian western provinces provide a unique opportunity for renewable energy companies, particularly solar energy. See what the excitement is all about; do not miss Solar West 2016!

HEAR first-hand about new policies and market dynamics evolving in Western Canada.

CONNECT and network with policy makers from all levels of government, solar energy professionals and other stakeholders.

LEARN about the new market opportunities for the solar industry through the evolving policy and market dynamics in Western Canada.

Key topics of discussion will include the opportunities and potential for the solar industry in Western Canada due to the rapidly declining capital costs of solar technology, supportive policies including climate change frameworks, renewable energy strategies and supply-mix planning.

Solar West participants represent a full range of industry professionals including policy makers, utilities and other stakeholders.

Expand your network by meeting new members of the industry. In 2015, 55% of Solar West participants reported as first-time attendees. Potential for solar in Western Canada is growing.

In November 2015, the Government of Alberta committed to tripling the proportion of the province’s electricity from renewable resources from 10 to 30%. Solar West 2016 meets in Edmonton from October 5 – 7 2016 to assess the early progress being made toward this target and to answer the most critical questions phasing the advancement of solar in the province including:

  • What will the conclusions of the Energy Efficiency Panel mean for solar energy and how will the Micro-Generation Regulation be amended?
  • How could grid-readiness, rate and tariff design and utility business models impact the scale and pace of solar deployment?
  • How will the Renewable Electricity Program (REP) be structured and when will the first utility-scale solar facilities be contracted in Alberta?
  • What opportunities will there be for Individuals, Rural, Urban and Indigenous Communities and the Public and Private Sectors?
  • What other dynamics such as the coal retirement schedule, oil and gas sector economic recovery and federal climate change policy will be influential?