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Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy – Alberta Regional Webinar

août 26 @ 11:00 am - 12h00 MDT

Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy – Alberta Regional Webinar

Mapping local opportunities for land-based renewable energy resource development

This presentation will describe the development and application of a ‘Renewable Energy Mapping Toolkit’ that is designed to help accelerate the implementation of renewable energy. The toolkit combines two workflows. First, a methodology to standardize technical assessments of local renewable energy production potential. Second, a participatory mapping framework that facilitates dialogue about opportunities and potential impacts across key influencers (utilities, land-owners, developers, municipal staff) as well as the general community. Combined, these workflows provide key supports to integrate land-use planning and renewable energy supply planning at the local scale. The presentation will summarize our experiences implementing the workflow with community partners in the Town of Canmore, Alberta.

Accélération de la mise en œuvre des énergies renouvelables is a two year project designed to help municipalities reach emission reduction targets by enabling investment of local renewable energy projects and infrastructure.


Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 11:00 AM MDT

About the presenters

Kirby Calvert

Associate Professor at the University of Guelph


Kirby is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph where he leads the Community Energy Knowledge-Action Partnership (CEKAP) – a loosely organized network of academic researchers and practitioners working to better understand the opportunities and barriers of community energy plans. He is also co-founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of Our Energy Guelph, a community not-for-profit that is working under a service agreement with the City of Guelph to catalyze the implementation of its community energy initiatives.

Rebecca Jahns

Research Associate at the University of Guelph


Rebecca Jahns is a Master’s graduate and current Research Associate from the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph. She has travelled extensively through Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley region for her pilot-study thesis, entitled Participatory Mapping and Community-Informed Spatial Planning of Renewable Energy Projects. She has been delighted to continue similar research in new locations across Canada through the AIRE Project, in partnership with QUEST. She is passionate about environmental protection and the advancement of renewable energy technologies, and hopes that her work will add meaningful insight to both of these research areas.

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26 août
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
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