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Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy – Alberta Regional Webinar
August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDTFree
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.
Accelerating Implementation of Renewable Energy 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
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.
Research Associate at the University of Guelph