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QUESTtalks: PCP Implementation – Advancing the Partners for Climate Protection Milestones

February 5, 2019 - February 6, 2019

Calling All Municipalities

QUESTtalks: Implementation – Bringing Community Energy to Life was the first event in the 2019 QUESTtalks series. It was also the first regional forum to recognize the efforts of Atlantic members of the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program in support of municipal climate action across Atlantic Canada.

This QUESTtalk brought together 90 participants from FCM-ICLEI PCP members and non-members in the Atlantic Provinces. The event was designed to help municipalities in Atlantic Canada acquire the relationships, knowledge, tools, and strategies to implement their plans. The event also featured an Awards Recognition Reception that celebrated member successes within the PCP Program.


February 5, 2019

10:00 am – 10:30 AM


Arrive at registration

10:30 am – 10:45 AM

Opening Remarks and Introductions

10:45 am – 11:00 AM
Smart Energy Communities in Atlantic Canada

Eddie Oldfield, QUEST


Introduction to the principles around Smart Energy Communities; Community Energy Planning.

11:00 am – 11:30 AM
Tools and Resources for Bringing Community Energy Planning to Life

Robin Goldstein, FCM

Introduction to the the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program framework, tools and resources; and the Community Energy Planning Getting to Implementation Research and Implementation Framework. Followed by a Q&A

11:30 am – 12:15 PM
Municipal Perspective

Panel and Q&A


Municipalities share their approaches, success stories, and lessons learned on community energy plan implementation

  • Ramona Doyle, Sustainability Officer, City of Charlottetown
  • Alexandre Girard, Urban Planner, City of Dieppe
  • Samir Yammine, Energy Manager, City of Saint John
  • Tbd, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Elaine Aucoin, Director of Environmental Planning and Management, City of Moncton
  • Scott Hatcher, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Sussex

12:15 Pm – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

Lunch provided

1:00 pm – 1:45 PM
Utility Perspective

Panel & Q&A

Utilities discuss programs, incentives, and planning for the future

  • Kaelan Keys, Business Development Manager, Efficiency NS
  • Sara Mudge, Community Energy Specialist, NB Power
  • Mark Wilson, Principal, Sector Leader – Power (Eastern Canada), Stantec
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Tabletop Discussions
Round 1

Group Discussions

Participants break into groups based on the tabletop discussion themes

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Networking Break


Refreshments provided

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Tabletop Discussion
Round 2

Group Discussions

Participants break into groups based on the tabletop discussion themes

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Tabletop Debrief and Lessons Learned

With Eddie Oldfield

Groups will report back on lessons learned and 3 recommendations for moving forward

4:15 Pm – 4:25 PM
Scorecard and QUEST Wrap Up

With Ericka Wicks


Summary of Tools and Resources presented throughout the day for bringing community energy planning to life

4:25 Pm – 4:30 PM
Evaluation and Close


5:30 Pm – 8:30 PM
Dinner and Awards Reception

With FCM and ICLEI Canada

Partners for Climate Protection recognition ceremony Legends Restaurant, 377 Killam Drive, Moncton, E1C 3T1


February 6, 2019

9:00 Am – 10:00 AM
Tour of Dobson Landing 

Dobson Landing is a master planned Smart community in Riverview New Brunswick that who advanced net-zero development. Nestled next to the iconic Dobson Trail and just 5 minutes from downtown Moncton, Dobson Landing is designed for living life to the fullest.


1. Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Milestone Tool

Led by Sarah Shenstone-Harris, ICLEI Canada

2. Enabling Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Projects

Led by Sara Mudge, NB Power

3. Energy Efficiency – Leveraging Early Wins for Long Term Success

Led by Peter Krajcovic, Honeywell

4. Enabling Solar PV, Small-Scale Energy Projects & Group Projects

Led by Mark McAloon, NexGen

5. Approaches to Enable Green Building

Led by Lara Ryan, Canada Green Build Council – Atlantic

6. Provincial Policy, Programs, or Resources to Enable & Incentivize Implementation of Energy and Efficiency Projects in New Brunswick

Led by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government and New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development

7. Provincial Policy, Programs, or Resources to Enable & Incentivize Implementation of Energy and Efficiency Projects in Nova Scotia

Led by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines and Efficiency Nova Scotia

8. Advancing Electric Vehicles Strategy (French tabletop)

Led by Joanne Ouellet, YHC Environnement

9. Advancing Biomass Strategy / Projects (French tabletop)

Led by Joanne Ouellet, YHC Environnement

10. Fostering the Skills Needed for Community Energy Plan Implementation

Led by Daniel Hébert, New Brunswick Community College

11. Community Engagement Strategies

Led by Rob Kerr, QUEST Senior Associate

12. Enabling District Heat

Led by Chris MacDougall, PEI Energy Systems invited







February 5, 2019
February 6, 2019
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