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The Smart Energy Leaders’ Dialogue (LD) is a forum for senior executives and decision-makers from the Canadian energy industry, government, and related sectors to formulate common understanding and develop critical insight on how we use, move and produce energy in communities across Canada with a focus on the development of Smart Energy Communities.
The LD takes a holistic view of Canadian energy infrastructure and acknowledges that different participants within the energy value chain start with different understandings, challenges, and opportunities. Members of the LD have regard for QUEST’s mission, vision, values, and undertake to draw on the QUEST principles to guide discussion and to maintain a balanced and informed perspective.
Leaders' Dialogue Participants
Mike Cleland, Leaders’ Dialogue Chair & Member of the QUEST Board of Directors
Director, Emerging Technologies, Alectra Utilities
Managing Director, Electricity, Global, ATCO
Senior Vice President and General Manager, ATCO Gas Distribution, ATCO Gas
Vice President, Market Research, Brookfield Renewable
Senior Director Strategic Development and Regulatory Affairs, Brookfield Residential
President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Founding President and CEO, Ecosystem
Vice President, Enbridge Gas Inc.
Director, Strategic Transactions, ENMAX
Vice President, Market Development & External Relations, FortisBC
President and CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator
Sarah Van Der Paelt
Director, Distribution Business Development and Strategic Accounts, Union Gas Inc.
Vice President, Mattamy Homes
Intelligent Cloud Business, IOT Global Black Belt SSP, Microsoft Canada
President and CEO, NB Power
Director, Sustainability, Oxford Properties
Vice President, Power, Canada, Stantec
Chief Electricity Distribution Officer, Hydro Ottawa
Vice President, Cities and Infrastructure Projects, Siemens
Leaders' Dialogue Observers
Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Electricity Association
Acting Director Generation, Electricity Branch, Natural Resources Canada
Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
Director General, Natural Resources Canada
Director, Energy, Climate Change Policy & Strategy, Suncor Energy
MOVING ACROSS CANADA
In 2019, the Leaders’ Dialogue will be meeting in Eastern, Central, and Western Canada.
The approach will use a salon-style format – active conversation, small group, and intimate setting – which follows the Chatham House Rule, to discuss cross-cutting issues impacting policy, program, and business model activities related to how we use,
To support regional needs and interests, QUEST will undertake to include
government and energy system operator representation as observers to
inform conversation and to provide policy updates of interest.
Each session will include:
networking opportunities – by invitation only dinner with an invited speaker; and,
half-day symposium with guests (identified by LD members) where members participate in an interactive roundtable conversation.
Development of the topics and trends for consideration and discussion are informed through bilateral conversations with each LD participant in advance of each regional meeting.
MEETING DATES & LOCATIONS