Event

North America’s Energy Market: Aligning Policies and Managing Carbon

On 24 March, industry leaders and experts explored issues related to public energy policies and regional energy markets.

As an illustration of the conflicts that can arise when public policy is not coordinated between countries, a discussion panel reviewed the restrictions in place in the US state of California as they relate to the definition of renewable energy which would limit the export market for certain types of hydroelectric power from the province of British Columbia.

An afternoon panel focused on the opportunities and challenges for carbon capture and storage in North America.

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Where:

Vancouver, British Columbia The Fairmont Pacific Rim 1038 Canada Place Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

When:

March 24, 2010

Participation:

Public

Contact:

Marcela Orozco
Head of Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement
(514) 350-4305

Recorded Webcast

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Glen Wright
Welcome and opening remarks

Evan Lloyd
Introductory remarks

Craig Sabine
Overview of the Electricity Market in North America

Miguel Breceda Lapeyre, Jan Hamrin, Marlo Raynolds
Energy Policy Coordination in North America

Jan Hamrin, Paul Weiringa, Donald McInnes, Lawrence Pitt
California’s Renewable Energy Standards and British Columbia’s Hydroelectricity: A Policy Disconnect?

Robert Wright, Werner Kurz, José Miguel González-Santaló, Dale Friesen
Carbon Capture and Storage in Canada, Mexico and the United States

Agenda

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

8:30-8:40

Welcome and opening remarks

Glen Wright
JPAC Chair

8:40-8:50

Introductory remarks

Evan Lloyd
Acting Executive Director of the CEC

8:50-9:10

Overview of the Electricity Market in North America

Craig Sabine
Manager Energy and Climate
ICF International
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9:10-10:10

Energy Policy Coordination in North America

  • Policy coordination and the impact of mismatched policies
  • Trade barriers
  • Technical barriers

Miguel Breceda Lapeyre
Coordinator, Energy Program, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM)
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Jan Hamrin
Secretary General, Environmental Tracking Network of North America (ETNA)
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Marlo Raynolds
Executive Director, Pembina Institute

10:10-10:50

Panel discussion and Q&A

10:50-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

California’s Renewable Energy Standards and British Columbia’s Hydroelectricity: A Policy Disconnect?

California, by the terms of its Renewable Portfolio Standard, excludes the use of hydroelectric power from projects greater than 30 MW. This would exclude importing energy from some potential hydroelectric projects, such as run-of-river systems, poised to comprise a major portion of British Columbia’s “green energy” initiative. This is a significant issue, encompassing both environmental and trade considerations.

Jan Hamrin
Secretary General, Environmental Tracking Network of North America (ETNNA)
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Paul Weiringa
Executive Director, Alternative Energy Branch, Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources
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Donald McInnes
Vice Chair and CEO, Plutonic Power
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Lawrence Pitt
Associate Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
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12:00-13:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

13:00-14:00

Networking lunch [provided]

14:00-15:00

Carbon Capture and Storage in Canada, Mexico and the United States

Robert Wright
Senior Advisor
US Department of Energy
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Werner Kurz
Senior Research Scientist
Natural Resources Canada
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José Miguel González-Santaló
Director, Mechanical Systems
Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas
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Dale Friesen
Vice President, Aboriginal Relations
Health and Safety, ATCO Group
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15:00-16:45

Opportunities and challenges: Panel discussion and Q&A

16:45-17:00

Break

17:00-17:30

JPAC follow-up and administrative matters

  • JPAC priorities for 2010 and next meetings
17:30

End of session