2012 CDEA Annual Conference


The theme of the IDEA 2012 conference is Energizing Communities: Creating Solutions with District Energy and Combined Heat and Power. At a time when our governments are considering municipal infrastructure needs, and a national energy vision, community energy opportunities for energy efficiency, security and resiliency need to be recognized and supported. Our Conference theme reflects the growing significance of what Canadian communities are envisioning for District Energy—vital infrastructure to realize local energy sustainability and cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

June 13th

Pre-Conference Workshop, "Working Many Communities, Building Communities; A Tale of Many Regions"

Luncheon Presentation: Energizing Communities — Michael Smith, Cofely

June 14th


Opening Greetings and Introductions—Councillor Chernushenko, City of Ottawa and Carl Vreugde, CDEA Conference Chair

Opening Keynotes

  • Introductions: Bruce Ander, President Markham District Energy & Chairman, CDEA
  • Colin Anderson, CEO, Ontario Power Authority
  • Customer & Partner — Janet Beed, President & CEO, Markham Stoufville Hospital


  • Leaders Panel — Gael MacLeod, City of Calgary; Paul Wieringal, BC Ministry of Energy and Mines
  • Finance Panel — David Bookbinder, Tandem Expansion Fund; Philippe Bergeron, Laurentian Bank; Karl Marietta, FVB Energy; Greg Smith, Brookfield Financial

A1: Focus on Urban Design: Urban Design Panel — Dan Leeming, The Planning Partnership; Alen Postolka, City of Richmond

B1: CHP and District Energy/Policy:

  • British Columbia and FortisBC Perspective — Gareth Jones, FortisBC
  • District Heating & CHP in Denmark — Ole Odgaard, Danish Energy Agency
  • Development in Swedish District Heating Focus on CHP — Ulrika Jardfelt, Svensk Fjarrvarme

June 15th

Opening Thoughts

A2. New DE Technologies and IDEAS

B2. What's New on Campus? A Look at Institutional DE Systems

  • What’s New on Campus? It Depends…..on Your Situation — Tom Phelps, Stantec; Joseph Stagner, Stanford University; Bruce Dodds, University of Toronto; Jeff Giffin, University of British Columbia; Gerald MacDonald, BC Lower Mainland Health Authorities; Rochelle Owen, Dalhousie University


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