2015 International Remote Renewables Workshop
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AGENDA: PRE-CONFERENCE

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Solar and biomass mini-course and tour in Yellowknife All day
Host: Arctic Energy Alliance
Format: Classroom, guided walking tour throughout Yellowknife
Location: Arctic Energy Alliance (101-5102 51 St., Yellowknife, NT X1A 1S6)
Audience: Project champions, project management industry (Open to 12 people)

Day event broken into four segments that gives attendees' first-hand exposure to solar and biomass installations and a framework for making decisions about what technologies may be right for their communities.

Mini-course and tour is intended for those who already have solar and biomass technologies installed in their communities, or communities that are keen to explore, provide a point of comparison and opportunities to share experiences, challenges, and solutions.

Solar course and walking tour: 9AM - 12PM

Biomass course and walking tour: 1PM - 4PM


Guided tour of Lutsel K'e Solar PV System 9 AM - 1 PM
Host: Linda Todd, Arctic Energy Alliance, and Lutsel K'e Dene community member
Format: Guided tour
Audience: Project champions, project management industry, utility representatives (15 people)

We will be making a trip to the Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation community which is approximately 190 km east of Yellowknife. We will be charting a small plane and visiting the community to learn about their solar PV system, how it came to be and how the community is benefiting from the project. Costs for this trip will cover ground and air transportation and a bagged lunch.


Innovation and design thinking workshop 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Host and Content Provider: Natural Resources Canada, Advanced Energy Centre, Pembina
Format: Training, facilitated discussion
Speaker: Devany Plentovich, Alaska Energy Authority - Replication and scale of successful bioenergy projects
Location: Explorer Hotel, Janvier Room
Speaker: Geraldine Byrne & Ian Flood, Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Speaker: First Nation Community experience (TBC)
Audience: (Invite only) Government program managers, industry consultants and project managers (20 people)

There are a lot of different ways that technology and project developers are experimenting to develop products, services and businesses that can scale for renewable remote microgrids. This session proposes that certain experiments or approaches may work well for one project, but that they aren’t really innovations unless they tap into some sort of growth mechanism where projects can either start small and grow, or they can be replicated more easily in other communities and applications. This session introduces user-centred design as a possible approach to discovering those opportunities for replication and scale, by building them into the design stages early in the product development phases. The session closes by sharing cases of replication and scale from Canadian and US projects.


RETScreen Training

9 AM - 12 PM
FRIDAY, Sept. 18

Host and Content Provider: Natural Resources Canada
Format: Training
Location: Explorer Hotel, Salon B
Audience: Project champions, program managers, industry consultants and project managers (12 people)

The instructor will provide a tutorial on various renewable energy models developed in RETScreen. The tutorial will use examples from real projects.

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