The Honourable Shannon Phillips
Minister of Environment and Parks
Government of Alberta
Alberta and Saskatchewan’s current procurements for new renewables generation have captured the world’s attention, leading to highly competitive request for proposal (RFP) processes that are expected to result in historically low prices for wind. The results of these first competitions will be instrumental in shaping the next procurements by these Western provinces, as they seek to meet ambitious renewable energy goals for 2030.
Shortly following the closing of Alberta’s first round of the Renewable Electricity Program (REP) and in anticipation of the opening of the second phase, the 3rd Annual Alberta and Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit will offer the very latest updates on these key markets and address the critical topics for lenders and project proponents.
Now in its third year, the Summit is firmly established as the essential networking event for key government and system operator decision-makers to network with leading finance experts and independent power producers engaged in these growing markets.
This session will bring together leading debt and equity providers to provide their candid views on the current renewables investment environment in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Alberta’s electricity industry is in a state of transition as a result of the introduction of a capacity market, the recent carbon levy, and significant changes planned to the supply mix including the retirement of coal and procurement of new renewables, gas-fired and cogeneration projects. This panel will bring together senior energy leaders to discuss current business strategies and outlooks for this changing marketplace.
The first round of Alberta’s REP required renewables projects proponents to be advanced in the connection queue. Now proponents are seeking clarity on what the transmission and interconnection requirements will be for future rounds and where the best opportunities will be to connect. This session will provide the latest updates on evolving plans for integrating renewables from Alberta’s transmission and distribution leaders.
Following the announcement of the first round of winners under Alberta’s REP and the ongoing progress of SaskPower’s wind and solar procurements, developers are now looking to position themselves for success in future competitive bids. This panel will offer critical insight from renewables leaders on market opportunities in Alberta and Saskatchewan and the key areas of risk and uncertainty shaping business strategies for the provinces.
Private equity capital is expected to play a strong role in financing new renewable energy projects under Alberta and Saskatchewan’s current and future competitive bids. This session will bring together private equity leaders with dedicated infrastructure and energy-focused investment vehicles to share their views on financing new renewables projects in these markets.
While the full incentives have yet to be clearly defined, both provinces emphasize the role of indigenous community involvement in utility-scale renewables projects under current and future procurements. This session offer expert views on the appetite from First Nations communities for project partnerships and insight on successful finance models for these projects.
Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is an Ottawa based research and business-to-business event company that aims to help Canada move towards a low-carbon economy. Established in 2009, we have helped build and connect business communities in support of government renewables procurement and carbon initiatives.
We have supported renewable energy initiatives across Canada through events such as the Ontario FIT Forum, the Nova Scotia FIT Forum, the Renewable Energy Storage Summit, the Alberta and Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit and the Ontario Cap and Trade Forum. As Energy and Mines, we also run a series of events around the world (Canada, UK, Chile, South Africa, Australia) helping connect the mining and renewables sectors.
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