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  • OSEA: OSEA FIT Webinar Series: Social Impacts of Community Power
    Solar a developer of microFiT and FiT solar projects in Ontario as well as holding the title of General Manager with AGRIS Solar Co operative a professionally managed renewable energy program that is 100 owned by Ontario farmers and rural landowners With over 700 installations AGRIS Solar provides participants with a logical alternative to either leasing their property to a third party solar developer or bearing the full cost and purchasing a PV solar generator exclusively With a rich history of strategic entrepreneurial and operational experience Andrew has held executive positions in the finance and manufacturing industry with CPI Plastics Group Ltd GMP Securities and the Business Development Bank of Canada Andrew holds an MBA degree from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen s University Johan Hamels Executive Director Green Party of Canada Mr Johan Hamels since October 2010 Executive Director of the Green Party of Canada was a founding member of the Green Party in Flanders Belgium and has had an active political career for 30 years He was as an elected member of provincial assembly of the province of Brabant and he served in three leadership positions for the Green Party in Belgium International Secretary President of the National Board of Directors and Secretary General From 1995 to 2003 Mr Hamels combined his political and parliamentary experience in Belgium to work as an international expert on elections political organizing and Parliamentary programs He served as Field Director and Parliamentary Expert for National Democratic Institute for International Affairs NDI he has worked for Indiana University and conducted training programs for other institutions where he shared his expertise on civic and political party organizing in Africa and throughout Eastern Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin

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  • OSEA: OSEA FIT Webinar Series: Ontario’s Smart Grid
    and integrated energy Find out what this transformation will mean for rate payers and taxpayers as we invest in ourselves and future generations Graphic IESO For the roadmap online visit http www ieso ca smarthomeroadmap Presenters Marion Fraser Fraser Company With 30 years of experience in the Ontario energy sector Marion has worked for and consulted with a wide range of energy companies associations and energy consumers She understands the Ontario energy sector its recent evolution and future challenges She has earned a reputation as a leader in the sector with a strong record of participation on boards and committees at the national provincial and municipal level Marion is considered one of the foremost practitioners of sustainable energy policy and programs in Ontario With 30 years of experience in the energy sector she pioneered conservation programs at Ontario Hydro contributing to saving over 1200 MW of electricity from 1989 to 1993 She applied this experience to an active consulting practice until she was recruited to head Enbridge Gas Distribution s conservation efforts where she spearheaded programs saving customers 700 million over three years and delivering a shareholder incentive of 13 million under an innovative regulatory framework which she helped establish When the McGuinty government was elected in 2003 although she had not been active politically it hired Marion to ensure that sustainability was a key element in energy policy Joe Mulhall Canadian Union of Skilled Workers www cusw ca Joe brings over 40 years experience in the energy sector With a Masters Degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University he is an electrician by trade As President and the only full time representative of Canadian Union of Skilled Workers Joe has been successful in seeing CUSW celebrate its 10th year of being a strong and truly democratic union in 2009 The ongoing restructuring of the Canadian economy with its emerging industries and technology propelled constantly changing work environment simultaneously creates many new career opportunities and changes the scope of skills necessary for workers to participate in the workplace In response to the changing environment around us members of CUSW have kept pace through involvement training and education CUSW members are educating themselves to be and are committed to working towards a safe and sustainable future Jatin Nathwani PhD P Eng Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy and Sustainable Energy Management Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo Executive Director WISE http www wise uwaterloo ca Dr Nathwani has extensive experience in the energy sector at the corporate level focusing on strategy and policy development business planning for long term initiatives contributions to the evolution of industry structure management of regulatory affairs and environmental issues and timely integration of strategic R D into business practice Recently he has been a contributor to the development of Ontario Power Authority s Integrated Power System Plan focusing on the environmental and sustainability issues relevant to the planning process In support of the government policies on energy

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  • OSEA: OSEA FIT Webinar Series: Renewable Energy Approvals 101 for Developers - How to Prepare Your Application and Eliminate Potential Rework
    Series Renewable Energy Approvals 101 for Developers How to Prepare Your Application and Eliminate Potential Rework When Thursday October 13 10 00 11 30 am Where Online Webinar Access information provided upon registration How to Prepare Your Application and Eliminate Potential Rework This session brought to you in coopreation with the Ministry of Environment will focus on navigating the Renewable Energy Approval REA process to keep your project moving forward Broken into 4 modules this introductory session will overview common pitfalls seen in applications and provide tips on how to improve your submission from the beginning of the REA process Archive Access To get access to the archived recording of the session and a copy of the presentation please contact Nicole Risse at OSEA PRESENTED BY Barry Duffey Manager Green Energy Approvals Suchaet Bhardwaj Senior Program Advisor Nadia Biran Senior Program Advisor AGENDA Opening Comments 5 mins Scoping the Project Concept and Building Timelines 15 mins The importance of forward planning and building timelines Building a strong Project Description Report Meeting with Ministries 15 mins Identify steps required to secure approvals Integrating approval requirements into your timelines Ensuring Success during the Consultation Process 15 mins Understanding where the shortfalls are

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  • OSEA: OSEA FIT Webinar Series: Industrialization, Economic Growth and Job Creation
    perspective Presenters invited Mark Bartlett Canadian Auto Workers www caw ca Paolo Maccario COO and General Manager Silfab Canada http www silfab eu eng Paolo Maccario is the COO of Silfab Ontario Inc and the CEO of Espe Sunparc America Paolo brings sixteen years experience as CEO President of several leading companies along with 25 years in the solar PV metallurgical and automotive field Most recently Paolo was the CEO of 6N Silicon Inc an innovative producer of solar grade Silicon and before that the CEO of Meridian Technologies of the Fiat Group the largest worldwide producer of Magnesium castings Prior to that he was the CEO of Teksid Aluminum Foundry a dominant US supplier of aluminum components Paolo has extensive international experience and has worked in Italy Mexico the US and Canada and managed facilities in Asia North America and Europe A native of Turin Italy Mr Maccario is an engineer by trade with a Master s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino In 1999 he also completed his Masters of Business Administration from Fuqua Business School at Duke University In addition to his professional role since 2001 Mr Maccario has been the President and the Chairman of Team Italia the association of Italian Companies and their executives in Canada serves on the Advisory Council of Western Engineering at the University of Western Ontario and represents the solar industry in the Ontario Manufacturing Council Sarah Simmons Government Affairs Manager SunEdison Canada www sunedison com Sarah Simmons joined SunEdison as the Government Affairs Manager for Canada in September 2010 In this role she is responsible for regulatory affairs government relations market protection and market expansion Prior to joining SunEdison she worked at the Ontario Power Authority where she contributed to the development of both the Feed in

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  • OSEA: OSEA FIT Webinar Series: Discussing the Future of the Feed-in Tariff program and solar power development in Ontario
    In 1985 Mike designed installed his first off grid solar electric system at his island cottage north of Toronto Since then as a hobby he has designed installed and helped maintain other off grid systems for friends and neighbours In 2009 Mike s Toronto home was featured on an episode of World s Greenest Homes It was built to R2000 standards but with numerous refinements and thanks to its solar PV system the home actually generates more electricity per year than it uses Mike chairs the board of the TREC Renewable Energy Co Operative and is President of the SolarShare Co Operative which now has almost 4 million worth of operating solar PV projects He is also a consultant to the Green Energy Act Alliance on the topic of Feed In Tariffs and sits on the steering committee of Our Power and several CanSIA working groups Lori Gallaugher Director Energy Commodities AgEnergy Co op www agenergy coop Lori Gallaugher is the Director Sales and Business Development at Ag Energy Co operative a farmer owned co operative offering natural gas electricity and renewable energy programs She has been involved in all facets of Ag Energy s business at different times though her current capacity has her focused on Ag Energy Co op s solar program offering agricultural operator s turnkey solutions for both FIT and microFIT applications Lori has been involved in the renewable energy market since 2005 having served as Marketing and Business Development Analyst for Photowatt Technologies an international solar photovoltaic module manufacturer Previously Lori s career was within the B2B industrial sales arena across Western Europe and throughout North America Originally a lab bench chemist at Xerox Research Centre of Canada she has a Chemical Technology diploma from Seneca College a Business Administration diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Executive MBA from the Queen s School of Business at Queen s University Victoria Hollick VP of Operations Solar Wall www solarwall com Victoria Hollick is the VP of Operations at Conserval Engineering SolarWall She has also been on the CanSIA Board of Directors for the past four years and has been involved in solar thermal policy in Canada and abroad Victoria has had a life long interest in solar and became further interested in effecting environmental and renewable energy policy while completing a graduate degree in economics She has also been featured in prominent trade journals in Canada USA and Europe on solar air heating and the need for Renewable Heating strategies Conserval Engineering invented and commercialized solar air heating for the commercial industrial and agricultural sectors around the world with the technology that was subsequently branded as SolarWall or SolarWall PV T for hybrid heat and electric applications Past and currents users of the SolarWall air heating technology include the US Army NASA Owens Coring 3M Ford FedEx Wal Mart Jaguar Land Rover and several thousand private public sector organizations and agricultural operations in 30 countries Wesley Johnston Director of Policy and Research Canadian Solar Industr

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  • OSEA: Special OSEA Interview Series: A political outlook on the future of renewable energy and conservation in Ontario
    s energy policy How would your party support community based projects How can we improve our conservation efforts in Ontario How could the Ontario Feed in Tariff program be improved What will your party do to stabilize investor confidence which has been destabilized leading up to the election How do you see the energy system taking shape and benefitting Ontarians in the near and distant future If you have a question that you would like to ask please e mail your question to nicole ontario sea org two 2 full workdays prior to the date of the interview Please see deadlines below Questions receive after the deadlines will not be considered Schedule Tuesday August 2 nd 3 pm Interview with Hon Minister Brad Duguid Energy Minister of Ontario Interviewed by Kristopher Stevens Executive Director Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Question Submission Deadline Thursday July 28 10 am Thursday August 4 th 11 am Interview with Mr Peter Tabuns Energy Critic New Democratic Party of Ontario Interviewed by Kristopher Stevens Executive Director Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Question Submission Deadline Tuesday August 2 11 am Tuesday August 9 th 10 am Interview with Mr Mike Schreiner Party Leader Green Party of Ontario Interviewed by Kristopher Stevens Executive Director Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Mr Schreiner has agreed to take live questions from the audience during the interview Cancelled Interview with Mr John Yakabuski Energy Critic Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Interviewed by Mike Richmond Lawyer McMillan LLP Question Submission Deadline 48 hours prior to the event Letter from the OSEA ED Kristopher Stevens in response to Mr Yakabuski s withdrawl Dear OSEA Supporter It is with sadness and disappointment that I inform you that Conservative energy critic Mr John Yakubuski has withdrawn from participating in OSEA s Future of the FIT political webinar series Several months ago Mr Yakabuski s office indicated that he would participate in a one on one interview with OSEA regarding his party s policy on conservation and renewable energy if elected After weeks of delays further promises of participation offers on my behalf to travel to my home riding of Renfrew Nipissing to interview him and a variety of other efforts to ensure that you would hear from all four parties he has cancelled his participation Silence sometimes speaks louder than words We are left to assume that the Conservative party has no plan for conservation community based renewables the private sector or manufacturing beyond killing what has been heralded as the most progressive energy policy in North America It would be great if Mr Hudak or Yakabuski could provide us with their plan and prove this assumption wrong Made in Ontario solutions clean energy and good jobs are at risk Please be sure to get informed by visiting our election preparedness kit joining us on September 24th for the province wide doors open Green Energy Field Day www WattsNEXT ca and by asking your candidates if they support the Green Energy Act and the benefits it is providing

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  • OSEA: OSEA FIT Webinar Series: OPA FIT Review – Discussing the Future of the Feed-in Tariff progam and wind power development in Ontario
    first 100 First Nation owned wind power project in Ontario and is active in providing both on going advocacy and project development counsel to other First Nations and community based renewable energy and transmission development proponents across the province An important aspect of Cherie s transaction based practice is her ability to advise clients on the unique perspectives of working on lands governed by the Indian Act Canada as well as addressing Aboriginal consultation and land claim matters Mike Crawley President International Power Canada www iprcanada com Paul Gipe Author Advocate and Renewable Energy Industry Analyst WindWorks org Paul Gipe has written extensively about renewable energy for both the popular and trade press His most recent book Wind Energy Basics A Guide to Home and Community scale Wind Energy Systems is available from Chelsea Green Publishing In 2004 Gipe launched a campaign to bring electricity feed laws back to North America The campaign has grown into a continent wide grassroots movement that has put renewable energy feed in tariffs on the political agenda in Canada and the US John Kourtoff President and CEO Trillium Power Wind Corporation With over 20 years experience in renewable energy John is a member of several regulatory and standing national and bi national committees pertaining to green energy and sustainable solutions with a particular focus on offshore wind advanced transmission solutions hydro electric and hydrokinetic generation and cutting edge geothermal technologies John is President CEO and a founder of Trillium Power Wind Corporation www trilliumpower com a Toronto based pioneer of offshore wind development in North America and The Great Lakes Trillium Power is planning to develop the four most optimal Great Lakes offshore wind sites which combined will generate 3 500 MW of clean perpetual and reliable electricity John is a Director with Unified Clean Power Inc a Toronto based clean energy investment and development company focused on global clean energy and sustainable development initiatives John was the Canadian delegate for a low carbon economy at the G8 Environment Conference in Siracusa Italy continues to be a keynote and or invited speaker at numerous international conferences and is a former co chair of the Ontario Government Finance Advisory Committee and member of the Government Energy Advisory Committee Formerly John was the founder and served as President of a noted high tech company was VP and part owner of a Canadian Mutual Fund Management Company and was an advisor at a large Canadian Investment Company Judith Lipp Executive Director TREC Renewable Energy Co op Judith is the Executive Director of TREC www trec on ca a position she has held for the last 18 months In this time she has overseen the development and growth of four new programs at TREC namely Our Power TREC s residential solar program a Green Collar Careers pilot program for high school students the Kids World of Energy Education program for grades 5 6 7 and 9 students and TREC s annual Kids World of Energy Festival She has

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  • OSEA: OSEA Member Update
    Resources Resource Library Community Power Community Power Publications Energy Policy Economics Guidebooks and Tools Renewable Energy articles publications Sustainable Energy OSEA Archives Green Energy Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home Events Event Listings Past Events Events Event Listings Past Events OSEA Member Update When Wednesday June 29 10 00 11 30 am Where Online or via phone Access details provided upon registration Are you an OSEA Champion Enabler or Supporter member and missed the call Then please request access to the recorded archive by contacting Sonya DeVellis at sonya at ontario sea org or 416 977 4441 x 5200 We cordially invite all OSEA members to join us online or on the phone for an OSEA member update on Wednesday June 29 at 10 am Find out more about OSEA s latest activities and events and weigh in on the issues This call is for OSEA members only and it is your chance to find out what s going on at OSEA and to let us know what s on your mind The password to register for the event will be mailed to all OSEA members prior to he event If you are an OSEA member

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