Green Energy Panel Session Keynote Speakers - Sponsored by Bruce Power and London Hydro

On May 15th join our power panelists as they spark a creative and interactive discussion around how Southwestern Ontario energy providers are investing in a diverse mix of sustainable green energy sources and energy saving solutions.

Follow us @pmiswoc, #swogreenenery, #greenfriday and help build a community of like minded educators, associations, businesses, students and residents who are dedicated in the adoption of green energy strategies that will reduce gas emissions, now and in the future.


Chris Moss, Moss Consulting,, @christine_moss

Panel Moderator
Winner of the 2014 Toastmasters International's Communication and Leadership award. As a community and leadership consultant Chris works to develop young leaders, re-energize older ones and create caring, innovative and authentic leaders who work with our most vulnerable populations.

Using audience participation and #swogreenenergy live twitter feeds Chris will lead our panelists through an interactive and engaging green energy discussion and question and answer period.





Power Panelists


Brian O’Grady, SVP of Bruce B, Bruce Power; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, @Bruce_Power

Topic: Bruce Power's Contribution to Sustainability: Environmental, Economic, Societal
Brian will share the story of Bruce Power, the world’s largest operating nuclear facility. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors that generate 6,300 megawatts, providing power to more than one in four hospitals, homes, schools and businesses in Ontario. He will also discuss how the Bruce site has contributed to growing Ontario’s economy through affordable power and high quality jobs, while also playing a role in the health and wellness of Ontarians through the phase out of coal, leading to cleaner air and a healthier environment. In addition, he will discuss post-Fukushima innovations and improvements that have made the site safer and stronger.

Mayor Randy R. Hope, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, @MunicCK

Topic: Relationships - Green Energy and the Community
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent lies on a 25 hundred square kilometre, intensively farmed plain surrounded by water, with plenty of wind and sunlight. This attracts wind energy projects that, since the introduction of the Green Energy Act in 2009, are approved under Province of Ontario jurisdiction. As Mayor of Chatham-Kent since 2006, Randy Hope has led the municipality in adjusting to the community impacts of the legislation. To address the needs of citizens, landowners, the local economy, and the energy industry, Chatham-Kent has embarked on a proactive, one stop shopping approach that combines and streamlines those administrative activities that remain municipal. This positive, team approach gathers subject experts in one room to deal with the needs and concerns of each energy industry project manager. It positions the municipality to maximise the value of its services while supporting the local environment and the local economy.



Allan Van Damme,P. Eng., CPA, CMA, Director of Operations and Distribution Technology, London Hydro, @londonhydro

Topic: Integration of Battery Storage for Power Quality and Demand Response
Allan will share how London Hydro’s interest in energy storage for the smart grid functionality which includes: demand response, phase balancing, active harmonic mitigation, reliability of supply and voltage regulation. The demand response could help us deal with issues such as clustering of EV chargers. By reducing/levelling the loading demands of these devices we can avoid capital cost upgrades to our wires, transformers and upstream devices. We could also improve reliability.

London Hydro is seeking and implementing solutions that can deliver all or most of the above benefits. By increasing our experience with multiple smart grid functionalities we can select energy storage solutions that provide maximum benefit.

Power Breakout Sessions


Larry G. Myny is Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy. @LarryMyny

Topic: Understanding Personal Power
Larry creates a unique asset mix for each client by strategically choosing quality investment managers, service-oriented mutual fund companies, and blue chip stocks. He has been recognized by his peers as a leader in his field, being named to the President's Club for 28 years and the Chairman's Club for two years within the CIBC Wood Gundy group.  Larry is also a generous mentor and an active community builder.  He believes strongly in giving back to his community and supports a wide number of charitable groups, health organizations, cultural causes, and sports teams.



Lore Wainwright, Social Enterprise Coach,
Pillar Non-profit Network @w1lore

Topic: A Recipe For Change Management
Lore will share how change in organizations is a non-negotiable reality. Innovation is ushering a wave of radical change that is often met with resistance from legacy leadership and mature organizations - even after admitting that they must either change or dissolve.

The brutal fact is that about 70% of all change initiatives fail. Change Management is a principle that employs the use of specific activities to successfully implement new initiatives. Planning and executing change requires basic steps in making change stick.



Cesar Abeid, Vice President of Client Services at Remontech @cesarabeid

Topic: Leading without authority: how to get teams to go the extra mile for your project

Cesar will share how his extensive experience leading projects with subcontractors in several countries, where he had no formal authority over them and still was able to get everything done. You will take away lots of lessons and actionable tips for PMs to have people work hard for them and for their project.




Register now or by the Early Bird deadline of Tuesday March 31st, 2015 at midnight and automatically be entered to winFREE iPad Mini.

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