April 2012  
WADE Canada
Decentralized Energy News 2.0


Champion of Clean


Valuing our industry's trailblazers is vital. Proudly,
WADE Canada has nine such mavericks on our board.
Get to know the leadership team as we profile our own resident Champions of Clean as part DE News 2.0.

Q&A: Turning Ideas into Assets on Your Balance Sheet
"I think that DE is like any other industry sector in that the small to medium companies would greatly benefit from mastering the IP game."

France Côté, Partner & Patent Agent, BenoÎt & Côté
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Top Stories

  WADE Canada Joins Winnipeg's Clean Energy
Players to Grow DE Capacity in Manitoba

"We can assure investors that opportunities in the cleantech markets are strong and vibrant in Manitoba," said Anouk Kendall, President of WADE Canada. "Provincial funding program representatives and federal grants were on hand to learn about the trends and opportunities in the smart grid and decentralized energy markets."
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  Tribal Lands: An Emerging Market for Renewable Energy Development

By Tara S. Kaushik, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Published April 25, 2012
Source: RenewableEnergyWorld.com

Renewable energy projects on tribal lands are fast becoming a reality. Tribal communities in the Southwestern United States reside on lands that are known to be rich with potential for the development of solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal facilities on a large commercial scale. Studies have found that
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  Iceland Attracts New Business with Clean Energy

By Mark Halper, Contributor
Published April 23, 2012
Source: RenewableEnergyWorld.com

"This is the beginning of a new chapter in the industrial life of Iceland. The greatest advantage in the future will be green, renewable energy with no carbon."
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Industry Jobs


Product Designer
Electronics Technologist

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please email a copy of your resume in confidence to brent.harris
Chief Technology Officer.


Deterministic Safety Analysis - Engineering Manager
Codes and Standards Engineer
Feeder Design Engineer

Programmer Analyst - Engineering and Design Tools

Deterministic Safety Analysis - Engineering Manager
Human Factors - Designer/Analyst
Fuel Engineering Manager
Engineer - Welding

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email a copy of your resume in confidence to Phil.Larkin@planitsearch.com, Recruiting Consultant,
PlanIT Search.


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Events & Announcements

  NUCLEAR ENERGY: Precious or Perilous?
2012 Distinguished Speakers Panel,
Reception & Panel Discussion
Hosted by the University of Calgary

May 10, 2012 | Calgary, AB

Today's changing energy economy affects us all, but perhaps none more than engineers. As we explore alternative sources and uses of green energy, nuclear must be considered in the mix. But how much do you really know about nuclear energy's power, promise and its perils?
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  Forum on Hydropower:
New Directions in Working Collaboratively

Hosted by the Canadian Hydropower Association

May 14-16, 2012 | Ottawa, ON

Join senior executives from utilities, government and corporations for presentations and panel discussions on the regulatory environment, Aboriginal relations and new hydropower project developments.
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  2012 Annual Conference & AGM:
Thriving in Turbulent Times

Hosted by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

May 28 - 30, 2012 | Saskatoon, SK

This event is CAMA's premiere professional development opportunity allowing our members to experience high quality speakers in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
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  FCM's 75th Annual Conference and Trade Show:
Strong Cities. Strong Communities. Strong Canada.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

June 1-4 2012 | Saskatoon, SK

FCM's 75th Annual Conference and Trade Show are designed for municipal political leaders and senior staff to engage in professional development. Consider sending a team from your community to learn about leading-edge innovations and solutions for Canadian cities and towns.
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  3rd Canadian Smart Grid Summit
WADE Canada is a proud Event Partner

June 12-13, 2012 | Toronto, ON

Accommodating the changes in energy supply and demand is crucial in planning for smart grids of the future. Gain a thorough understanding on the future of our electricity network.

WADE Canada's, Director of Carbon Finance & Markets Kate Holloway presents Modernize Your Energy Management Systems with Decentralized Energy (DE) to Reduce Network Loss and Promote Self-Sufficiency.
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  2012 CDEA 17th Annual Conference:
Energizing Communities, Creating Solutions with District Energy/Combined Heat & Power

Hosted by the Canadian District Energy Association

June 13-15, 2012 | Ottawa, ON

Raising the profile and importance of district energy, in a time when a national energy vision is being discussed, municipal infrastructure needs are being defined, and as interest grows around private public collaborations. Hear from industry leaders on emerging issues how communities are breaking through financial barriers to get DE systems built.
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  4th Annual Sustainabuild Conference

June 19, 2012 | Calgary, AB

Western Canada's premier conference, focusing on sustainable buildings and communities of all types.
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  Canadian Water Summit, Water-Food-Energy Nexus:
Strategies for Competitiveness

June 28, 2012 | Calgary, AB

The 2012 Canadian Water Summit will present opportunities for Canada to show its leadership within and across the energy, agricultural and municipal sectors.

As access to affordable and reliable supplies of water becomes a growing concern for the Canadian economy, the Summit will provide a timely window into innovation and smart water management opportunities that will drive competitiveness.
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  QUEST International Conference & Tradeshow:
Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates

Hosted by QUEST Canada

November 18-21, 2012 | Winnipeg, MB

The focus for 2012 is Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates. We are bringing together the best thinkers, strategists, practitioners, and decision-makers from Canada and abroad to share what we can do to make Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates a reality.
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  Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030

Available now for download

With a focus on lowering the carbon emissions of electricity generation, distribution and storage, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) launches the Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030 - a detailed roadmap of the highest impact energy technologies with a set of implementation strategies, applying the latest scientific and technological thinking.
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