2015

 

 

Secrets of Renewable (April 12, 2015)

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The Secrets of Renewable Energy: biofuel, geothermal and solar

How do you power your car with vegetable oil? How does geo-thermal energy provide heating for your home? How could you benefit from solar energy? What are some of the secrets of renewable energy? Renewable energy is closer to us than you think!

The event will feature 3 speakers presenting topics in the renewable energy industry: bio fuel, geothermal and solar energy. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn and ask questions!

Topic: The Secrets of Renewable Energy: bio fuel, geothermal and solar

Date and Time: 4pm-5:30pm, Sunday April 12th, 2015

Location: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

 

Agenda:

4:00-4:15pm Adventures with DIY Renewable Fuels (David)

4:15-4:30pm Geo Thermal 101 (Yannick)

4:30-4:45pm The Future of Solar  (Mike)

4:45-5:00pm  Q and A

5pm-5:30pm   Mingle and Network

 

 David Wilkins is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist who has been experimenting with, making and using renewable fuels for almost 10 years. He has converted many vehicles to run on Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO), manufactured his own centrifuge for filtering used Oil and has built a Biodiesel processor for chemically processing vegetable oil into Biodiesel. He will be talking about his adventures with DIY renewable fuels, the ups and downs of the industry, as well as how to convert a vehicle and collecting and cleaning WVO.

 

Yannick Trottier is an accomplished professional engineer with an MIT degree and experience in the aerospace, nuclear, and geo-exchange industries. He is a member of the Climate Reality Project and the chair of the Greater Toronto Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. In addition, he is a member and advocate of ZooShare.ca, a bio-Energy Toronto Zoo project to convert “Zoo-Poo” into grid electricity and fertilizer.

 

Yannick will talk about Geoexchange heating, which uses energy from the ground to heat your home instead of burning fossil fuels or trees. It is the cheapest, most efficient, and lowest carbon way to stay warm. It has been the norm in Sweden for decades, and it is now the norm for new construction in northern Ontario. Come learn more about how it works.

 

Mike Skirzynski is an engineering coordinator working in the field of Solar Energy Development. He is the Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) National Board of Directors. He will talk about his experience with solar energy, the ups and downs in the industry and some up-coming technologies.

 

Careers in Renewable Energy  (May 27, 2015)

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With the increasing growth in the renewable energy industry, many students, recent grads and professionals may wonder:

  • How could I enter the field of renewable energy?
  • What are some of the career paths available?
  • Where are some of the most popular opportunities?
  • How does the future look like in this industry?

Our featured speakers will share their stories and talk about their career paths. They will discuss some of the opportunities and difficulties in the industry; they will give advice on how to find jobs, how to prepare for an interview and their insights on defining one’s career development.

Featured speakers:

Mike Skirzynski, Engineering Coordinator, Potentia Solar Inc.

Dorothy Chao, Energy Consultant, City of Toronto

Sarah Giesbrecht, Recruitment Consultant, Smart Mint Search Inc.

Santiago Bueno, Manager of M&A and Project Finance, Northland Power Inc.

 

Moderator:

Lily Lin, Marketing Manager, Efan Solar Ltd.

Agenda:

7:15-7:30pm check in

7:30-8:15pm speaker presentations

8:15-8:45pm panel discussion and Q & A

8:45-9:30pm mingle

Careers in Renewable Energy

Date: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

Time: 7:15-9:30pm

Location: 100 Queen St W, Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 3

 

Solar (July 15, 2015)

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Green Building (July 15, 2015)

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Event: How to reduce my home’s carbon footprint and save money ?

Location: Toronto Metro Hall room 310

Date: Wednesday July 15th

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Agenda:

7:00-7:30pm  check in

7:30-8:30pm   speaker presentations

8:30-9:30pm networking

Event Organizers:

Toronto Green Building Network and Toronto Renewable Energy Group

http://www.meetup.com/TorontoRenewableEnergy

http://www.meetup.com/torontogbp/

How do Feed-in Tariff and Net Metering programs work?

How do Feed-in Tariff and Net Metering program work?
– An informal discussion

location:North York Civic Centre  committee room 4

Door opens at 7pm, the discussion will start at 7:30pm.

During this informal discussion, we will discuss The Feed-in Tariff program details, including the international background of Feed-in Tariff, how it works, how solar panels function, different types of solar systems, electricity price trends, roles of Local Distribution Companies in Ontario, and why Net Metering is the future.

The event committee president Lily Lin and vice president Mike Skirzynski will give short presentations and lead the discussion.

Cheers,

Toronto Renewable Energy Network team
http://www.meetup.com/TorontoRenewableEnergy/

 

Entrepreneurs in Solar Energy (October 22, 2015)

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Smart Grid (November 25, 2015)

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Transition to Smart Grids

With the increasing electricity price and the dropping Feed-in Tariff rates in Ontario, the energy industry is looking for the next integrated solution to save on energy, better control demand and supply and provide back-up during grid outages. We will discuss some of the different types of energy storage solutions (battery, flywheel, compressed air etc.). How does energy storage apply to commercial and residential properties? What is smart grid and why is it “smart”? How electric cars play an important role in smart grids? We will touch on Tesla home battery as well.

This is an event for learning and networking!

 

Featured Speakers:

Alexander McIsaac, Manager of Business Development and Projects, NRStor Inc.

Keyvan Cohanim, Chief Commercial Officer, Opus One Solutions

Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug’n Drive

Shuvo Chowdhury, Smart Grid Project Lead, PowerStream Inc.

Agenda:

6:30pm check in

7:00 – 8:20pm presentations

8:20 – 9:30pm mix and mingle

 

Event Title: Transition to Smart Grids

Date: Wednesday November 25th, 2015

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm, presentations start at 7pm

Location: Fox and Fiddle, 280 Bloor St W Toronto, ON M5S 3B6

Admission: $15, students $12, free food included, bar service available; walk-ins: $17 (cash only)

Parking: attached building Holiday Inn has underground parking

Transit: St George Station. We encourage you to take TTC or car pool!

 

Tickets are limited, to secure your spot please go to:

http://TRENsmartgrids.eventbrite.com

 

Event Host: Toronto Renewable Energy Network

Join our meet up group and follow us on social media:

http://www.meetup.com/TorontoRenewableEnergy/

https://twitter.com/TRENrenewable

https://facebook.com/torontorenewableenergy

 

for moreb info on smart grid:

http://www.ieso.ca/Pages/Ontario%27s-Power-System/Smart-Grid/default.aspx

http://www.energy.gov.on.ca/en/ontarios-electricity-system/smart-grid/