Alberta Energy Storage 101

08.00 – 17.00
AITF Building  – Conference Hall
3608 33 St NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2A6


This one-day seminar will review  Energy Storage in Alberta and bring together a panel of policy-makers, industry experts and innovators to explore the opportunities for Alberta to develop efficient, economical storage solutions in order to achieve market penetration.

Understanding what the future energy system can, and should, look like is vital as we move towards more ambitious carbon budgets, and look for ways to solve the energy dilemma. It’s clear that energy storage is a key part of the solution in facilitating a smart system, yet it is often reported that Alberta falls behind other provinces in its efforts to create the right policy environment, investment opportunities and mix of technologies to scale-up its energy storage capacity.

The seminar will focus on finding ways to overcome the issues of risk, political uncertainty, and limitations in available technology, that are holding the Alberta back from wide-scale deployment of renewables. This seminar provides a cost-effective opportunity to enhance your knowledge of energy storage challenges and opportunities.

Who Should Attend ?

  • Managers from power generating companies, TSOs, DNOs and utilities
  • Regulators
  • Governmental advisors
  • Economists
  • Investors
  • Strategists
  • Consultants
  • Technical service providers
  • Academia / Research and Developers
  • Technology designers and engineers
  • Project managers
  • Business development executives


7:45 Registration / coffee
8:30 Keynote speaker:Dr. Maureen Kolla, Clean Power & Heat , Alberta Innovate
9:00  Transforming the Energy Mix with Energy StorageDave LayzellProf. of Energy system Analysis, University of Calgary
9:45  Coffee Break 
10:00 The size and shape of Energy Storage Market (Globally / Locally)
Alex Eller, Energy Storage Research Analyst,  NAVIGANT (Denver , CO)
10:45 Energy Storage Technology Review
Ted Roberts, Prof. of Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary
Viola Birss, Prof. of Chemistry / fuel cell, University of Calgary
12:00 Lunch / Guest Speaker:  Dr. Robert Stewart: Rocky Mountain Power
13:00 Alberta Wind / Solar Potential on Energy Storage
David Wood, Prof. of Renewable Energy, University of Calgary
14:00 Exploring prospects of Alberta Grid’s flexibility ( Policy / Regulation )
Binnu Jeyakumar Energy Analyst, Pembina Institute
14:45 Refreshments
15:00 Commercialize De-risking Energy Storage in Canada / Alberta
Kevin Frankowski, Executive Director, KINETICA
15:45  Panel Discussion:
How can the Alberta use energy storage to accelerate decarbonization?
Moderator: Carol-Ann Brown (Delphi)
“Barend Dronkers” ( Pembina Institute )
“Paula McGarrigle” (Solas Energy consulting )
16.45 Closing remarks


Registration: 400 $

Students / Retired / Half Day: 200 $

Sponsor enquiry:

(Gold 3,000 $, Silver 2,000 $, Bronze 1,000 $ )