Energizing Atlantic First Nations: Clean Energy Conference

Clean Energy Conference

APC's first ever Clean Energy Conference took place in Fredericton, NB, and brought Atlantic First Nations together to discuss clean energy and energy efficiency opportunities in the region. Below is the report summarizing the event, a link to a short video showing event participants, and a list of all the available presentations from APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Conference Video Link: https://vimeo.com/323177754/f505be44ca

Day 1:

Introduction to the JCCA
- Mitch Downton (APC) & Graeme Reed (AFN)
An introduction to the JCCA, presented at the APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Mesgi'g Ugju's'n Wind Farm
- Christianne Bernard (MMBC)
A description of the Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind farm, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

East Sussex Wind Project
- Tanna Pirie-Wilson (Wocawson Energy)
Tanna details the East Sussex Wind Project and its benefits to Neqotkuk First Nation, presented at the APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute
- François Boivin (IDDPNQL)
A detailed look at the IDDPNQL and how they aid First Nations in Quebec with clean energy projects, presented at the APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Canada's Ocean of Opportunity
- Melody Pardoe (Canada's Ocean Supercluster)
An outline of Canada's Ocean Supercluster, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Emerging Opportunities: Glooscap First Nation
- Michael Peters (Glooscap Ventures)
An overview of Glooscap First Nation's clean energy investments, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Clean Energy Future for Remote Communities
- André Bernier (NRCan)
An overview of Natural Resources Canada's clean energy programs for remote communities, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Overview of the Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP)
- Aaron Akitt (ISC)
An outline of Indigenous Services Canada's funding program CORP, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Clean Economic Growth - ACOA
- Bill Grandy (ACOA)
An overview of ACOA funded programs to aid Indigenous clean energy growth, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Supporting Canada's Clean Technology Leaders
- Elisa Obermann (SDTC)
An overview of Sustainable Development Technology Canada's clean energy funding opportunities, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Keynote Presentation:

Day 2:

How to Develop Partnerships and Negotiate Partnership Agreements for Renewable Energy
- Christianne Bernard (MMBC) & Terri Lynn Morrison (Ango'tmeq Nm'tginen)
An overview of how the Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind farm was developed, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Community Energy Planning
- Eryn Stewart (Indigenous Clean Energy)
An overview of community energy planning, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Community Energy Profile - Paq'tnkek
- Matt Delorme (Hatch)
A community energy profile of Paq'tnkek, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Empowering Communities in Financing Renewable Energy
- Kevin Moreau (Bridging Finance Inc.)
An overview of clean energy financing restrictions and opportunities for First Nations, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

First Nations Finance Authority
- Steve Berna (FNFA)
An overview of the First Nations Finance Authority, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Cosime Infrastructure & Énergie
- Fred Bettez (Cosime)
An overview of Cosime Infrastructure & Énergie, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Experts in Alternative Energy Finance
- Mark Bohn (Travelers)
An overview of Travelers Capital Corporation and how they finance clean energy projects, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Developing Wind Projects
- Amy Pellerin (Natural Forces)
A step-by-step process on how a community can start to develop a wind project, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Preparing First Nations Lands for Renewable Energy Development
- Cherie Brant (Dickinson Wright LLP)
An outline of the steps required (from a legal perspective) to prepare First Nation lands for energy development, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

Connecting Solar Power Projects
- Wayne Groszko (NSCC)
An overview of the different types of solar energy projects, presented at APC's 2019 Clean Energy Conference.

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