Community Energy Workshop

06 Jun 2018
11:00 - 16:30
Wood Innovation and Design Centre

Community Energy Workshop

Building Partnerships for Community Sustainability

This is Northern BC’s premier community energy workshop. It’s a must-attend for local and First Nations governments, the clean tech sector, and energy managers considering local solutions.

Learn from Växjö, Sweden, a leader in bioenergy and the first city in the world to pledge to go with 100% renewable energy.

  • Learn about actual projects being implemented by communities and entrepreneurs.
  • Learn how to partner with the college and UNBC for education and research.
  • Learn about building code changes, building with wood, and energy efficiency.
  • Learn about plans to building infrastructure for electric vehicles.

The program will include plenaries, break-out sessions, and opportunities for networking. Lunch will be provided.

Space is limited. Register today.


1100 Opening Plenary

Local perspectives on energy and sustainability: a discussion with four community leaders

Mayor Anna Tenje – Växjö, Sweden
Mayor Lyn Hall – Prince George, BC
Mayor Taylor Bachrach – Smithers, BC
Chief Donny Van Somer – Kwadacha, BC

1200 Lunch

Location: Downtown TBD

1300 Breakout Sessions
1300 Readying our communities for electric vehicles: expanding charging station infrastructure in Northern BC and local government experiences

• Dale Littlejohn – Executive Director, Community Energy Association

New building codes and design options that feature wood and energy conservation

• Guido Wimmers – University of Northern BC

One-on-one with Växjö, Sweden: lessons from Europe’s Greenest City

• Anna Tenje – Mayor
• Per Schöldberg – Municipal Council
• Jan Johansson – Community Energy Manager

1400 Partnerships with local businesses for community energy projects 

• Bob Radloff – Radloff Engineering
• Tim Hoy – Clean Energy Consulting
• David Dubois – Fink Machines

Partnerships with post-secondary institutions for community-based education, research, and innovation

• Representatives from the University of Northern British Columbia and College of New Caledonia

One-on-one with Växjö, Sweden: lessons from Europe’s Greenest City

• Anna Tenje – Mayor
• Per Schöldberg, Municipal Council
• Jan Johansson – Community Energy Manager

1500 Closing Roundtable
Session summaries and roundtable discussion on learnings from the day.
1600 Group Photo and Session Close
1700 Canadian Bioeconomy Conference Opening Reception
(Registered Conference Delegates Only)
Location: Crossroads Brewing