Canadian Nuclear Society

Société Nucléaire Canadienne

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The Toronto Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society Announces a Public Seminar

Speaker: A. Stephen Probyn, M.P.A.

Title of Talk: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Generation from the Wind

 

 Please see our "Renewable Energy and Electricity for the Future" topical web page for more information and links to resources all around the internet.

Date and Time: Wednesday July 18, 2001 at 11:45 AM

Location: Main Auditorium, OPG Head office, 700 University Ave., Toronto

Visitors please enter the OPG front doors outside Queens Park subway station, take the stairs or elevator to the Mezzanine Level and follow the signs.

Coffee and donuts will be provided.

ABSTRACT

Utilization of renewable energy generation is one of the keys to creating and maintaining a sustainable electricity supply to the growing population of the world today. The Probyn Group of private companies is one of Canada's most innovative energy sector organizations, providing financing for a wide range renewable technologies including windpower, biomass, biogas and small hydro. As well, the first "Green Energy" sales in Canada via the first "EcoLogo" certified power station is operated by the Probyn Group, along with a current total of 220 MW of additional generating capacity across North America. Clean, reliable, low-cost electricity alternatives to "the grid" are possible for both major commercial and industrial customers though Probyn Energy Solutions access to world leading Distributed Generation technologies.

The power of the wind is one major vehicles to achieve a sustainable, near greenhouse gas emitting free source of electricity. The Probyn group is currently taking part in five major wind turbine projects in Canada and the United States totaling over 330 MW installed generation capacity and over $272 million (CAN) in financing. In his talk, Mr. Probyn will discuss the progress his company has made in these endeavours and what the future may hold for wind and other renewable sources of power.

Speaker's Biography

Stephen Probyn, founder and Chairman of The Probyn Group, is regarded as one of Canada's leading experts in the energy sector and project finance. In his early career, he worked for 15 years as an advisor to governments in the U.K. and Canada on energy policy, before moving to one of Canada's leading investment banks as Vice President, Project Finance. In 1987, he established The Probyn Group and its focus on the needs of the restructuring energy markets and environmental priorities. Stephen served from 1993 to 1995 as President of the Independent Power Producers' Society of Ontario (IPPSO), the largest industry association of its kind in Canada. Appointed by the Ontario Government to the Electricity Market Design Committee in 1998, he now serves on a number of federal and provincial committees on market regulation and environmental issues. Educated at Queen's University, the London School of Economics and Harvard University, Stephen is an officer and director of all of The Probyn Group companies. In addition, he is Chairman of Reserve Royalty Corporation, a public company, and a director of Algonquin Power Fund (Canada) Inc.

For more information, please see www.cns-snc.ca and follow Branches -> Toronto

Or contact either:

Adam McLean, CNS Toronto Branch, Teruo Takahashi, Marubeni Canada Ltd.

416-535-0616, adam.mclean@utoronto.ca (416) 368-1171 ext. 232, Takahashi-T@trt.marubeni-usa.com