This half day symposium will provide a forum to dive deeper into the science and experiences of those working on bat conservation efforts in the Canadian wind sector. The day will highlight the growing international body of expertise and its applicability at Canadian wind projects. We will have guest speakers, panel discussions, presentations and networking breaks to ensure a value packed day for attendees and participants.
Separate ticket is required for access to the pre-conference workshop.
- Robert Hornung, President, CanWEA
- Brandy Giannetta, Regional Director – Ontario, CanWEA
8:15am – 8:45am
Wind Energy and Bat Conservation – A Review by the Canadian Wind Energy Association
Dr. Kimberly Peters, DNV GL
8:45am – 9:15am
Risk Assessment – Best Practices in Wind Energy Project Siting
Mike Peckford, Hemmera
Following brief presentations by Dr. Christopher Farmer of DNVGL, GenEST Committee Member Paul Rabie (WEST Inc.), and Andrew Ryckman of NRSI Inc., Dr. Farmer will moderate a panel discussion on the utility and application of the various Estimators and how the science is evolving, including what this might mean for new development and operating projects.
Dr. Christoper Farmer DNV GL
Accuracy, Cost, and Feasibility: The Practical Considerations of Estimating Mortality
Andrew Ryckman, NRSI
GenEST – A Comprehensive Overview
Paul Rabie, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Christopher Farmer DNV GL to follow presentations.
10:15am – 11:-00am
A presentation on the true cost of curtailment followed by a panel discussion with industry experts that will delve into the science behind emerging technologies and other ‘smart’ curtailment methods.
The True Cost of Bat Curtailment
Michael Roberge, DNV GL
Panel discussion moderated by Michael Roberge
- Taber Allison, AWWI
- Panelist TBC
11:00am – 12:00pm
Adaptive Management strategies, focusing on results-based approaches, are designed to strike a significant balance between conservation efforts and green energy production. This session will open with a presentation by Dr. Kimberly Peters, DNV GL, followed by a dynamic panel discussion.
Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Kimberly Peters, – DNV GL
- Danna Small, Pattern Energy
- Wally Erickson, WEST
- Janine Bacquie, NextEra Energy