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The Energy Council of Canada is the Canadian national member of the World Energy Council, and is made up of representatives from all facets of Canada's energy sector. The Energy Council of Canada is a vehicle for strategic thinking, networking and action by senior executives in the private and public sectors who have a broad interest in national, continental and global energy issues.  The Energy Council seeks to forge a better understanding of energy issues, in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians. 2014 Energy Council Prospectus click here



Breakfast Roundtable- Regina

May 13, 2014 - Hotel Saskatchewan

Synergies in CO2 Supply and Use in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has a world-leading opportunity to develop an integrated local market for CO2 which supports sustainable resource development in the province.  On the supply side, SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project will use amine chemical technology to capture flue gas CO2.  This capture project will soon be commissioned.  Saskatchewan’s oil industry is successfully using CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in nearby heavy oil producing fields.  Significant volumes of CO2 will be securely stored in the oil reservoir when the field has been depleted  The synergy in supply and use of CO2 is an excellent example of how  GHG emissions captured from fossil-fueled power plants can be put to use and ultimately stored, a win-win for the environment and for sustainable resource development. This breakfast roundtable will provide an update on the Boundary Dam capture project and then will delve into the implications of a local CO2 supply for enhanced oil recovery operations in southeast Saskatchewan and in the Lloydminster area of the province.

Full Program  and  Sponsorship Opportunities Available CLICK HERE




Breakfast Roundtable - Montreal (Version française ci-dessous)

May 15, 2014 

Transforming Quebec’s Transportation Sector using Electricity and Natural Gas: Opportunities, Implications, Issues

The transportation sector contributes a major share of Quebec’s total emissions:  56% of the total for all sectors taken together, and almost two thirds (63%) of the contribution from Quebec’s energy sector.  For the transportation sector, at present three classes of vehicles using liquid fuels dominate the emissions budget:  37% from light duty gasoline vehicles, 27% from light duty gasoline trucks, and 29% from heavy duty diesel.


Fortunately, there are emerging solutions which can help Quebec reduce its emissions, and at the same time, open up new business opportunities for the electricity sector and the natural gas sector.  Electric light duty vehicles charged from Quebec’s hydro-wind generation system are on the verge of penetrating the transportation sector.  Compressed natural gas fuel for heavy duty freight vehicles are already being used by innovative fleet operators at a significant cost saving. 


This breakfast roundtable will explore the technological possibilities, the progress made to date, the economic and environmental implications, and what’s needed from a policy perspective to make widespread use electricity and natural gas a practical reality in Quebec’s transportation sector.

Full Program  and  Sponsorship Opportunities Available CLICK HERE



Petit déjeuner - table ronde - Montréal

15 mai 2014

Convertir le secteur québécois des transports à l’électricité et au gaz naturel : occasions, conséquences et préoccupations

Le secteur des transports accapare la part du lion des émissions du Québec, à hauteur de 56 % du total de tous les secteurs et de près des deux tiers (63 %) du secteur de l’énergie. Trois catégories de véhicules de transport à propulsion conventionnelle (combustible liquide) dominent ce palmarès à raison de 37 % pour les véhicules à essence légers, de 27 % pour les camions diesel légers et de 29 % pour les camions diesel lourds.


Heureusement, le Québec voit poindre des solutions qui promettent de réduire les émissions et de créer de nouveaux marchés pour les secteurs de l’électricité et du gaz naturel. Un parc de voitures électriques rechargées à l’aide des filières hydraulique et éolienne québécoises commence à se développer dans le réseau routier. Quant au gaz naturel, il propulse déjà un certain nombre de camions lourds et procure à leurs exploitants innovateurs des économies appréciables.


Ce petit déjeuner-table ronde traitera du potentiel de ces technologies, des progrès réalisés et des impacts économiques et environnementaux, ainsi que des orientations politiques propres à stimuler l’utilisation de l’électricité et du gaz naturel dans le secteur des transports au Québec.

Programme complet et  Commandites disponibles




2014 Energy Summit and WEC North America Region Energy Forum- Calgary

June 24-26, 2014

Bringing together decision-makers, policy influencers and energy industry leaders, the 2014 Canadian Energy Summit addresses a broad range of issues that touch upon all sectors making up Canada’s energy industry. The 2014 Canadian Energy Summit will start the evening of June 24th and run through June 25th ending in a joint 2014 Canadian Energy Summit and WEC North America Region event the evening of June 25th. The WEC North America Region Forum program will run June 26th ending in a reception that evening.

Draft Program - 2014 Canadian Energy SUMMIT

Draft Program - WEC North America Region Energy FORUM

More details to come !



2014 Canadian Energy Person of the Year - Call for Nominations Now Open!

The Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award was established by the Energy Council of Canada, supported by the sectoral energy associations of Canada, to recognize and pay tribute to leaders in Canada who have made a significant impact at both the national and international level with respect to energy. The Canadian Energy Person of the Year is nominated for this prestigious annual award based on their remarkable accomplishments in the energy and business or government sectors, as well as the community at large. 2014 Call for Nominations click here


Previous events in 2014 include:


Regional Member Forum Ottawa

March 13-14, 2014

Seizing Opportunities for Canadian Energy Players in Global Energy Markets: Diversification, Barriers, Paths Forward

The global energy landscape is undergoing transformative change. Emerging economies such as China and India will continue to experience major growth in the demand for energy driven by a rising middle class, rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Canada’s traditional energy market, the United States, will experience rising supply from the rapid domestic expansion of unconventional oil and gas production and decreasing energy demand bringing it to the brink of energy self-sufficiency within twenty years. As a result, Canada’s position as a supplier of energy, of new technologies and of supporting energy services depends heavily on the impact of these key trends in global and North American markets.

Forum Briefing Available- click here  Full Report available soon!


Breakfast Roundtable- Vancouver

April 14, 2014- Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Powering British Columbia’s Natural Gas Facilities with Green Electricity: Opportunities, Implications, Remaining

British Columbia’s natural gas industry is moving forward aggressively on two fronts – expanding gas supply from previously inaccessible shale gas reservoirs, and planning LNG export projects to supply Asian markets.  One consequence is that the demand for energy to meet requirements for gas processing facilities and LNG plants is growing rapidly.  The BC Integrated Resource Plan estimates that the initial electricity demand from potential LNG projects can be met by BC Hydro from its existing supply.  Looking ahead, increased demand from the LNG sector will depend on the actual roll-out of LNG projects and the share of their energy demand that is met by either natural gas or electricity.  For example, using BC’s green electricity instead of natural gas will help companies reduce their emissions and will free up gas for export markets. This breakfast roundtable will explore the technological possibilities, opportunities, issues and practical realities of using electricity as an energy source in place of natural gas in processing and LNG facilities.

Full Program 


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2014 CEPY Call for Nominations (190.5 KB)
Deadline April 30, 2014
2014 Energy Council Prospectus (975.4 KB)
Breakfast Roundtable - Montreal Program EN (201.5 KB)
Breakfast Roundtable - Montreal Program FR (201.9 KB)
Breakfast Roundtable - MTL Sponsor Info EN (111.4 KB)
Breakfast Roundtable - MTL Sponsor Info FR (70.1 KB)
Breakfast Roundtable - Regina Program (212.1 KB)
Breakfast Roundtable - Regina Sponsor Information (105.9 KB)
Breakfast Roundtable Program Vancouver (221.9 KB)
April 14
Breakfast Roundtable-Vancouver Sponsor Information (111.6 KB)
Draft Program - 2014 Canadian Energy Summit (179.7 KB)
Draft Program - WEC NA Region FORUM (213.8 KB)
Regional Member Forum Briefing- Ottawa (285.1 KB)
March 13-14, 2014

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