Ontario Geothermal Association 2019 Conference








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  • Innovative Projects

  • Government Announcements

  • Industry Developments

  • New Technologies


As it turns out, the geothermal industry is still buzzing with big news and exciting developments.  Our impressive speaker line-up and technology fair will help you start fresh with the latest update on how new government policy announcements will affect the geothermal industry in Ontario, and what the newest success stories and innovative projects look like.  Whar are the technologies and funding formulae coming forward?  Find out at the key geothermal industry event of the year.  It's a professional development opportunity and a chance to reconnect with friends, relax and recharge before the busy summer season gets underway.  Register now!

The conference also includes numerous other great speakers including:

  • Brian Urlaub, a 20-year geothermal engineering veteran with MEP Associates, will review the challenges and opportunities of residential community geothermal systems, “the hottest trend in geothermal!”  
  • Jeff Ranson, is the GTA Regional Director for the Canada Green Building Council, and a member of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel. He will lead a discussion on what we’ve learned from Zero Carbon buildings to date: the strategies, the business case and what we need to do to accelerate the adoption of Zero Carbon across the industry.
  • Fernando Carou, is Manager of Community Energy Planning & Low-carbon Energy Systems for the City of Toronto Environment & Energy Division. He will provide an update on exciting new developments with the Toronto Green Standard, which acts as a roadmap to carbon-free buildings in the city by 2030.
  • Sergio Almeida, P. Eng. with Geo-Xergy Systems will explore the interplay between the design, implementation and operation of geothermal heating and cooling systems and some of the best practices and innovative solutions used on projects across North America in the multi-family residential, health care, education and hospitality sectors.

These are just a few from a fabulous roster for this year’s event. It will include other government announcements and updates on positive industry developments, innovative funding models, new technologies interesting projects, and a technology fair.


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OGA Member 1-Day $250 + HST
OGA Member Full Conference $450 + HST
OGA Non-Member 1-Day $300 + HST
OGA Non Member Full Conference $550 + HST

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Wednesday, April 3 | Gala Dinner
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Keynote - Geoff Cape


Thursday, April 4 | Sessions
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:10 am Welcome - Jeff Hunter
8:10 am - 8:20 am Opening Remarks - Stan Reitsma, OGA President
8:20 am - 8:30 am Advocacy Update - Martin Luymes, Vice President, HRAI
8:30 am - 9:00 am Sergio Almeida, Diverso
9:00 am - 9:30 am Brian Urlaub, MEP, Mattamy
9:30 am - 10:00 am Andrew Bowerbank, WSP, Institutional
10:00 am - 10:30 am Fernando Carou, Toronto GS
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:20 am Tim Weber - Market Opportunities
11:20 am - 11:40 am Marc Antoine Renaud, Investing in Geothermal
11:40 am - 12:00 pm AGM
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Jim Cotton, McMaster Research
1:20 pm - 1:40 pm Greg Pimento, Armstrong
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Mike Clatworthy, Multistack
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm USA Panel (Moderator:  Jay Egg)
  Zach Fink, NY GEO (2:00 pm - 2:10 pm)
  Ryan Dougherty, GEO (2:10 pm - 2:20 pm)
  Tim Wright, Enertech (2:20 pm - 2:30 pm)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Canada Panel  (Moderator:  Martin Luymes)
  Adam Alaica, Enwave (3:00 pm - 3:10 pm)
  Jamie Hulan, Canada (3:10 pm - 3:20 pm)
  Jeff Ranson, CaGBC (3:10 pm - 3:30 pm)


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For more information about the OGA Conference, please contact Kimberley Coyle or Loretta Zita.



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