Discovering Opportunities in Renewable Energy

March 23, 2016

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Alastair Ross Technology Centre, 3553 - 31 Street NW


From proven reserve to developed resource. The provincial government has made it clear they plan to phase out coal and increase the role of renewables in Alberta’s electricity mix. Solar, wind and geothermal energy seemed to have emerged out of nowhere. In the last ten years, the average installed solar system price in Canada decreased six-fold from $15/W to less than $2.5/W.

The developments in this industry are staggering, so come hear from our experts about the opportunities in Renewable Energy!!


5:45 pm:      Registration
6:15 pm:      Introduction to MentorUP, the event and speakers
6:30 pm:     Dr. David Wood, Enmax/Schulich Chair Renew Energy, Professor
                     “Jobs in Renewable Energy in Alberta”              
Q & A
7:00 pm:    Joan Tittemore, President at InterpreTerra Consulting Ltd.
                     Geothermal Energy – What is it; Where is it; What’s happening in Canada?
Questions & Answers
7:30 pm:     Break
7:40 pm:    “to be confirmed”

                    “Topic to be confirmed” 

                     Questions & Answers
8:10 pm:    Networking/mingle: Practice your networking skills with mentors, speakers and other attendees



David Wood obtained his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Aeronautics from Imperial College, London.  After returning to Australia, he spent many years at the University of Newcastle, north of Sydney, and then worked in the renewable energy industry.  In 2010 he moved to the University of Calgary to be the NSERC/ENMAX Industrial Research Chair in Renewable Energy and has had substantial involvement with a range of companies and organizations.

Joan Tittemore has worked as a petroleum geologist since 1980 and founded InterpreTerra Consulting Ltd. in 1995, specializing in core and drill cuttings interpretations. Recently, Joan has turned her attention to geothermal energy and believes that any source of energy that can put geologists to work without depending on global petroleum prices is a good thing. Joan is a member of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) and is an enthusiastic promoter of this proven renewable energy source.