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Ontario geothermal conference to tackle key questions on industry potential

February 8, 2017  By Ground Water Canada

Mississauga, Ont. – The Ontario Geothermal Association will focus on low carbon emission heating in a warming climate and tackle such questions as “Why are we not using more geothermal in Ontario?” at a conference.

The Ontario Geothermal Association welcomes industry leaders from across North America and Europe to their annual meeting Feb. 21-22 in Mississauga, Ont. The theme is Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and geothermal technology’s role in Ontario’s energy future – “Will Geothermal Heating Replace Natural Gas in Your Ontario Home?”

The sessions seek to answer these questions:

  • Is Ontario ready to have geothermal services delivered like a natural gas utility?  
  • In a low-carbon world, what is the advantage of geothermal?
  • Why are we not using more geothermal in Ontario?

The following speakers will be on hand to discuss questions and issues surrounding geothermal:

Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Malini Giridhar, Vice-President, Business Development, Enbridge Gas Distribution
Martin Forsén, Manager, International Affairs NIBE  (Markaryd, Sweden)
Martin Luymes, Director, Programs and Relations Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
Jay Egg, President, Egg Geothermal (Kissimmee, Florida)
Steve Smith, CEO, Enertech Global (Corporate headquarters in Greenville, IL, production facilities in Mitchell, SD
Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director of Sustainability, EllisDon
Jim Bolger, President, Ontario Geothermal Association
Terry Young, Vice-President, Conservation and Corporate Relations, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

The meeting will take place at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale at 6750 Mississauga Rd. in Mississauga.

For more information or to register, visit the Ontario Geothermal Assocation website.

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