ENERGY The International District Energy Association (IDEA) held their evolvingENERGY conference in downtown Toronto between October 28-30, 2014. Written by Brad Bradford, Community Energy Planner, IDEA.
Leading district energy practitioners from across North America assembled in Toronto in late October for the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) evolvingENERGY conference, Canada’s premier forum for the district energy and combined heat and power (CHP) indus-
try. The conference enables dialogue across the public and private platforms of the Canadian district energy industry, exploring the evolution of community energy systems in each of the provinces while featuring operational best practices, emerging business models, system NATIONAL INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP PLENARY PANEL MODERATED BY IDEA PRESIDENT & CEO ROB THORNTON (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): BRUCE ANDER, MARKHAM DISTRICT ENERGY; STACEY BERNIER, CREATIVE ENERGY; JEAN-CLAUDE MICHEL, CDH SOLUTIONS AND OPERATIONS; RAY MONTEIRO, ENWAVE; DAVID REHN, ENMAX; AND KEN SMITH, DISTRICT ENERGY ST. PAUL.
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