Renewables in Remote Communities2017 Conference

Oct. 23, 2017 to Oct. 26, 2017  - Whitehorse
conference - Public event

This year is the 3rd biennial Renewables in Remote Microgrids / Communities conference – a northern event for story sharing, innovative thinking and discussions on financial capacity and human capacity issues facing renewable energy deployment in remote Indigenous communities across Canada. This year’s event will showcase the great momentum in this area and provide an opportunity to collaboratively discuss how to unlock the business cases for clean energy projects and the Indigenous community capacity required to do so. 

This conference will focus on two critical dimensions of advancing clean energy systems: financial capacity and human capacity. We will tackle each of these aspects with the goal of providing further direction as to what financial mechanisms and human capacity programs will enable the continued success of clean energy deployment.

This year’s conference is expected to attract 200 participants, including Indigenous community leaders, and representatives from provincial/ territorial and federal governments, academia and researchers, non-profits, the financial sector and renewable energy industries.

More details and agendas are available here.


Learn more about last year’s conference in Yellowknife here and from our blogs:

To explore sponsorship opportunities or opportunities to collaborate with the Pembina Institute, please contact Dave Lovekin, Senior Advisor davel@pembina.org.


Co-hosted by

Capital Power


Complementary event: The Homer International Microgrid Conference in Denver, Colorado on September 18 and 19, 2017, offers an in-depth, methodical examination of the key imperatives for implementing cost-effective microgrids within grid-tied, remote, and off-grid environments.

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