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Where We Are

The Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) holds
monthly (except summer) "Energy Breakfasts"
Place: Various locations in Vancouver

What We Do

Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) offers objective, thought-provoking dialogue on energy supply, demand and the associated technologies and policies required by sustainable economies in the near- and long-term.

Who We Are

The Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) is an independent, non-profit association of energy professionals incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia.

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Charting Our Energy Future Obstacles and Opportunities

November 5-8, 2000

Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Forum 2000 Program


The purpose of this conference was “to make a difference” in BC, Alberta & the Pacific Northwest in energy efficiency and innovation. Its aim was to: Bring together energy users, producers and recognized specialists to discuss ways of achieving increased energy efficiency.


  • prices & policies
  • the changing shape of the industry
  • financing
  • innovative systems & technologies
  • environmental imperatives
  • Promote action, post conference, in key areas where progress has stalled.

Concurrent Sessions

View a PDF of the Contents and Introduction
  • Policy: Policies for efficient energy production & consumption, and the price outlook.
  • Technology: Applications to meet environmental standards & economic demands.
  • Environment: Climate change, and the twin demands of lower emissions & greater energy needs.
  • Financing: Infrastructure development and technology commercialization.

Keynote Speakers

View a PDF of the Keynote Speakers
  • Dr. Michael Isaacson, Dean of Applied Science, University of BC:“Fostering Innovation in BC.”
  • Mr. Bob McDonald, “Host, Quirks & Quarks”, CBC Radio:“Technology & Us.”
  • Hon. Michael Harcourt, Senior Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute, UBC; former BC Premier: “Sustainable Cities – Keys to Our Energy Future.”
  • Dr. Roger Gale, CEO, Hagler Bailly, Washington DC:“The Changing Face of Energy Utilities.”
  • Ms. Judi Johansen, Administrator & CEO, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR:“Large Utility Challenges in an Unregulated Environment.”
  • Dr. George Boer, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling:“Modelling Climate Change.”
  • Dr. Ged McLean, Director, Integrated Energy Systems, University of Victoria:“The Post-Combustion Era: Precursor for the Hydrogen Economy.”
  • Mr. Lanny Ziering, Director, Strategic Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Los Angeles, CA:“E-commerce & the Energy Industry: Opportunities for Operations & Innovation.”


Forum 2000 Sponsors

Register for upcoming PEIA events:

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 7th7:15am - 8:45am
Janos Toth, Chief Technical Officer, Enginomix Consulting Inc.

Topic: Efficient Power Transfer - High and Ultra-high Voltage Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC)  Transmission Projects in North America and around the world


PEIA Mission

To initiate and promote discussion and action for energy innovation, efficiency and sustainability.