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Where We Are

The Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) holds
monthly (except summer) "Energy Breakfasts"
Place: March 10th, 2020 - UBC Robson Square, HSBC Hall, 800 Robson Street, 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.

  • Where We Are
  • What We Do
  • Who We Are

Breakfasts 2011 - 2012

Date: September 7, 2011
Topic:  Nanomaterials, Sustainable Energy and Innovation: Positioning BC within a Global Perspective
Speaker: Walter Cicha, Technical Business Analyst, Industrial Research Assistance Program
(IRAP) Pacific, National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
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Date: October 5th, 2011
Topic: The Energy Efficiency Conundrum
Speaker: Eric Mazzi, Ph.D., P.Eng., CEM. Power Smart® Instructor at UBC’s Clean Energy Engineering Master’s Program 
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Date: November 2, 2011
Topic: Smart Grids and the Strategic Use of Storage
Malcolm Metcalfe, LVO, P.Eng, Founder and CTO of ENBALA Power Networks
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Date: Wednesday, December 7th
Speakers:  Ron V. Iacobelli, P.Eng.  Chief Technology Officer, Azure Dynamics Corp. & 
Nigel P. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.  Senior Strategic Advisor, Azure Dynamics Corp.
Topic:Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology – made in BC”

Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2012
Win Stothert,  Chair, RELabs Research Inc., formerly CEO, Stothert Engineering Ltd.
Topic: Renewables Transforming Electric Utilities
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Gerd Goette, Managing Partner, Siemens Venture Capital in Silicon Valley, CA
Topic: Smart Grid Technology - For Balance Between Supply and Demand
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Date: Wednesday March 7th, 2012
Speaker: Dr. José Martí, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of theUniversity of British Columbia.
The AC Electrical Grid: Transitions into the 21st Century 

Date: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Speaker: Keng C. Chou, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,University of British Columbia
Topic: Canada's Oil Sands: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Speaker: Speaker: Ron Monk, M.Eng., P.Eng.Energy and Mining Sector Leader, Kerr Wood Leidal
Topic: Supplying Electricity for LNG Export and Mines in NW BC
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Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Speaker: Andrew Soare, Analyst, Lux Research
Topic: Emerging Applications and Opportunities in the Global Bio-based Industry
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Please stay tuned for an update of upcoming meetings.

Register for upcoming PEIA events:

Next Meeting: March 10th, 2020
Speaker: Tom Green, Climate Solutions Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
Clean Power Pathways - Fast-tracking Canada's Energy Transition


PEIA Mission

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