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On February 27th and 28th, the Ontario Geothermal Association hosted its most successful Annual General Meeting to date.  More than 175 attendees benefitted from informative and educational sessions ranging from an overview of federal government policy developments to the latest details of Ontario’s GreenON program.  Jim Sanders, President of Enbridge Gas Distribution, outlined Enbridge’s plan to provide geothermal loop financing as a utility-type service for residential customers as well as powerful promotional video.  Former Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, now President of the Pembina Institute, shared some compelling data on commercial building retrofits in BC.  GreenON CEO Parminder Sandhu discussed the Ontario government’s plans for decreasing Ontario’s carbon emissions through strategic investments in low-carbon technologies.  And NRCan’s Debbie Scharf explained how the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change sets the context for provincial polices and regulations.  These and a host of other speakers made for a very full program. 

At the OGA Annual Meeting, Jim Bolger, Waterloo Energy Products, was re-appointed as Chair, along with the following board members: Stan Reitsma, GeoSource (Vice-Chair); Gabriela Grigoriu, Next Project (Secretary-Treasurer); Grant Blackmore, Eden Energy Equipment; John Bosman, Bostech Mechanical; Michael David, Gorski, Plener and Associates; Chad Hayter, The Hayter Group; Jeff Hunter, Redmond/Williams; Stan Marco, GeoSmart Energy; and Ron J. Wright, Enertech Global.

For more information, contact Kendy Sandy at 1-800-267-2231 ext. 250 or email ksandy@hrai.ca.