Solar, Wind and Geothermal evening of discussion

Are you curious about how renewable energy can contribute to the economy, create jobs and protect our environment? (Not to mention be built right here in Foothills?) Join Alison and other renewable energy professionals for an evening of discussion.

Thursday, October 1 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m High River, AB
Foothills SNAPS
123 4th Ave SW
Cost: $15 ($4.50 after tax credit)

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About the presenters:

Paula McGarringle

Paula McGarrigle
Managing Director, SOLAS Energy Consulting Inc. 

Ms. McGarrigle has focused the majority of her twenty-year career on the deployment of renewable energy technology in North America. She is a leader in climate change and renewable energy policy within the Canadian renewable energy community, ENGOs, policy makers, and consultants. Her significant experience in project development, business development and organizational strategic planning within the Renewable Energy sector has resulted in developments totalling over 1,100 MW.

Ms. McGarrigle was formerly the head of Shell Canada’s Wind Energy Department, and Director of Business Development for Suncor Energy’s Alternative and Renewable Energy department. Prior to entering the Renewable Energy sector, she worked in the Oil, Gas, and Chemicals industries doing engineering, business and international consulting.

Ms. McGarrigle’s academic background includes two undergraduate degrees from the University of Alberta; Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Ms. McGarrigle also holds an MBA in Finance from Queen’s University.

The smell of money: Alison first met Paula almost 15 years ago when Paula hired her to work on an animal manure to biogas project feasibility study. Their energy careers have crossed paths many times since.

Craig DunnCraig Heatshot 2011
Chief Geologist, Borealis Geopower

Geologist, Entrepreneur, Energy fanatic and lover of earth, Craig Dunn is always on the go.  He is the co-founder of multiple organizations in a variety of fields, including geopower exploration, technology and social good; as a father of two, he is always thinking of the world that we are leaving for the next generation.  He lives by the idea that “Make beautiful ideas reality and the world will follow”.

After moving to Calgary and working in the environmental sector, Mr. Dunn got his first taste of what the energy industry was all about.  In 2003, Mr. Dunn founded WellDunn Consulting, a geological consulting firm for the oil and gas industry in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas exploration across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Mr. Dunn was one of key personnel involved with the resurgence of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) on the board of directors and as the Outreach Director. His work has helped to establish CanGEA’s education program, helped to promote a national study for geothermal potential in Canada and co-authored many geothermal reports.

His work with CanGEA, led him to his role as founder and Chief Geologist with Borealis Geopower. He is considered one of the leading experts and pioneers in geothermal energy exploration and development initiatives in Canada. Mr. Dunn supplies both project management and geological expertise for the development of high temperature geothermal energy.  Borealis Geopower has multiple ongoing geothermal power projects across Western Canada working to bring the first Geopower projects online.

Hot Stuff: Alison has worked with Craig in the geothermal energy sector since 2007 when they connected over the need to bring awareness of this energy resource to the Canadian public and government. Both are frequent contributors to the national media and accomplished public speakers on the role of geothermal energy in the economy.

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