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Workshop: Offshore Wind – Energy Markets and Supply Chains

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NEIA and Marine Renewables Canada are pleased to present an educational workshop on the offshore wind industry, featuring international experts on topics relating to potential energy markets for electricity generated in Canada, and the opportunities for diversification of the offshore oil and gas industry based on experiences in Norway and Scotland. Hosted by Erin Stapleton, NEIA Board Member and Director of Stapleton Environmental Consulting, the morning workshop features:

  • Oil and Gas Supply Chains and Offshore Wind – the Norway and Scotland Experience
    Alan Duncan – Director / Owner, Scotia Supply Chain

  • The Opportunity Offered by US Northeast and Canadian Renewable Electricity Markets
    John Dalton – President, Power Advisory

  • The Government of Canada’s support for Renewable Energies and an Offshore Regulatory Framework
    Jon Brady – Senior Policy Advisor, Renewable and Electrical Energy Division, Natural Resources Canada


Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL


There will be limited seating at this event. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • NEIA Members: $60 + HST
  • Non-Members: $120 + HST

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About the Presenters

Alan Duncan
Director / Owner, Scotia Supply Chain

Alan Duncan works predominately within offshore wind and has led a number of European projects covering offshore wind supply chain opportunity identification, market entry and growth. Director and owner of Scotia Supply Chain Ltd, Alan gained his significant offshore wind experience working as a Senior Associate for renewables consultancy BVG Associates (UK) and in various senior management supply chain, global programme management and sourcing cost optimisation roles with turbine blade manufacturer LM Windpower (NL). Alan gained much of his Director / Senior Management experience working within the Oil & Gas subsea engineering sector with Oceaneering (US) and is therefore well-placed to identify synergies in both sectors. A business studies graduate from Stirling University with 20+ years’ supply chain procurement experience within the manufacturing sector, Alan’s key focus within the European offshore wind sector is the strategic development of the sub-supply chain across the renewables lifecycle. To this end, he works in a consultancy capacity for leading offshore wind companies within the sector and industry enablers such as Scottish Enterprise.

John Dalton
President, Power Advisory

John Dalton combines a strong understanding of wholesale power market fundamentals and the requirements for generation project development, with a broad economic analysis and energy policy background. John has evaluated opportunities for electricity trade between the US and Canada for a wide range of clients including Natural Resources Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Canadian Wind Energy Association and numerous clean and renewable energy project developers. Drawing upon his thirty years in the electricity sector, he offers extensive experience in US and Canadian electricity markets, renewable energy project development opportunities in these markets and requirements for financing such projects. He led a team that served as the Independent Administrator for the Atlantic Link’s (a 1,000 MW interconnection between New Brunswick and the metropolitan Boston area) solicitation for power suppliers. He testified on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia regarding the Maritime Link, which interconnects Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and provides access for the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project to Nova Scotia and electricity markets to the south. He has advised several parties regarding generation development opportunities offered in Atlantic Canada and opportunities to export to the US Northeast including the first wind power project to secure long-term financing on the basis of such export sales. This work included evaluating transmission access, market prices and the ability and willingness of buyers in the Northeast to enter into long-term contracts. For Natural Resources Canada he assessed the barriers to electricity trade posed by differing REC requirements. He has developed numerous ISO-New England market price forecasts and developed forecasts of New England Renewable Energy Certificate prices for a number of renewable project developers. Prior to consulting John was employed by the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. John has a B.A. in Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A from Boston University.

Jon Brady
Senior Policy Advisor, Renewable and Electrical Energy Division, Natural Resources Canada

Jon Brady has been advising the Department of Natural Resources Canada on a wide spectrum of renewable energies for the last thirteen years, including, wind, solar, geothermal, tidal and offshore wind. A published author on renewable energy polices, Jon is also a contributing author for the International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems Annual Report. In 2017, Jon was Canada’s Project Steering representative for the International Energy Agency’s Report on a Comparative Analysis of International Offshore Wind Energy Development. In recent years, Jon has lead Natural Resource’s Canada Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures program, which has been working towards advancing a federal legislative framework for offshore renewable energy development.

Erin Stapleton
Principal, Stapleton Environmental Consulting

Erin is the Director and Principal Consultant at Stapleton Environmental Consulting Inc (SEC) in St. John’s. SEC supports the sustainable development of our natural resources through three service areas: Environmental & Regulatory, Stakeholder Engagement, and Applied Research. Erin believes in balancing economic growth with environmental protection, engaging communities in the development of our resources, and finding innovative solutions to energy challenges. The current focus of her work is stakeholder engagement and applied research to inform policy and business decisions in the offshore wind energy sector. She has an established network within the marine renewables sector, ranging from local developers to international experts, which she leverages to provide practical and relevant information to decision-makers. Erin is a passionate supporter of offshore wind energy development in Atlantic Canada. She was recently an invited speaker at the Marine Renewables Canada conference where she spoke to the opportunities and challenges to sector development in the region, and participated in a panel discussion with colleagues from Orsted, Northland Power, and the US Business Network for Offshore Wind.


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