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Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 Day One Sessions Highlight Our Place in the Global Energy Mix

(St. John’s, NL – May, 31, 2022) The first day of the Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 concluded after important dialogue about the role of the Newfoundland and Labrador energy mix in the energy evolution. Presentations focused on how existing and future energy opportunities, including the offshore oil and gas sector, can play a leading role in meeting global demand. Discussions also included opportunities in the hydroelectric sector and how the offshore regulator has dealt with a pandemic and an upcoming mandate change.

Premier Andrew Furey began the day with an address that stressed the importance of the energy industry to Newfoundland and Labrador and offered the commitment of the provincial government to ensure its strong growth. Premier Furey also commented on the announcement of the restart of the CGS project in Argentia. Jonathan Brown, Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Region for Cenovus Energy, provided an exceptional lunch keynote address that provided details about the restart of the CGS, including plans to restart construction and have first oil by 2026.

The Energy NL Industry Achievement Awards will take place at 7:00 p.m. this evening at the St. John’s Convention Centre. The gala awards event will recognize five industry leaders for their service, dedication, and innovation. The recipients are:

  • Max Ruelokke – Energy NL John C. Crosbie Award for Outstanding Contribution
  • Susan Collins – Energy NL Rising Star Award
  • Aimee Sheppard – Energy NL Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. – Energy NL Innovation in Environmental Sustainability Award
  • NSB-Omega Group – Energy NL Business Growth Award

“The Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 started off last night with an exceptional evening of networking which focused on local fair and talent. Today, we took that energy right to the conference floor with insightful discussion about our role in the energy mix of the future. Of course, the news about the CGS project provided an extra bounce in the step of all attendees and we cannot wait for the project to restart. Tonight, we will celebrate excellence in our industry with the Energy NL Industry Achievement Awards and tomorrow we will build on our discussions and successes and dig deeper into how our ESG approach and abundance of energy sources make us a world-class energy producing jurisdiction.”

  • Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO

The conference program for Wednesday, June 1 is:

Keynote Opening Address:

Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Labour & MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl

Session Three: Energy Markets: The ESG Approach

Pamela Keenan, Head of Country, Canada, BP

BP Canada Update

Jim Stump, President of Refining, Braya Renewable Fuels
Building a Future for the Come By Chance Refinery in Renewable Fuels
Taylor Young, Chief Strategy Officer, CoLab Software

A Practical Approach to Digitization

Session Four: Embracing New Energy

Frank Davis, Assistant Vice-President, Canadian Markets and Asset Management, Pattern Energy

Renewable Energy Development in Newfoundland & Labrador

Nathan Ashcroft, Strategic Business Developer, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Hydrogen Global Perspectives – Regional Opportunities

Stephanie Adey, Renewable Energy Engineer, Growler Energy

Capacity Building in NL’s Renewable Energy Industry

Josée Tremblay, Vice-President, East Coast, Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy Update

Keynote Luncheon

David Hutchens, President & CEO, Fortis Inc.

Further information on the conference program and speakers is available here.

The Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 is the leading industry event to learn about the latest trends in the Newfoundland and Labrador and global energy industry, network with global and local industry leaders, and learn about the capabilities of the energy sector. Energy NL represents approximately 460 member organizations worldwide which are involved in the energy sector. Members are active in all areas of the supply and service sector and include a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply vessels and helicopters, carbon reduction and sustainable technologies, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.