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Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2023 Begins Tomorrow

(St. John’s, NL – Monday, May 29, 2023) Energy industry leaders and influencers from Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond will gather tomorrow at the St. John’s Convention Centre for the province’s largest energy industry conference themed: Unrivalled Opportunity: Maximizing Our Energy Potential. For the first time ever, the Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition is sold out in advance as hundreds of delegates gather to discuss the opportunities ahead in the Newfoundland and Labrador energy sector.

Featuring over 30 speakers, 57 exhibiting companies, a demonstration stage, and a tech market, the Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2023 is the focal point of the energy sector this week. With an agenda that includes discussion on both the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, delegates will explore all aspects of the Newfoundland and Labrador energy sector. The conference program includes discussion about the wind and clean fuels sector, pathways to net zero emissions, updates on offshore activities, and more.

Day One begins at 8:30 a.m. with a detailed review of the energy potential of Newfoundland and Labrador, including the offshore, hydroelectricity, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). The second session of the day will focus on the wind energy and clean fuels sectors with presentations by eight potential developers who will provide details on their projects.

Session One (8:30 a.m.): Our Energy Potential: Unrivalled Opportunity
• Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy, & Technology
• Lazaro Cosma, President of ExxonMobil Canada
• Jennifer Williams, CEO of NL Hydro
• Jim Keating, CEO of OilCo
• Lisa Baiton, President & CEO of CAPP

Session Two (10:50 a.m.): Wind & Hydrogen Energy: The Next Frontier
• Fabian Hinz, Head of Business Development (Hydrogen) for ABO Wind
• Sam Imbeault, Vice President of Newfoundland and Labrador Operations, EverWind Fuels
• Sean Leet, Managing Director of World Energy GH2
• Ted Lomond, President of North Atlantic
• Ravi Sood, Executive Chairman & Co-founder of EVREC
• Erika Taugher, Director Renewable Energy, Pattern Energy
• Peter Walsh, Managing Director of Red Earth Energy
• Geoff Wright, Senior Vice President, Head of Development for Brookfield Renewable

The afternoon will include a keynote lunch address by native Newfoundlander and Labradorian Christine Healy, Senior Vice President for Carbon Neutrality and Continental Europe with TotalEnergies, along with the BDC Demonstration Stage where Energy NL members will highlight their latest innovations and technologies.

“Planning and executing a conference of this magnitude takes tremendous effort and insight and I would like to thank the industry experts who participated as part of the Conference Committee for their dedication to offering an exceptional program this year. With expanded exhibition space, exceptional speakers, an engaging demonstration stage, and a collaboration with techNL to host a conference concluding tech market, I am confident this conference offers something for everyone involved in the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry and will help set the course of the sector for the year ahead.”
• Christian Somerton, Conference Chair

The Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2023 program is available here.

“We are thrilled that for the first time ever, the Energy NL Conference & Exhibition is sold out before we even open our doors. This level of interest is indicative of the optimism present in our energy sector and the positive outlook our members have for our future, one that includes both renewable and non-renewable energies. I am greatly looking forward to the discussion that will take place, the information that will be provided to delegates from the world-class speakers, and the opportunity to meet and chat with so many Energy NL members. It promises to be an exceptional week of energy.”
• Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO

Energy NL represents approximately 500 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.