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DEC

Decentralised Energy Canada

SEPTEMBER 2014

NEWSLETTER

DEC in Action 2

New Members & Partners 6

Programs & Funding 7

In The News 8

FEATURED PROJECT

PAGE 5

Town of Black Diamond Solar

Celebration

PAGE 2

2014 Annual General Meeting

PAGE 3

Capturing the value of wood

waste

IN THE NEWS

PAGE 8

How clean technology can save

Canadian manufacturing

Upcoming Events 9

Kudos 10

Business Opportunities 10

Join Us! 11

Our Members 11

Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) is a registered,

national, non-profit technology accelerator.

We build the competitive advantages of our

members by supporting the commercialisation

of Decentralised Energy technologies, bringing

policy issues to the table, attracting capital and

new entrants to this key industry sector.

deassociation.ca

(403) 210 5374


DEC

IN ACTION

2014 AGM

September 17, 2014 – The Annual General

Meeting of DEC was held at the Ranchmen’s

Club in Calgary, Alberta. We thank everyone who

participated in this event.

Membership received the 2013 financial

statements and the 2014 financial projection.

The Annual Report and an Industry Update were

presented by Anouk Kendall. The first includes

information about how DEC is impacting market

growth in Decentralised Energy. The latter

includes trend and forecasts.

We are constantly improving our programs and

services for members and continue to adapt to the

ever changing needs of the DE industry - from

technology validation to production, deployment

and market growth.

Anouk Kendall, President, DEC

ANNUAL REPORT AND

INDUSTRY UPDATE

Welcome

2014 Board of Directors

Garth Frizzel NEW

Research Partnership and Innovation Officer,

University of Northern British Columbia

Lois Garrett

Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Husky

Energy

Randy Stewart Thompson NEW

Founder and CEO, VA Angels

Raymond McKay

VP Business Development, ENMAX Corporation

Brent Harris

Director of Technology, Co-Founder, Eguana

Technologies Inc.

Dominik Roser NEW

Research Leader, FPInnovations

Jan Buijk

CEO, Founder and Co-owner, European Power

Systems Ltd.

BIOS

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The membership and Board also said good-bye and thanked them

for their time and dedication to the organisation:

Brent Lakeman, General Manager, Environment and Carbon

Management, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures

Bert Dryer, Senior electrical and Controls Engineer, EMF Technical

Services Inc.

Milton Kiehlbauch, President and CEO of Geospectrum Energy Inc.

Alex Zahavich, Director, Applied Research and Innovation Services,

SAIT Polytechnic

The official minutes from the AGM will be

available next November on the DEC website.

trial site or remote community. Compare this with the

decade or more it takes to build a nuclear plant.

Anouk Kendall, President, DEC.

SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER


VA Angels Calgary

Investor Forum

September 10, 2014 - The VA Angels Calgary

Investor Forum at the Ranchman’s Club had an

excellent turnout of angel investors and industry

service providers. The four presenting entrepreneurs

and companies did a fantastic job which

we thought was one of the best forums in 12

years!

The presenting companies representing four

completely different industries and platforms

were:

- Carbon Credit Solution (DEC member)

- Leankor

- Nobal Technologies

- Sensassure

Each presenter is given a maximum of 10 minutes

to pitch their businesses including how much

capital they are trying to raise and what the deal

structure looks like. This is followed by a fairly

rapid fire, entertaining and intense Q&A. It takes

a lot of guts and poise to stand-up on centre

stage in front of some very successful, savvy and

sophisticated angel investors and well-respected

industry service providers and funds.

The forums take place during the 2nd week of

each month. VA Angels has chapters in Calgary,

Edmonton, Winnipeg, Kelowna and Phoenix.

This is the first year that DEC has become a

member in this 12 year old membership organisation.

This gives us a great opportunity to refer

our members to potentially pitch at these angel

investor forums.

Anywhere from 8-10 entrepreneurs will pitch in

front of VA’s deal screening committee the week

prior with only 3-4 moving getting the thumbs up

to present AT VA’s investor forums.

Randy Thompson (Founder/CEO of VA) is also a

member with DEC and was recently voted to sit

on our Board. VA Angels is Canada’s most active

angel investor groups (according to Harvard

Business Review) representing approximately

investments in over 75 companies raising over

$39,000,000.

We are very proud of our relationship with VA as it

offers an excellent vehicle in helping you raise the

necessary growth capital to accelerate your businesses.

We think it’s a good opportunity to raise

capital and awareness but of course there are no

guarantees that VA’s members will invest in your

business.

If you are interested in finding out if this

might be the right platform for you and your

colleagues, please contact Michael Palmer,

DEC, VP Investment Solutions at

mpalmer@deassociation.ca

Capturing The Value of

Wood Waste

Anthony Kahn, Presidnet of AgriPower, talks about

their technology. How their system takes waste to generate

electricity and heat.

Click here

to watch

the video

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MHG Systems, a Finnish pioneer in Biomass

ERP solutions

DEC MEMBER

Joins forces with Pennine Biomass

September 5, 2014 – MHG Systems is to collaborate

with Pennine Biomass Ltd, one of the leading heating,

consulting and engineering service providers in

the field of wood energy heating business in the UK,

to provide an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning

solution – MHG Biomass Manager – tailored to

the British biomass industry. Specifically, Pennine

Biomass’s first priority will be to make MHG Biomass

Manager ready for use with the UK’s Renewable

Heat Incentive (RHI) Biomass Suppliers List (BSL)

requirements.

When working with biomass, it is important to get

a holistic picture of the value chain phase by phase.

Biomass manager creates the path of least resistance to a

more reliable biomass supply chain”.

Seppo Huurinainen, CEO MHG Systems

Starts cooperation on mobile services with

Silvadata

October 8, 2014 – Oy Silvadata Ab and MHG Systems have signed a cooperation agreement on the development

and marketing of mobile applications for forest management associations.

The innovative and map-based mobile application, which is designed for forest workers and contractors,

is now complete. The MHG Silvadata Plugin service, which connects the MHG Mobile application seamlessly

to Silvadata’s systems, was introduced to forest management association employees in Oulu, Finland,

on 8 August 2014.

VISIT MHGSYSTEMS.COM/NEWS

For the first time, DEC partnered with the Ontario

Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) to bring the

success of Ontario’s Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO)

to Alberta. We’ll have a post-event report with all the

details.

Stay tuned!

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FEATURED

PROJECT

Bullfrog Power and the Town of Black

Diamond Celebrate First Net Zero Month at

Oilfields Regional Arena Solar Project

September 19, 2014 – Bullfrog Power® and

the Town of Black Diamond announced a

new milestone at the joint Oilfields Regional

Arena solar project: the first net

zero month. That means that the solar

array is capable of providing clean, pollution-free

power for 100 per cent of the

arena’s electricity requirements.

The project consists of a 10 kW solar

photovoltaic installation on the roof of the

Oilfields Regional Arena. In addition to the

project’s environmental benefits, all of the

savings achieved as a result of the power

generated by this project are being reinvested

in the Town’s sustainability efforts

and will be used to fund additional future

renewable energy projects.

It is not just a single project that reduces costs, it

is the combination of many projects, then tracking

what is happening because of the changes. Not

only track your information, but compare it to

others in similar industries, this gives you a better

understanding if you are accomplishing your

goals.

Les Quinton, Parks & Recreations

Manager

VISIT TOWN.BLACKDIAMOND.AB.CA

The Town of Black Diamond has also recently completed renovations to the Oilfields Regional Arena,

including installing energy efficient lighting and improving insulation. Its work on the arena complements

the Town’s commitment to the Partners for Climate Protection’s Five Milestone Framework for Reducing

Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

To learn morea bout this project, please contact Les Quinton, Parks & Recreation Manager, at (403) 933-

5272 or orarena@persona.ca

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SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER


NEW

MEMBERS & PARTNERS

Accumulated Ocean Energy

Accumulated Ocean Energy (AOE) is a compressed air

energy company that was incorporated in February 2013.

AOE is able to capture the unlimited power of natural

ocean swells and waves and convert this energy into usable

green energy.

DX3 Enterprises

DX3 Enterprises is a green technology company. The main

focus of the company is in two product lines. The first

is the DX3 pulsar anti-islanding technology. The second

product line is cold climate solar street lights, designed for

northern Canada, built in northern Canada.

The DX3 Pulsar is newly patented technology that

simplifies connection of distributed generators to the

utility grid. It provides point to multi-point connection

to one or more distributed generators connected to a

single substation outfitted with the DX3 Pulsar signal

generator. The DX3 Pulsar gives utility operations control

of the connection of remote distributed generators

while providing fail-safe anti-islanding protection. The

implementation is also more economic than traditional

direct transfer trip connections.

The DX3-3001S, S for sub-arctic, is the solar street light

product offering, providing 3000 Lumens of output from

an LED fixture that is powered by a solar panel/ battery

combination mounted on the light pole. The solar panel

and battery are rated for the cold temperatures of northern

Canada and the power consumption of the fixture is

optimized to account for the short winter days. The

system is designed for three days of autonomous operation

without charging due to inclement weather and requires

one day of sunlight to fully recharge.

To learn more about DX3 please contact Dan Wilm at

dan@dx3ltd.com

VISIT DX3LTD.COM

The company was formed to help develop and bring to

market patented technology where movement of buoys on

ocean waves is used in a multi stage process to compress

air.

“… Harvesting

wave energy with

no negative impact

on any life,

anywhere, in any

manner...”

AOE’s buoy system is designed not only to compress air

but also to support marine life at the anchors with habitat

creation, supports atmospheric “cleaning” and supports

carbon capture. Additionally, AOE has addressed the needs

for Compressed Air Expander technology and Reverse

Osmosis technology (patents pending).

AOE has operating locations in Sooke, British Columbia

Canada and Boulder, Colorado US. The US location is

expected to shift to Oregon within the next six months.

The first operational array is due to launch in 2015 in order

to provide a source of clean energy as well as depuration

of shellfish. It is envisioned that AOE technology will

become a significant source of both green energy and clean

drinking water for isolated communities, island nations

and water scarce coastal areas around the world.

To learn more about AOE please contact Kevin Paetz at

kevin@bdfcorp.ca

VISIT AOECANADA.CA

Want to learn more about our members?

Visit http://deassociation.ca/our-members.html

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SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER


PROGRAMS &

FUNDING

Boast Capital Funding Report

September 23, 2014 – Boast Capital announced the

Ultimate Guide to Innovation Funding in Western Canada.

It includes 25+ innovation funding programs, eligibility

charts, and more!

GreenITers DIRECTORY

The GreenITers.directory is

the place to quickly find the

industry’s global green top

vendors and service providers

as well as those who are making

a positive difference in pro of

the environment and the next

generations.

It is the global green directory

for businesses that conduct

themselves in an ecologically

sustainable and socially

responsible manner.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive

Program

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a federal tax incentive program, administered by

the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), that encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, and in all sectors to conduct research and

development (R&D) in Canada. It is the largest single source of federal government support for industrial R&D.

The SR&ED Program gives claimants cash refunds and / or tax credits for their expenditures on eligible R&D work done in

Canada.

Want to new what’s new about the SR&ED Program?

A series of four videos explains the CRA’s SR&ED tax

incentive program.

Video 1: Who can claim SR&ED tax incentives?

Video 2: What work qualifies for SR&ED tax incentives?

Video 3: How do you calculate your SR&ED expenditures

and investment tax credit?

Video 4: How to apply for SR&ED tax incentives?

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER


GOOD READ

Canada missing out

on green energy

revolution, report

says

CBC NEWS

September 22, 2014 - At a time when investment

in clean energy technologies is growing

worldwide, Canada is “looking the other way”

and risks missing out on trade and growth

opportunities, according to a new report from an

advocacy group for green energy.

The study from Clean Energy Canada was

released on Monday, September 21st to coincide

with the United Nation Climate Summit in New

York City. It says Canada spent $6.5 billion on the

renewable energy transition last year.

- Global CO2 emissions break record ahead of UN

Climate Summit

- Renewables to make up 1/4 of world’s energy by

2018

IN THE

NEWS

How clean technology

can save Canadian

manufacturing

BY JACOB PARRY, BCBUSINESS

Canada’s manufacturing exports fell $27 billion in

the last decade. Industry experts think cleantech

can reverse that figure

Canada’s burgeoning clean technology sector was

the focus of a panel hosted by the David Suzuki

Foundation in Vancouver.

The country’s clean technology industry—which

includes companies in transportation, power

generation, recycling, and even oil and gas waste

management—employed 41,000 in 2012 and

contributed $11.3 billion to Canada’s GDP.

That is minuscule compared to the $207 billion

spent worldwide, including $55 billion in China

alone.

While major trading partners such as China, the

U.S., Japan and Germany are big spenders on

wind and solar, both to reduce pollution and

provide clean sources of energy, Canada is not

developing its industries quickly enough to take

advantage of the shift, the report says.

READ THE REPORT

READ THE STORY

Fort Chipewyan unveils first

solar project

BY DAVID HOWELL, EDMONTON JOURNAL

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has turned

to solar electricity as a source of emergency power

— and to highlight the importance of clean energy.

READ STORY HERE

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UPCOMING

EVENTS

DECEMBER 1-3, 2014

QUEST 2014

WESTIN BAYSHORE, VANCOUVER, BC

OCTOBER 28 – 30, 2014

CANADA 3.0

CALGARY, AB.

The Canadian energy sector has realized a need to increase

the pace of technological innovation.

While the sector continues to grow, there are a number of

challenges on the horizon, including the need to increase

productivity, improve environmental performance and

ensure a stable workforce into the future.

The solution to these problems lies at the intersection of the

technology and energy industries. Currently this intersection

represents an under-developed piece of the energy supply

chain. To address this challenge, Canada 3.0 has partnered

with the Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum (CESCF)

to bring together leaders in both the energy and technology

sectors to discuss innovative ways to help ‘Build the

technology supply chain for the energy industry’.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

NOVEMBER 18 - 19, 2014

APPrO 2014

TORONTO, ON

Join the Conference for two days of information sharing

by the industry’s most knowledgeable and expert speakers,

stimulating discussion among the key players and

innovators and prime networking opportunities at hosted

events including the Power Networking Centre!

Cities and communities have a key role to play in energy!

Get in to the action by joining QUEST’s vast network at

QUEST2014: Innovation to Implementation. How are

the latest technology, program, and policy innovations

helping us to advance smart energy communities?

And how stakeholders overcome the barriers and get to

implementation?

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

DECEMBER 8 - 9, 2014

SOLAR CANADA

TORONTO, ON

This year’s Solar Canada is expected to be the largest and

most influential event yet, with more than 3,000 attendees

and 200 exhibitors expected, taking advantage of the

unique opportunity to share knowledge, to experience

advancements in solar energy policy, and to network with

colleagues and stakeholders from around the country

and the world. Solar energy professionals, practitioners,

stakeholders and advocates should not miss this key event.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

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SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER


KUDOS

FEBRUARY 25 – 27, 2015

World Sustainable Energy

Days

WELS, AUSTRIA.

The World Sustainable Energy Days are one of the largest

annual conferences in this field in Europe, offering a

unique combination of events on sustainable energy.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

APRIL 27 – 28, 2015

CanWEA Western Forum

CanSIA President & CEO John

Gorman is honoured as one of

Canada’s 2015 Clean 50

“The Clean50 come from a broad array of

backgrounds, such that only a few individuals are able

to be recognized within any given category. To be one

of them is truly indicative of industry and personal

leadership in that category

John leads a team whose

sole mission is to advance

the use of solar energy

across Canada. He has

transformed CanSIA

into a member-focused,

financially healthy

organization and powerful

advocate for solar energy.

VISIT CANSIA.CA

VANCOUVER, BC.

Join the CanWEA Wester Forum in oin in Vancouver

to explore wind energy development opportunities in

Western Canada.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

BUSINESS

OPPORTUNITIES

DEC is also looking for project

financing partners in solar, CHP

and hydro.

SEPTEMBER 24 & 25, 2015

BANFF VENTURE FORUM

2015

BANFF, AB.

If you are interested on this,

please contact us.

info@deassociation.ca

(403) 210 5374

DEC works to connect its

members with business

opportunities

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

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DEC

Decentralised Energy Canada

Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC)

is a national, non-profit technology

accelerator.

Our Vision

A sustainable energy future where

affordable, efficient, and reliable

DE technologies are deployed in

community driven markets and

enabled by progressive policies and

legislation.

BENEFITS OF

MEMBERSHIP

National and international

networking opportunities

Access to international markets

A higher profile for your company

Substantial discounts at our events

and events hosted by our broad

& diverse network of affiliates

Direct input into

policy submissions

Pre-qualification for Innovation

to Commercialisation

Program services

ONLINE

MEMBERSHIP

APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

WANT TO LEARN MORE

ABOUT US?

VISIT DEASSOCIATION.CA

HAVE QUESTIONS?

EMAIL US

Thanks to all our members for their

continuing support.

PARTNER AFFILIATES

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Alberta

Association of Power Producers of Ontario, Ontario

Biogas Association, Ontario

Canadian American Business Council, Alberta

Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Corporation, Alberta

Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, Quebec

Canadian Institute of Forestry, Ontario

Canadian Solar Industries Association, Ontario

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity, Alberta

Cybera, Alberta

Innovate Calgary, Alberta

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), Ontario

Petroleum Technology Association of Canada, Alberta

Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST), Ontario

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, British Columbia

CORPORATE AFFILIATES

AgriPower Inc, US

AOE Canada, British Columbia

Aquatera Utilities Inc., Alberta

Benoit & Cote, Quebec

Bert Dreyer, Alberta

Bob Hawkesworth, Alberta

Bob Mick, Alberta

Capital Power Corporation, Alberta

Carbon Credit Solutions, Alberta

Ceetol Systems Inc, Saskatchewan

Corvus Global Technologies, Alberta

David Horsley, Alberta

DX3 Enterprises Ltd., Alberta

Eguana Technologies Inc., Alberta

ENMAX Corporation, Alberta

European Power Systems Ltd, Ontario

e-Zn Inc, Ontario

Frans Diepstraten, Alberta

Fraser & Company, Ontario

GE Energy, Canada

Goose Creek Renewable Energy Inc., Alberta

Government of the Northwest Territories, NT

Husky Energy Inc., Alberta

INSOIL Canada Ltd, Alberta

ipXtraction, Quebec

IRIS Environmental Systems Inc., Alberta

Kineticor Resource Corp, Alberta

Lakeland College, Alberta

MHG Systems, Finland

Milton Kiehlbauch, Alberta

NuEnergy Group Inc., Alberta

Portfire Associates, Alberta

RER, Renewable Energy Research, Quebec

Rocky Mountain Power, Alberta

Scott McGregor, Alberta

Simple Solar Heating Ltd, Alberta

Skeena Energy Solutions, British Columbia

SkyFire Energy, Alberta

Sky Hunter Corp, Alberta

Solar Snow, Alberta

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta

Starland County, Alberta

SuperSHELL Homes Corp, Ontario

The Prasino Group, Alberta

Town of Black Diamond, Alberta

Trover Solutions Ltd, Alberta

VA Angels, Alberta

WastAway Services Canada Inc., Alberta

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