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Technical Speaker Series #4: The Evolution of Technology in Power Generation – Emerging Tech

March 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MST

Presented by CEATI

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Join us for an insightful presentation hosted by CEATI (The Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation)! This virtual event will cover some of the new technologies under development within the utility industry that will assist in the move towards decarbonization. In this session, the speakers will provide a broad look at what a low-carbon economy entails and how this will affect the utility sector. A few solutions will be explored, including hydrogen as an alternative fuel, carbon capture on thermal plants, and helping remote communities move away from diesel fuels.

Guest Speakers:

Main Presenter: Alexandra Sammons is part of the Membership Programming team at CEATI, an organization that provides electric utilities with the knowledge and tools to help solve their most challenging needs. Alexandra’s portfolio includes Energy & Integration Strategy, Asset Management, and Hydropower. Before CEATI, Alexandra studied Neuroscience at Concordia University in Montreal. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Alexandra’s interest in renewable energies and the environment led her to work for CEATI. In her free time, you can find Alexandra enjoying the outdoors with friends and family, or hanging out at home with her hedgehog.

Co-presenter: Lizzie Smith is currently the Head of Marketing at CEATI International. She joined CEATI in 2010 as a program coordinator on 3 of CEATI’s technical interest groups focused on thermal generation, energy and integration strategy, and demand side management. In 2012, she began working on CEATI’s hydro-focused technical interest groups, and from 2018 to July 2021, she was the Program Manager for CEATI’s groups focused on dam safety, hydropower plant equipment, and hydropower operations and planning. Lizzie was one of the co-founders of the CEATI Women in Power program back in 2017 and co-founded CEATI’s Young Professionals Group in 2019. She still works on both programs and is passionate about advocacy and progression within the electric industry.