Canadian Hydropower Association

Canadian Hydropower Association

November 02, 2009 07:00 ET

MEDIA INVITATION: Clean Hydropower Powers the Economy Featured in Two-Day Conference

Ottawa hosts the 10th Forum on Hydropower

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2009) -

Attention News/Assignment Editors

Media are invited to attend the 10th Forum on Hydropower, November 3-4, 2009, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Organised by the Canadian Hydropower Association, the annual event focuses this year on hydropower's role in economic growth and development while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases and pollution. High-level speakers will address such issues as energy trends with Aboriginal communities and hydropower sales and carbon trading.

A panel discussion on opportunities for low-emitting energies will be facilitated by Johanne Gelinas, specialist on corporate responsibility and sustainability at Deloitte. The panellists are: Elizabeth McDonald, Canadian Solar Industries Association; Jean-Francois Nolet, Canadian Wind Energy Association; Claudia Lemieux, Canadian Nuclear Association; and John Murphy, Ontario Power Generation.

Date: Nov. 3 & 4, 2009

Place: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
Laurier Room

- Real Laporte, President, Hydro-Quebec Equipement
- Robert Brennan, President and CEO, Manitoba Hydro
- Jean Simon, President, Primary Metal-North America, Rio Tinto Alcan
- James B. Robb, Senior Vice-President, Northeast Utilities
- Bob McDonald, Host of CBC's Quirks and Quarks
- Ted Moses, Former Grand Chief of the Crees
- Leon Bitton, Vice-President, Montreal Stock Exchange
- Stephane Bertrand, Executive Director, World Energy Congress Montreal 2010
- John Kim Bell, Partner, Bell & Bernard

For the complete program, visit

An annual conference organized by the Canadian Hydropower Association, the Forum on Hydropower is an eco-friendly and carbon neutral event certified by Planetair.

Contact Information

  • Media interested in attending, please contact:
    Canadian Hydropower Association
    Gabrielle Collu
    514 943-6557