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The role of Natural Gas in Ontario's Energy Transition. October 3, 2023. 8:30am - 10:30 am. Located at First Canadian Place.

The Role of Natural Gas in Ontario’s Energy Transition

The Role of Natural Gas in Ontario’s Energy Transition

Location: First Canadian Place, Suite 350

Ontario is currently in process of procuring natural gas to help meet the provinces growing electricity shortfalls. A recent report by the Independent Electricity System Operator warns that phasing out gas-fired plants before 2030 would result in rotating blackouts and higher electricity bills. Meanwhile, natural gas is enabling new technologies such as gas-fired hydrogen, fuel blending, and carbon capture and storage (CCS) to reduce emissions from hard-to-abate industries like steel and cement.

As Ontario maps out pathways to decarbonization, this event will unpack fundamental questions around the role of natural gas in Ontario’s energy transition and opportunities around CCS.

Speakers Include:

Rocco Rossi – President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Sarah Petrevan – Vice President, Sustainability, Cement Association of Canada

Mark Cameron – Vice-President External Relations, Pathways Alliance

Hon. Tony Valeri, Decarbonization Investment Project Team – Funding and Government Relations, ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Jim Redford – VP Energy Services, Enbridge Gas Inc

Dr. Josipa Petrunic – President and CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Moderated by: Bonnie Hiltz -Vice President and Energy Practice Group Lead, Sussex Strategy

October 3, 2023 8:30 AM