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Decentralised Energy Canada's president to headline Lakeland's GEDO event

Anouk Kendall, president of Decentralised Energy Canada, is the keynote speaker at Green Energy Doors Open at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus on Nov. 4.

“Anouk will be discussing the trends that are transforming the energy sector. She is one of North America’s leading authorities on decentralized energy so we know it’s going to be a very informative presentation,” says Mal Dissanayake, dean of Lakeland’s School of Environmental Sciences.

Kendall’s 1 pm presentation is one of many activities planned for Green Energy Doors Open. The event runs from 9:30 am - 4 pm at the college’s Crop Research and BioEnergy Building at the Research Centre on the west side of campus. There is no cost to attend.

“We also have guest speakers discussing elements of the Alberta solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate program, the On-Farm Energy Management program, and the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program. And Lakeland’s Rob Baron, a researcher and instructor in our renewable energy and conservation program, will discuss the economics of grid-tied solar PV, introducing the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s online solar cost calculator that researchers at Lakeland helped develop,” says Ben Sey, dean of Lakeland’s School of Energy.

Visitors to the Green Energy Doors Open event can also explore tour stations at the Research Centre, and chat with vendors showcasing services and energy efficient products. Students from the veterinary medical assistant club are hosting a barbecue from 11:30 am until 1 pm. Lunch is free but donations are appreciated as the students are raising funds for field trips.

Dissanayake says this is the fourth year Lakeland has hosted a Green Energy Doors Open event. “We see this event as a way to increase awareness of and generate discussion on green energy initiatives in our region and throughout Alberta. It’s also an avenue for us to share information on the renewable energy research and programming taking place at Lakeland.”

For the schedule of events including presentation start times, visit lakelandcollege.ca/gedo. The Research Centre is located at the junction of Highway 16 and Range Road 70.
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