Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative focus of international discussion Thursday

Guelph, On, Friday, May 10, 2013 – On Thursday, May 16, the City of Guelph and Guelph Hydro will host a Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue workshop to discuss community energy projects and the impact they have on economic development.

The half-day session is an opportunity for a select group of policy makers, municipal leaders, energy experts and academics from Canada, Germany and the United States to exchange ideas and learn from leading communities that have successfully adopted:

  • Renewable energy
  • Green transportation technologies
  • Energy conservation programs including low-energy use communities
  • Energy efficient building standards and initiatives
  • Community-based energy projects as catalysts for economic development
  • District energy systems

Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue

Mayor Karen Farbridge, City of Guelph
Barry Chuddy, CEO, Guelph Hydro Inc.
Colin Andersen, CEO, Ontario Power Authority

Cutten Fields, 190 College Avenue East, Guelph N1H 6L3

Thursday, May 16, 2013
8:30 a.m. – Keynote speech – Mayor Karen Farbridge
Noon – Closing remarks – Colin Anderson
12:30 p.m. – Interviews and photo opportunity

Twitter hashtags for this event are: #TUCD and #Guelph.

For more information

Rob Kerr
Corporate Manager, Community Energy
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2079

Sandy Manners
Director, Corporate Communications
Guelph Hydro Inc.
226-218-0157 (cell)