Dan Balaban

President and CEO, Greengate Power

Alberta based renewable energy developments are particularly difficult to finance,  as there are no supporting, government backed power purchase contracts.  Despite this, Dan and team persevered, and Greengate has successfully developed 450 MW of operating wind projects, including most recently, the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge, which is Western Canada’s largest, representing nearly $1 billion of investments in wind energy,  expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20,000,000 tonnes over 25 years and provide a clean source of power to approximately 200,000 homes. To overcome the financing obstacles, Dan, most creatively, worked with California regulators in a first-ever transaction to sell Canadian green power credits to PG&E of California. Learn more about Dan...  ca.linkedin.com/pub/dan-balaban/63/878/151

John Gorman

President & CEO, Canadian Solar Industries' Association

John leads a team whose sole mission is to advance the use of solar energy across Canada. He has transformed CanSIA into a member-focused, financially healthy organization and powerful advocate for solar energy, created a national network of over 200 youth and emerging leader informed advocates for the cause, returned organization to sustained profitability, and delivered a national speaking series inspiring consumers to become producers of green energy. In the process he secured a role for CanSIA as Canada’s representative on the International Energy Agency and helped to develop solar markets in Ontario and Alberta. To view his TED Talk - "The Prosumer Revolution - Becoming Masters of Our Electricity Future" please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=637R4Mscr_g Learn more about John... ca.linkedin.com/in/johnarthurgorman