Energy Talks Registration

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 12:00PM AST

With climate change in focus, the energy landscape is gradually moving towards clean energy options. This is further helped along by dropping costs, advancing technologies, increasing efficiencies and rising capital flows. In this informative webinar, we will discuss some of the recent financing trends and prevalent funding models within the clean energy sector. We will also discuss how to effectively model your clean energy project to determine project pricing, customer savings, and investment returns.


Rohit Nerurkar, Consultant


Reaching net zero emissions in the buildings sector will require massive change in the systems we use to heat and cool our spaces. With a clean electric grid, heat pumps can be a part of the solution here but we will need other energy sources to back them up in the cold winter months. Using hybrid heating systems we can develop an integrated energy system that leverages the strengths of both grids to better meet our building energy needs and our emission reduction goals.

Jordan MacNeil, Business Development Manager, Heritage Gas Limited
Farzin Rad, Sr. Advisor, Commercial / Industrial Technology and Development, Enbridge Gas Inc.

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 12:00PM AST


In this interactive and informative session, learn how Energy sector companies can utilize non-dilutive solutions by maximizing Government funded initiatives. You will learn:

  • How to navigate Government funding for your company
  • How to utilize venture debt for tech entrepreneurs in the Energy tech space
  • How to maximize on non-dilutive funding
  • Potential non-dilutive funding options currently available
  • An overview of eligible activities, projects, and spend related to the Energy sector that could be available for funding
  • OKR Financial, our added value, and how we can help you


Bhavik Chauhan, VP Business Development and Marketing

WEDNESDAY April 14, 2021- 2:00PM AST


Mike Kelland is CEO of Planetary Hydrogen, a Nova Scotia company with a technology that makes hydrogen while removing carbon from the air and restoring the ocean’s chemistry.

Planetary Hydrogen will make money by not only selling hydrogen for clean fuel, but also by selling offsets for the carbon it captures. The company has already secured Shopify as a customer for its offsets, and with the global carbon offset market predicted to grow at its current rapid rate, Mike is feeling pretty confident in his current business model. Clean energy, a clean ocean, and revenue generation? Pretty impressive!

But Mike’s certainly learned a lot along the way. Join him on April 14 so he can share some of that knowledge, telling you how he built his company, how the carbon markets work, and how offsets can lead to financial return.


Mike Kelland, CEO, Planetary Hydrogen

WEDNESDAY April 14, 2021- 3:00PM AST


Is your company developing or interested in developing products or innovations that help protect our environment? Are you looking for insights into the IP landscape for the clean tech sector? This webinar will outline what to consider when developing an IP strategy with a focus on the clean tech sector, to help you extract value from your IP, protect your business from competitors and gain a competitive advantage.

Are you interested in learning more about intellectual property and clean technologies? For more information and resources, visit

Catherine Vardy
Intellectual Property Advisor – Atlantic

WEDNESDAY April 28, 2021- 1:30PM AST


Are you an innovator? Regardless if you are working from your home, an academic in a university lab or a scientist in a small or a major corporation, the Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. The program includes several elements that promote collaboration between innovators, provides developmental resources and provides opportunities to interact with the Department of National Defence’s science and military members. This webinar will provide an overview of the IDEaS program and discuss the program elements including: Competitive Projects, Innovation Networks, Sandboxes, Contests and Test Drives.

April 27, 2021 12:00 pm AST

Speaker:  Jacynthe Quesnel, Outreach Officer
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises – Atlantic Region
Public Services and Procurement Canada / Government of Canada