MNA 4th Annual Business Mixer Seminar: Imagining the Future of Energy in Alberta

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Métis Nation of Alberta invites our members, friends, and industry partners to join us for an exciting seminar on the morning of our 4th Annual Provincial Business Mixer. The seminar will feature presentations by 3D Energy and Solaré.

Alberta is at a crossroads regarding the future of energy production and these two dynamic presenters will help illustrate the way forward. All are invited to take part in the seminar, however, due to limited seating, participants are asked to RSVP by March 20th.


Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Place: The Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre
11834 Kingsway Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 9 AM – 11:30 AM
RSVP to Katie Suvanto at or 780-455-2200 ext. 235



Presentation: The value of energy efficiency assessments for businesses

Energy efficiency can be a hidden source of revenue through cost savings. This presentation will focus on the steps taken to conduct an energy efficiency assessment for a business. Specific examples of energy efficiency and renewable energy applications will be covered with a specific focus on their economic justification.

More about 3D Energy: 3D Energy is an engineering consulting firm with a specific focus on energy audits, modeling, and energy-code compliance. 3D Energy staff is made up of Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Managers, LEED experts, Certified Engineering Technologists, and a growing amount of energy engineers. Services offered include: Energy modeling, energy auditing, energy code compliance, green building certification, energy education and training, TAME+ funding, virtual design and construction, and AICEP/AISP funding programs. 3D has partnered with over 14 municipalities and counties, completing over 25 projects.  3D also has longstanding partnerships with Lakeland College, NAIT, and the University of Alberta. Recently, 3D Energy has begun energy audits with Fishing Lake Métis Settlement. 




Presentation: Making the Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewables.

Solaré was a venture born out of the ashes of an oilfield company sale in  2013, when Brothers Rik and Jay Kaminsky, still wanting to be involved in the energy industry, turned their focus on renewable energy in the form of Solar PV. With the addition of other opportunities in LED lighting technologies, energy bill auditing, and energy retailing, Solaré became much more than a solar company in a very short time. This presentation will focus on the transition of this former oil and gas business into a business based on opportunities in solar PV and energy efficiency. 

More about Solaré: Located in Spruce Grove, and servicing Western Canada, Solaré Distributors is a distributor of LED lighting and solar PV equipment. Solaré effectively reduces high energy costs by fixing power bills by performing power bill audits, changing out your inefficient lighting with LED Lighting, and adding solar PV Solutions to harness free energy. Solaré is currently working with several First Nations and Métis Settlements for both energy Audits and community solar projects.