Program

Energy transition is one of the most urgent and complex challenges on the path to Canada’s resilient economic future, with significant electricity expansion being central to our success. Through the theme “Powerful Synergies for our Electric Future,” the 2022 Canadian Waterpower Week will explore the power of collaboration between businesses and technologies, energy resources and regions, and projects and people to maximize opportunities and minimize risks. We’re thrilled to have industry leaders and seasoned experts exploring where opportunities for cooperation exist, to accelerate progress toward our electric future.

Please note all times are presented in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and all sessions are presented in English.

The Conference and Trade Show will take place in Toronto, ON, at The Westin Harbour Castle.

The program is subject to change at WaterPower Canada’s discretion.

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Continuous Education Workshop

3:00pm – 7:00pm

Registration Open

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WaterPower Canada Member Meetings, and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fisheries and Regulatory Committee (exclusive to Committee Members)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Electricity Decarbonization Committee (exclusive to Committee Members)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Policy & Strategy Advisory Council (exclusive to Advisory Council Members)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Indigenous Relations Advisory Council (exclusive to Advisory Council Members)

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

WaterPower Canada AGM (all WPC Members welcome)

6:00pm – 7:00pm

WaterPower Canada Welcome Reception (exclusive to WPC Corporate Members)

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast (sponsored by Ontario Power Generation)

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Welcome to the 2022 Canadian Waterpower Week

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Opening Keynote Address: The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change (pending confirmation)

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Launch of “Powered by Water: Vision 2035”

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Opening Plenary | Industry Leaders in Conversation

10:30 am – 11:15 pm

Networking Break & Visit the Trade Show (sponsored by Manitoba Hydro)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A) The Theory and Practice of Net Zero Energy Systems
B) Assessing Hydropower Refurbishment and Redevelopment Potential in Canada

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Plenary Luncheon (sponsored by Peter Kiewit Sons ULC)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking Break & Visit the Trade Show

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A) Growing the Role of Indigenous Businesses in the Electricity Sector
B) Assessing Pumped Storage Hydro Potential in Canada

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Networking Break & Visit the Trade Show

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A) Progress on Regional Collaboration for Electricity Decarbonization
B) Success Factors for Delivery of Major Construction Projects

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Networking Break & Visit the Trade Show

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Canadian Waterpower Week Gala Dinner and Reception (sponsored by Andritz)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presentation of the Woman of Hydropower Award in partnership with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)

Gala Dinner  |  An evening with Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield
Astronaut and first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Plenary Breakfast: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A) Technical Session
B) Technical Session

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Networking Break & Visit the Trade Show

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A) Technical Session
B) Technical Session

12:00 pm – 13:00 pm

Closing Plenary Luncheon (sponsored by Hydro-Québec)