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Marine Renewable Energy – Invited Speaker and Dinner Event

April 18, 2012
5:30 pmto8:30 pm

The IEEE Canada Atlantic Section Oceanic Engineering Society chapter, along with the newly formed Eta Kappa Nu Student Honors Society chapter wish to invite you to attend the following event.

Title of Talk: Marine Renewable Energy – Building an Industry
Speaker: Mr. James Taylor
President of Quadrule Services Inc.
(Formerly with Nova Scotia Power)
Time: 5:30pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Place: 44 North, Main Lobby Level
Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel
1919 upper Water Street, Halifax
Dinner: Dinner will follow the presentation, registration is required
Local Contact: Lauren Haley ( and
Ferial El-Hawary (
RSVP by: Friday, April 13 to Lauren Haley ( and Ferial El-Hawary (
Cost: $25 for IEEE members
$35 for non-IEEE members
$10 for IEEE student members
$18 for non-IEEE student members
Payment: Cheque or Cash at the door.
(Receipts will be provided.)


The talk will consist of:

  • MRE definition
  • History and Lessons Learned
  • Technology Road Map for MRE
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunity
  • Implementation of TRM MRE

The talk will be about 40 minutes and 20 minutes for discussion.

About the Speaker:

James led many of the efforts of NS Power in transforming their power generation away from carbon based fuel sources and exploring renewable options including tidal energy as well as carbon capture and storage, to lead to a more balanced portfolio. Partially as a result of those efforts, while energy demand increased, NS Power was able to reduce GHG emissions by 13 per cent.

Tidal / Marine Renewable Energy offers Canada a unique leadership opportunity, and James chaired development of the Technology Roadmap for Marine Renewable Energy for Canada due to be released shortly. He also chaired the Canadian subcommittee for the creation of marine energy standards and the Air Issues committee for the Canadian Electricity Association. He has been a member of the Board of the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) and currently sits on the Board of the Carbon Capture and Storage Research Coalition for Nova Scotia (CCSNS) and the Commercial Advisory Committee for Atlantic Hydrogen (AHI) along with the Social-Economic Sub-Committee of the Fundy Energy Research Network (FERN).

James retired from NS Power in August, 2011 and is currently President of Quadrule Services Inc., a company providing strategic advice on electricity generation issues with a focus on transformation.

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