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Engineering and Innovation: an Inseparable Pair

August 22, 2013
9:00 amto10:00 am

The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Power and Energy Society/Industry Applications Society Joint Chapter wish to invite you to the following presentation taking place in conjunction with the Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) 2013 (

Title of Talk: Engineering and Innovation: an Inseparable Pair
Industry Sponsors: Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI)
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am, Thursday, August 22, 2013
Place: Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax
Cost: Free


The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section is hosting the 2013 Electrical Power Engineering Conference (EPEC) at the Marriot Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mr. Rob Bennett, P.Eng, Executive VP and COO of Emera Inc. will be making a keynote address to the conference as the opening session.

Behind every innovation, regardless of industry, there are dedicated engineers putting in months or years of research and effort. These people don’t always get the credit they deserve and progress is simply impossible without innovators willing to put their ideas forth.

Mr. Bennett will highlight the vital role that engineers play in the development and realization of innovative projects and will tie this discussion in with innovations in renewable energy at Emera and Nova Scotia Power in areas such as Tidal, Wind, and Natural Gas.

Invited Speaker:

Rob Bennett was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera in January 2013. He previously served as President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power Inc. since June 2008, after holding the position of Executive Vice President of Revenue and Sustainability.

Rob began his career with Nova Scotia Power in 1988. Before rejoining Nova Scotia Power in September 2007, Rob served for two years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bangor Hydro Electric Company in Maine.

Rob serves on the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Community College, and is a Director of the Energy Council of Canada, and of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs.

Rob is a graduate from St. Francis Xavier University and holds an engineering degree from Dalhousie University (DalTech).

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