March 2015

APEGBC Okanagan Branch Tour and Dinner Presentation: Spider Agile

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Please arrive promptly at 5:00 pm for this event.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability, please contact [email protected]
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM: Okanagan Branch Spider Agile Tour
Location: Spider Agile Technology 2821 Fenwick Road Kelowna, BC V1X 5E4
Presenter: Malcolm Metcalfe, P.Eng.
Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Enbala Power Networks
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20 for APEGBC professional members and guests
$15 for APEGBC Student members and EIT/GIT's

Any proceeds from this event will go towards the Okanagan Branch Scholarship which supports UBCO Engineering and Geoscience students.
Join the Okanagan Branch for an informative tour of Spider Agile Technologies, a leader in sustainable, adaptable modular electrical distribution systems.

Following the tour, Spider Agile will be hosting a buffet style dinner and presentation by Malcolm Metcalfe entitled "Our Changing Electrical Grid: Where are the Engineers?" Please click below for more details about this event.

Event Schedule:
5:00 - 5:15 pm  - Registration
5:15 - 6:00 pm - Buffet Dinner (Graciously provided by Spider Agile)
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Tour of Spider Agile
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A

Presentation Description:
In the past, planning of an electric grid was done almost completely by engineers - and then approved by the regulators or government. Changing times and priorities have led to change, as governments and stakeholders have taken a major role in setting targets. The results are leading to some significant changes. Malcolm Metcalfe, P.Eng., will present some technical background on this evolution, which in itself is quite interesting, and will show some of the results.

Presenter Background
Malcolm Metcalfe, P.Eng.
Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Enbala Power Networks

Malcolm Metcalfe, P. Eng., LVO, is a Professional Engineer with close to 40 years of experience in energy and related systems. He is responsible for staying current on the energy market and developing innovative solutions to maximize its efficiency and reliability.
Malcolm has worked in a variety of management positions for BC Hydro, Shell Canada and CP/Canadian Airlines. In 1999, he set up a consulting business and later founded ENBALA. Malcolm was named in the Queen's Birthday Honors List for 1999 and was inducted as a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in October 1999. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, he holds a BASc and MASc in Electrical Engineering, with the latter specialized in Power Systems.

Please register for this event before March 17, 2015 so we can best predict our catering needs.
If you have any questions about this event please contact [email protected]

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