November 2018

Tour of the Avalon Battery Manufacturing Facility

Hosted by the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division

Status: Registration is now closed. Please email event coordinator for seat availability.
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 1445 Powell St. Vancouver, BC V5L 1G8

Matt Harper, P.Eng.
Chief Product Officer, Avalon Battery Corporation

Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20.00 + GST = $21.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact Leya Behra, P.Eng. at [email protected]
Note: The entry fee includes a beverage of your choice at Andina Brewing. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive. Please bring government issued ID for security purposes. Street parking is available from 6:00 PM.
What is the role of advanced battery technologies to develop revolutionary industrial and commercial products? What technologies support which applications and how do they support market transformation to energy efficiency and lower carbon economy? Participate in a presentation and facilitated tour to gain insight into these questions and network with fellow professionals from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division.

The EERED (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division) of the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC is hosting a tour of Avalon Battery Corporation on Powell Street in East Vancouver, followed by a social gathering at Andina Brewing.

The evening will feature a presentation on the role of batteries for energy storage followed by a tour of the Avalon Battery manufacturing facility on Powell Street in East Vancouver.  The presentation and the tour will be hosted by Matt Harper, P.Eng. the Chief Product Officer at Avalon Battery, and former VP of Products and Marketing at Prudent Energy.

The tour and presentation will last about an hour, after which we will adjourn to Andina Brewing next door for an opportunity to socialize, meet other members of EERED, and the members of the Executive Committee.

There will be a quiz based on the presentation and the tour with prizes for the first correct answer, and also some draw prizes for lucky participants. The entry fee includes a beverage of your choice at Andina Brewing.

Join us for an interesting evening and an opportunity to learn about the innovative work being conducted in the area of energy storage which is an essential component of the efficient use of electrical energy as we advance to a more sustainable and energy efficient future.


  • 6:00 PM-6:15 PM: Registration and networking
  • 6:15 PM-7:15 PM: Presentation and tour of the facility
  • 7:15 PM-8:00 PM: Social gathering at Andina Brewing




Matt Harper, P.Eng., is a clean-tech entrepreneur and product developer. His expertise is in using advanced technologies to develop revolutionary industrial and commercial products; his passion is in helping companies adopt those products to build sustainable, profitable businesses. His career spans pioneering work in electrical energy storage, wastewater treatment, hydrogen generation and fuel cell vehicles. Matt's holistic approach to industrial technology development balances technical and operations development with commercial, organizational and operational lifecycle characteristics. Matt holds a master's degree in management and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is the inventor of several patents related to industrial technology.


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