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Panel: How can we prepare our communities & businesses for a zero-emission vehicle future?

March 9 @ 12:00 - 13:00


Join us on Wednesday March 9th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for the Panel: “How can we prepare our communities & businesses for a zero-emission vehicle future?” happening virtually over Zoom.

Transportation is a significant source of GHG emissions in the Bow Valley. In Canmore, transportation accounted for 40% of the community’s GHG emissions in 2015 (Town of Canmore Climate Action Plan, December 2018), and in Banff, transportation accounted for 58% of emissions (Town of Banff Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap, December 2019).

This Panel event will highlight the opportunities for innovations and actions towards preparing for a zero-emissions future in the Bow Valley.

Yichao Chen – Sustainable Infrastructure Engineer, City of Calgary
Micheal Simone – Manager Operations Engineering, Fortis
Meghan Lohmann – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Community Energy Association
Waverley Birch – Local EV Owner & Activist, @tozerotogether

William York, Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta

Topics this Panel will cover include:

  • How fast will zero emission vehicles be adopted in Canada? What opportunities exist for business owners/commercial developers to be EV ready?
  • What does grid-readiness for zero emission vehicles look like? How do we ensure that when new developments are planned that the infrastructure for ZEVs and ZEV charging to the neighbourhood/community gets put in place (i.e. shallow utility network and cables)?
  • What are some of the challenges and solutions for EV charging infrastructure being installed in existing Bow Valley multi-family dwellings and commercial developments?
  • What are the policy options decision makers need to consider related to community charging? funding and finance opportunities for ZEVs and associated charging infrastructure

Please register in advance for this free webinar here: 

If you are unable to attend this webinar, it will also be recorded and uploaded to our Youtube and Facebook, for viewing after the event.

This event is being put together by the the Bow Valley Climate Action Society, thanks to gracious funding from the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, the Town of Banff, and the Town of Canmore.


March 9
12:00 - 13:00


Canmore, Alberta


Bow Valley Climate Action
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