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Ask the Experts: Energy Management with St. Albert and Cochrane

February 25, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Ask the experts about Energy Management. Meet St. Albert’s Cassie Kupsch & Cochrane’s Devin LaFleche at our first-ever virtual open house.

About this Event

Meet municipal energy managers from St. Albert and Cochrane at our first-ever virtual open house on February 25. Ask about their Municipal Energy Manager roles, network with Action Centre staff and other attendees.

We’ll talk to the two municipal energy managers’ about their results after completing one year of the Municipal Energy Manager program. Then, we’ll break out into smaller groups for a question period.

You’ll be able to:

  • Ask questions to the energy managers and our staff.
  • Learn about the Municipal Energy Manager Program.
  • Hear about the energy managers” climate mitigation planning, projects they completed, and what savings they have created for their municipalities.
  • See how they will continue to reduce emissions in their second year.

Cassie Kupsch’s Biography

As the City of St. Albert’s Municipal Energy Specialist, Cassie Kupsch supports renewable energy and energy efficiency-related projects to advance the City’s GHG reduction goals and realize cost savings for the City. Cassie holds an M.Eng. in Clean Energy Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and is registered with the Association of Energy Engineers as an Energy Manager In-Training.

Devin LaFleche’s Biography

Devin LaFleche graduated from McGill’s Master of Urban Planning program in 2018. His research at McGill in collaboration with the City of Calgary focused on Quality Outcome Management in the planning process. As Transit Coordinator for the Town of Cochrane, he led the design and implementation of COLT (Cochrane On-demand Local Transit), North America’s first fully on-demand stop-to-stop local transit service. The COLT service addressed key issues of service cost, coverage and span, while assuring flexibility so the service could be adjusted based on the needs of the community. As Sustainability & Transit Coordinator, Devin oversees the operation of COLT as well as the management of the Town’s renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. His new sustainability role has led to the implementation of significant consumption reduction measures across the organization, which have resulted in real savings and progressive change for the Town of Cochrane.

Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre was founded in 2009 as a collaborative initiative of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta. We deliver funding, technical assistance, and education to help Alberta municipalities, school authorities and non-profits advance actions that lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve climate resilience.