Vancouver

2 days / 12 talks
Transformation through Electrification

November 26-28

Day 1

11:00AM-12:00PM
Plenary 3

New Load: Opportunity in Cryptocurrency, Data Farms & Export

What do cryptocurrency mining, data servers and California’s SB100 all have in common? They demand more clean, non-emitting renewable energy sources.

As the landscape changes, demand for energy increases. New industries are popping up and could potentially have large environmental impacts if their energy source is not taken into consideration. Hosting cryptocurrency mining operations is a very energy-intensive process, and there are many proponents looking to set up shop right here in BC. Data is also a large commodity that is continuously growing. Data server farms are searching for cleaner options to power their operations. How do IPPs fit into this equation?

California recently announced SB100, committing the world’s fifth largest economy to 100% renewable energy by 2045. What does this senate bill mean for BC’s energy producers? Join us to discuss the export opportunities across the 49th parallel, as well as opportunities over the Rockies to Alberta.


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Karen Tam-Wu

Karen is the managing director for British Columbia at the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think-tank.

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