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Introducing our regional energy modeling event series
16 May 2024, Calgary, Canada

Embark on a transformative journey where energy industry pioneers from the region will converge for a day of unparalleled insights

Dive into the intricate world of power and gas solutions on Energy Exemplar's PLEXOS and Aurora platforms and discover how it holds the key to unlocking essential data to navigate and make strategic decisions in the dynamic energy landscape.

Join us to 'Xplore' how leading businesses are already leveraging power and gas solutions and simulation for over 80 different use cases including day-ahead price forecasting, long-term energy investments, sustainability strategies, and the transition to Net Zero. Expect inspiring presentations and discussions, as well as 1:1 consultations. Talks include transformative impact of PLEXOS  and Aurora working together, Gas fundamentals, supply chain optimization, Power and gas/hydrogen Analysis and a dynamic panel discussion.

Connect with pioneers and thought leaders during networking breaks and a special reception. Whether you're a manager making critical decisions, relaying energy insights in your company, or a researcher exploring advanced energy modelling, Xcelerate Xplore Calgary 2024 is your exclusive opportunity to gain invaluable insights, forge meaningful connections, and be at the forefront of energy innovation. Secure your spot now to redefine the trajectory of your business in the dynamic world of energy modelling. Don't miss this chance to reshape how you view and navigate the energy future.

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Event Agenda

We have packed a full day filled with Hands-on PLEXOS demonstrations, networking and user case study presentations.

Don't forget to join the conversation on social media via #XcelerateXplore

Registration & Breakfast

Room: Foyer
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Bradley Hay, Sales Director
Energy Exemplar

Welcome to Xcelerate Xplore Calgary

A warm welcome to Xplore Calgary by Bradley Hay, Sales Director at Energy Exemplar.


Room: TBC
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Carlos Romero, Principle Technical Sales Soultion
Energy Exemplar

Introducing Energy Exemplar & Product Overview

Carlos Romero; Principle Technical Sales Solution, will give an overview of the event and introduce Energy Exemplar and the PLEXOS/Auroa platform.

Room: TBC
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Adam Gaffney - Manager, Generation Forecasting & Resource Adequacy

Overview of the Changing Regulatory & Technology Landscape; Decarbonization Policy, Electrification & Technological Adaptation

This presentation will discuss the changes and the need to accurately model technological and regulatory dynamics has become paramount.
Room: TBC
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Rob Homer, Senior Product Manager
Energy Exemplar

Sector Coupling & The Hydrogen Economy

Why are the gas and power markets coming closer together?  This presentation delves into the reason these historically disconnected markets are aligning and what to expect from this alignment.  PLEXOS is an approach to modelling these previously disconnected systems and we will look at some basic demonstration models to understand how this can be achieved.  The presentation will also delve into hydrogen and how it’s emergence will potentially augment the natural gas markets in the near term.
Room: TBC

Networking Break

Room: Foyer
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Stuart Mueller - Director

Market Design and Resource Compensation Under Increasing Renewable Penetrations

This presentation will include discussion around how planning, Capacity Expansion and PCM have an important role to play in understanding market evolution.
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Carlos Romero, Principle Technical Solutions
Energy Exemplar

Advanced Modeling and Simulation Applications to Support the Energy Transition

As energy companies navigate through the complexities of the energy transition and rapid decarbonization processes, their executives, analysts and modelers deal with the challenges of modeling and simulating multiple planning and operational scenarios to achieve their ambitious environmental goals while maintaining high reliability standards and lowering energy costs.

Siloed applications, disjoined business workflows and inconsistent data and planning scenarios need to be revamped and integrated. PLEXOS is the world's de-facto energy enterprise platform to model and simulate integrated energy systems across multiple commodities, horizons and markets.  This presentation will focus on the advantages of collaboration, integration, and coordination to optimize advanced energy systems.

Room: TBC

Networking Lunch

Room: Foyer
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Travis Gartner - Generation Forecast Analyst

Adaptation of Carbon Capture Systems in the Alberta Framework

This presentation will discuss methods used to model new and retrofit post-combustion CCS at combined-cycle and cogeneration power stations in Alberta, with a focus on operational parameters and regulatory constructs supporting this transition.
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Brian Fladger - Senior Manager, Energy Consulting & Commercial Analytics

Moving Big Things to Zero Across Boarders

This presentation will show how MAN-ES is leveraging PLEXOS to work with their customers to unlock what their path to decarbonization could look like on their unique journey through the energy transition.
Room: TBC

Networking Break

Room: Foyer
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Chad Ayers - Sr. Market Simulation Analyst

Modeling Hydrogen Production Costs & Hydrogen Fired Generation Applications from the Perspective of the Alberta Integrated Electric System

This presentation will focus on the costs expected of blue and green hydrogen in Alberta with a view of application in the power sector.
Room: TBC
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Rob Homer, Senior Product Manager
Energy Exemplar

Roadmap Discussion: What's New and Coming Soon in PLEXOS and Aurora

Senior Product Manager, Rob Homer, gives an overview of recent features across the platform including Aurora, PLEXOS, and PLEXOS Cloud.  There will also be a discussion on upcoming features and general timelines for new releases.
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Kevin Lockert
Kevin Lockert, Senior Vice President, The Americas Sales
Energy Exemplar

Thank You & Closing Remarks

Kevin Lockert will round off the presentations with a summary and some closing remarks, before the networking reception.

Room: TBC

Networking Reception

Join us for some networking with drinks and nibbles after the event.
Location: Owen's Landing

Event Venue

The event will be held at The Westin Calgary, right in the heart of the downtown business district. If you are attending the event and are planning to stay overnight at this hotel, we also have a special discount code.


Locate the Westin Calgary

320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6