Power from the North Conference

A conference exploring Vermont-Quebec energy issues

“Power from the North” is a two-day conference March 23 & March 24 at the University of Vermont. March 23 is designed to bring together leading policy makers, energy professionals, and academics from both sides of the international border to consider the increasingly important Quebec-Vermont/New England electric energy relationship. The conference will “tell the story” of this evolving relationship, examine its economic and environmental motivations and consequences, and ultimately inform present and future decisions regarding energy production, distribution and use in the Quebec-New England region, including the role that Quebec might play in de-carbonizing electric systems in Vermont.

March 24 is focused on innovation, business and economic collaborations. Businesses from both sides of the border will participate in business-to-business meetings to encourage and foster cross-border partnerships, and bring innovative technologies to market.

Student Paper Competition: Power from the North is hosting a student paper/poster competition highlighting exemplary student research related to Quebec-Vermont/Canada-U.S. energy issues. Papers can examine any aspect of the Quebec-Vermont/New England or Canada-U.S. energy relationship, past present or future and may be from any field, whether the humanities, social sciences, science/technology, or business. Selected students will have lodging, travel, food, and conference fees funded. Three awards totaling $1,000 will be issued to the top three papers/posters.


Register by visiting the conference website: go.uvm.edu/powerfromthenorth

Location: The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

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