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The West Kootenays is an area made up of small cities, towns, villages, and rural regions. While we can learn from big cities and their renewable energy plans, we also need to work closely with other rural communities to share information and energy solutions. 

Oxford County is Ontario’s first municipality to make a commitment to 100% renewable energy and Zero Waste and has a population size comparable to the West Kootenays.

We’re thrilled to share that Jay Heaman, from Oxford County, ON, will be one of our keynote speakers at EcoSociety’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Conference, September 7-9 in Castlegar. 

For over 30 years, Jay Heaman has focused his career on electrical distribution and energy conservation in Ontario. Working as Manager of Operations at an electrical distribution company, Jay and his team led the Province in electrical energy conservation results for several years running, while putting Woodstock on the map as one of the first LDC’s to design and construct the foundational elements of a sustainable energy microgrid system.

With a demonstrated passion for sustainable energy and intelligent electrical system design, Jay is now applying his experience and leadership skills with the Oxford County as Manager of Strategic Initiatives. 

Register today to ask questions and hear Jay speak about how Oxford County is planning on achieving 100% renewable energy and zero-waste by 2050.