06may2:00 pm5:00 pmPanel: Electrifying Issues for Salt Spring and BCGISS Multipurpose Room 2-5pm by Donation

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Event Details

The Electrifying Issues for Salt Spring and BC panel on May 6 at the GISS Multipurpose Room is a key component of the Electrify Salt Spring event series. This panel discussion will feature engineers, educators, and project directors who are working on some of the most consequential climate mitigation projects in our society. These projects are on the cusp of a new era in sustainable and climate-appropriate public transportation.

Some of the projects that will be discussed include Harbour Air’s ePlane, which is on a path to making aviation history. BC Ferries will also tell us about their ambitious fleet electrification plans. These experts are seeking alternatives to the GHG emitting fossil fuel powertrains that have served us for over 100 years but are now well understood to be the cause of the Climate Emergency. Non-emitting electric technologies that rely on high-capacity batteries, and their associated charging infrastructure, will reshape our world.


    • Shawn Braiden, VP Maintenance AME, Dom/PRM (and GISS grad) Harbour Air
    • Erika Holtz, P. ENG., DAR #345 DAR / Certification & Engineering Services Harbour Air
    • Dr. Babak Manouchehrinia, BC Ferries Electrical Project Engineer
    • Warren Boyle, P.Eng, MEL, PMP, Program Manager, Low Carbon Fleet Electrification & Facilities, BC Transit

Moderator: Kjell Liem, CCEM, Salt Spring Community Energy, 

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(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS)

232 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2A9


Salt Spring Community EnergySalt Spring Community Energy is a group of local citizens concerned about sustainability, encouraging renewable energy and clean technology on Salt Spring. Our strategy includes developing partnerships with local organizations to create renewable energy projects that will inspire and educate our community. We are a registered non-profit society.