A cultural anthropologist, a Silicon Valley visionary, and Canada’s most famous astronaut, among those to speak at the inaugural Future of Power event

Spark Power Group Inc. (TSX: SPG) (SPG.WT), parent company to Spark Power Corp. (“Spark Power” or the “Company”), a leading independent provider of integrated power solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional customers across North America, and Premier Sponsors, Alectra Inc., and ABB, are pleased to announce the final list of speakers to present at The Future of Power. This event—hosted by Spark Power Corp., will be held on April 9, 2019, at Evergreen Brick Works, in Toronto, ON.

Cultural anthropologist, professor, and author of The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, Gretchen Bakke, Ph.D.; Clean Disruption author, Co-Founder of RethinkX and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Tony Seba; closing keynote speaker, retired astronaut, former commander of the International Space Station, and the first Canadian to walk in space, Commander Chris Hadfield will all present and offer a Q&A session at the event.

The moderated panel discussions include:

  • Looking Forward to the Grid of the Future—moderator, Ron Dizy, SVP Partnerships and Managing Director, MaRS Advanced Energy Centre,will explore how the energy grid will change and, more importantly, how those changes will affect customers.
  • Energy Cost Saving Trends and Future Opportunities—moderator, Darcy Boudreau, Director of Power Solutions, Spark Power Corp., will lead a discussion on what role battery energy storage will continue to play in the Future of Power.
  • The Future of Power for Manufacturers—moderator, Sean Drygas, Executive Vice President, Sustainability Solutions at Bullfrog Power,will lead a discussion around the proactive implementations of sustainable power solutions to organizations.
  • Corporate PPA’s: What Now? What’s Next?—moderator, Andrew Clark, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Spark Power Corp., will discuss why the world’s biggest and most influential companies are choosing to purchase power from non-utility providers.

Tickets for The Future of Power are still available online. Visit www.futureofpower.com to learn more and to register for this event.

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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. In Canada, ABB has a strong history of over a hundred years of Canadian innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. With its Canadian corporate headquarters in Montreal, ABB Canada operates close to 50 facilities and employs approximately 4,000 people across the country. www.abb.com/ca

About Spark Power Group Inc. 
Spark Power Corp., (“Spark Power”) is a leading independent provider of integrated power solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional customers across North America.  Spark Power’s 750+ employees help deliver powerful solutions that reduce costs, make the environment a priority and empower our 6,500 + customers to transition to the grid of the future. Learn more at www.sparkpowercorp.com.

About Alectra Inc. 
Alectra's family of energy companies distributes electricity to more than one million homes and businesses in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe area and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across Ontario. The Alectra family of companies includes Alectra Inc., Alectra Utilities Corporation and Alectra Energy Solutions. Learn more about Alectra at alectrautilities.com.

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