The Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) has announced that instead of postponing its spring conference until the fall as it had planned, it will cancel the 2020 conference entirely. OGA president, Stanley Reitsma, made the announcement in a letter to members and supporters:
“We are presently putting significant effort in engaging with the federal government to affect its plans in moving Canada towards a low emission future,” said Reitsma. “We are making the argument to Canadian government ministries that geothermal is a key technology in the electrification of buildings, may ultimately be lowest cost once large numbers of systems are put in, and has the highest value over the long-term due to low operating cost and longevity.”
Cancelling the 2020 event is expected to have a significant financial impact and the association is soliciting donations to help with its operation. Marketing opportunities are also available. For more information, please visit the OGA website.
“We are hopeful that you will recognize the value the OGA and HRAI bring to the geothermal heating and cooling industry, by advocating with governments, developing public awareness about geothermal, and helping our governments and society as a whole to decarbonize towards the climate change goals we need to meet,” said Reitsma.