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IEEE PES Chapter Technical Talk on “Practical Paths to Fusion Energy” by Michael Delage, CTO, General Fusion

February 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

IEEE Power & Energy Society Vancouver Chapter is pleased to announce the Technical Talk on “Practical Paths to Fusion Energy” by Michael Delage, Chief Technology Officer, General Fusion, Burnaby. The chapter kingly invites all the PES members and guest to attend the talk. For those who will not be able to be physically present at the venue, webcast and conference call facilities are setup for your convenience. Furthermore, please feel free to extend the invitation to those you think will be interested in these presentations.

This IEEE technical presentation hours may be considered towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

Title: “Practical Paths to Fusion Energy”

Presenter: Michael Delage, Chief Technology Officer, General Fusion, Burnaby

Date:  Monday, February 27th 2017

Time: 12:00PM to 1:00 PM (Lunch Hour)

Place:  BC Hydro: Edmonds A01 Auditorium – Southpoint Room

6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, BC V3N 4X8

The brief description of the presentation and presenters’ bio are provided below.

Synopsis of the talk:

Burnaby-based General Fusion is developing the fastest, most practical path to commercial fusion energy – a clean, safe, abundant and on-demand form of energy that, when harnessed, could provide a nearly unlimited source of power with zero CO2 emissions. The company is combining state-of-the-art plasma physics with more traditional technology such as gas driven pistons in the pursuit of a power plant that can be practically implemented at commercial scale. In this talk, Chief Technology Officer Michael Delage will discuss the progress of fusion energy development, the challenges it faces, and the technology being developed here in BC that could lead to clean energy, everywhere, forever.


Speaker Bio:

Michael is an engineer and experienced technology entrepreneur with a career spent developing complex technologies and bringing them to market.

Since joining General Fusion in 2010, he has held multiple responsibilities: building strategic partnerships internationally with fusion research institutions and key players in the energy industry; overseeing corporate strategy, communications and government relations; and now as CTO he is responsible for developing and implementing General Fusion’s technology strategy and science program.

Previously, from 2003-2010 Michael co-founded and help build Energate Inc. into one of the leading residential demand response technology companies in North America. Michael created and managed Energate’s product strategy as the company pioneered many of the technologies and standards integrating residential solutions into the smart grid.  Earlier in his career, Michael worked in the aerospace industry as a systems and design engineer on technologies from microsatellites to the robotic systems on the International Space Station, where hardware he designed continues to operate today.

Michael holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics and an M.B.A. for Science and Technology from Queen’s University.


February 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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