2020 OAPPA Annual Conference – Hosted by:

MAY, 2021

University of Ottawa

Keynote Speakers

Coming Soon - Conference openging event May 12th

Coming Soon

Ottawa, Ontario

OAPPA 2020 Conference opening event  information coming soon.


Dr. David Wright

CRX Building, Room C140

Professor David Wright combines an Engineering PhD from Cambridge University with his current position as Full Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management to provide a business perspective on the Cleantech Industry, currently focusing on solar power. His present research with industry partners evaluates capital cost trends for installed solar projects and identifies situations in which solar technologies can be economically viable without government incentives, including projects in Canada, USA and Saudi Arabia. For developers of new solar technologies, he provides estimates of capital costs below which they will be able to compete with existing solar technologies. Prior to working on solar power, he conducted research in telecommunications, both at university and in industry. He has experience developing and delivering training seminars to industry, in particular one on “Smart Electricity Grid” which combines some of his expertise in both telecommunications and solar power. Dr. Wright is cited in Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in Canadian Business; and, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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Gregory J. Leng

Director of RETScreen - NRCan

CRX Building, Room C140

Gregory J. Leng is the creator and Director of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software at Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes, Quebec. The RETScreen Software is the world’s leading clean energy decision-support tool and is available in 36 languages coverings 2/3rds the Earth’s population. RETScreen is used by more than 650,000+ energy professionals and decision-makers in every country, as well as by professors at 1,200+ universities and colleges for teaching and research. Greg is also a Fellow at the Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado.

His career is focused on the clean energy market, technology and finance interface and he has been working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields since 1987. Prior to joining NRCan, he was based in Hyderabad, India as the India Country Manager (dLA Consultant) for the International Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (IFREE).

Greg obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Energy Engineering (Solar Energy Engineering) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing and International Business) from McGill University.


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