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Mr. Dan Balaban

President And Chief Executive Officer

Greengate Power Corporation

Direct Phone: (403) ***-****       

Greengate Power Corporation

Suite 710 407- 2Nd Street S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 2Y3


Company Description

Greengate Power Corporation is focused on development of quality wind energy projects across Alberta with contracted sources of revenue and available transmission capacity. Greengate is currently developing eight wind energy projects across Alberta totali... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer

Roughneck.ca Inc


Member of the Boards
Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta

Roughneck.ca Inc



Bachelor of Science

University of Toronto

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Using Bitumen to Fuel Green Energy | Tyee Solutions Society

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"The challenge we have in Alberta," company founder and CEO Dan Balaban told me when we met in his sparsely furnished office down the hall, "is our need to diversify the economy beyond oil and gas."

One answer to that need, the green power executive thinks, is blowing across Alberta's prairies - some of the strongest and most reliable, if under-utilized, wind resources in the entire world. Balaban hopes Greengate can ride those gusts into becoming the country's biggest independent producer of clean electricity.
But if there's an ill wind for Alberta's oil sands in the rise of clean energy, Balaban doesn't see it. Instead, he believes, the bitumen sector will find it difficult to expand without a lush green-energy sector alongside it.
"We're starting to see a backlash against Alberta's fossil fuel industry in some pretty meaningful ways," he said. "Demonstrating we have a vibrant renewable sector will help give us the social license we need."
Balaban's not the only Albertan, or the only executive, who sees the fates of clean energy and fossil fuels in Canada as closely tied.
Leaned back in his office chair, Balaban, the Greengate Power CEO, is focused on a less dramatic transformation: proving to Canada's oil and gas capital that clean energy can deliver high economic performance alongside its environmental benefits.
He listed several ways Alberta could accelerate the business case for renewables: implement a clean energy standard, favour natural gas over coal, raise the province's carbon price. Yet even Balaban seems reticent about imagining a near future without hydrocarbons at all.
"I believe it's in all of Canada's interest that we have a healthy fossil fuel sector in Alberta," he said. "Increasingly this is a driver of the national economy."
Maybe Balaban is just a realist. Or perhaps this is how you build consensus for clean energy in a province that emits more than a third of Canada's greenhouse gases, by presenting your low-carbon sector as less of a rival to fossil hydrocarbons and more as an ally, whose vitality is in their best interest.
"To continue developing our fossil fuel-based resources we need to demonstrate that we're environmentally responsible," Balaban said of Alberta. Then comes the pitch: "We have the opportunity to exploit some of best renewable energy resources in the world."
The one, he believes, can clearly help the other.

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Dan Balaban President and CEO Greengate Power Corporation

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