David Bennett

FortisBC Energy Inc.

Director, Renewable Gas & Low Carbon Fuels

He is responsible for providing leadership to growing our renewable energy portfolio. David led the team that developed the first Renewable Natural Gas program in North American by a natural gas utility, which was introduced in 2011. He rejoined the team in the last year to lead the transition of the natural gas system to a low-carbon future. David formerly was responsible for all corporate and customer communications, public affairs, public policy, government and indigenous relations, including managing FortisBC’s consultation on its major infrastructure projects. David has been involved in the energy industry for over 35 years, holding positions with Shell Canada, Westcoast Energy and FortisBC. During that time, his roles have included work in marketing and customer service, gas supply, business development, energy efficiency and conservation programs, public affairs and communications. David is a Director on the Surrey Board of Trade, the Private Sector Co-Chair of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, Board member with the BC BioEnergy Network, a member of the Executive Committee and Policy Chair of the National Electricity Roundtable and Chair of the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria with a double major in economics and computer science.

Sessions With David Bennett

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 05:10 pm

    Achieving Net Zero Through Biomass Fuels: Wood, crops, manure?   

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Biomass fuel is a lynchpin in many net- zero plans. With policies like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard recognizing biomass fuels’ low to negative carbon emissions, these fuels have seen enormous growth over the past five years. From feedstocks to business models, what challenges are posed and what opportunities are offered by one of the brightest segments in energy?