Portable Electric Makes History Powering Hon. Min. Catherine McKenna & Toronto Stock Exchange Closing Bell with Clean Energy at Globe 2018

Clean tech disruptor electrifies GLOBE Forum with renewable energy for the first time in history.

VANCOUVER, BC (March 21st, 2018) – Portable Electric, the world’s premier manufacturer and supplier of clean energy alternatives to gas and diesel generators, made history at GLOBE 2018 by providing the event with distributed, off-grid power solutions. In a historic step, Portable Electric powered not only the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Closing Bell with renewable energy for the first time ever, but also the Hon. Minister Catherine McKenna and Hon. Minister Jim Carr’s opening speeches for the launch of the Smart Prosperity Leaders’ Clean Innovation Report.

“We were proud to be welcomed to this year’s GLOBE conference, especially as a core component of Canada’s first indoor/outdoor microgrid,” said Mark Rabin, CEO & Founder of Portable Electric “Powering both the TSX Closing Bell and the Honorable Minister McKenna’s Clean Innovation speech with renewable energy signified both a prosperous time for the Canadian cleantech industry and an anticipated shift in policy to incentivize alternatives to gas and diesel generators – much like electric vehicles today. All of this signaled the arrival of Portable Electric as a driving force for new energy, and our readiness to scale into a great Canadian technology company with global reach.”

As a critical component of GLOBE’s Microgrid Exhibit, Portable Electric’s clean energy VOLTstackTM power stations provided versatile power solutions, eliminating the need for cabling and emergency setup of power. With its unique construction, the VOLTstackTM was able to deliver clean, silent power not only for the event’s prototype cold-fusion reactor but also Chevrolet and Nissan’s electric vehicles. At GLOBE 2018, the VOLTstackTM represented a new evolution in energy usage, providing instant, renewably-generated power on demand, wherever it was needed. It drew the attention of notable delegates such as an enthused Hon. Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Dragon’s Den panelist Bruce Croxon.

“When the GLOBE Series team approached the Toronto Stock Exchange about bringing the closing bell to the floor of the innovation Expo at the GLOBE Forum 2018, they were very excited,” says Bruce Dudley, VP of Innovation with The GLOBE Series. “But when we told them we could power the ceremony with renewable energy they said that would be a first for the TSX and we were all excited! It made the closing bell ceremony on Wednesday March 14th especially important as people saw first-hand that renewable energy was being created and deployed at the event.”

About Portable Electric

Portable Electric (PE) is a Vancouver-based tech disruptor that builds, rents and sells the VOLTstack Power Station, revolutionizing the way critical power is delivered. They provide film productions, event organizers, construction sites, disaster zones and more, an alternative to loud, noxious gas and diesel generators.


About GLOBE Series

The GLOBE Series of world-renowned international events has been accelerating the business of the environment since 1993. They provide the platforms that lead to solutions for a low-carbon economy in the form of events that bring together an exciting mix of the brightest minds and innovative thought leaders in sustainability and business.


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