Ottawa, November 22, 2018 – Shining a spotlight on Canadian hydropower, the 2018 Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) Hydropower Awards were announced on Wednesday, November 21 at the annual Hydropower Forum in Ottawa.
This is the first year for the CHA Hydropower Awards, which were established to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association. CHA President Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin, presented the following awards:
- CHA President’s Award: Colin Clark, Chief Technical Officer, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
- Outstanding Project Award: SNC-Lavalin for the BC Hydro John Hart Generating Station project
- Path Forwards Award: Ontario Power Generation, in partnership with the Taykwa Tagamou Nation, for their recently completed Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station Project
- Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) Hydropower Woman of Distinction: Shawna Pachal, Acting Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Manitoba Hydro
“The Canadian hydropower Awards have been created to recognize the extraordinary contributions and dedication demonstrated by leaders in the sector. It is with great honour and pride that we recognize these winners. Our industry is powered by amazing people and it’s a privilege to be part of the hydro community,” said Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin, CHA President. “The work that these award winners, and the many others in the hydro community do, is essential to a clean energy future.”
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About the Canadian Hydropower Association
Founded in 1998, the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is the national organization dedicated to promoting hydropower nationally and internationally as a source of renewable electricity. Its role is to make the economic, social and environmental advantages of hydropower better known, and to advocate the benefits of hydropower in the shift toward decarbonization. CHA members represent about 95% of the hydropower capacity in Canada. More than 60% of Canada’s electricity comes from hydropower.