Canadian Hydropower Association

Canadian Hydropower Association

November 13, 2008 08:00 ET

Natural Resources Minister Attends Canadian Hydropower AGM Reception and Launches 10th Anniversary Celebration

Chair's mandate renewed; new directors elected

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2008) -

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At its annual general meeting in Ottawa last week, Colin Clark (Executive Vice-President at Brookfield Renewable Power) was reappointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA).

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, attended the CHA reception in her first official outing since being named Minister. She congratulated CHA members for the tenth anniversary of the Association, adding, "Our Government has long supported the use of clean, renewable sources of energy. I look forward to working with the Association and its members to further promote the development of Canada's hydropower potential."

At the AGM, the following members were elected to the Board for a two-year mandate:

Francois Berthiaume, Alstom Canada

Zak Erzinclioglu, Hatch Energy (Treasurer)

Gilles Favreau, Hydro-Quebec (Vice Chair)

Victor Jmaeff, Columbia Power Corporation

Mike Martelli, Ontario Power Generation

They join the following Board members, elected in 2007 for a two-year term:

Pierre Cossette, Rio Tinto Alcan

Paul Dufresne, SNC-Lavalin

John Evans, Fortis

James Haynes, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Mary Hemmingsen, BC Hydro (Secretary)

Keith Pomeroy, Andritz VA Tech Hydro

Denys Turcotte, Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation

Ed Wojczynski, Manitoba Hydro (Vice Chair)

Canadian Hydropower Association

Founded in 1998, the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is the national association dedicated to representing the interests of the hydropower industry. Its principal mandate is to promote hydropower nationally and internationally as a source of renewable energy, to make the economic and environmental advantages of hydropower better known, and to publicize the benefits of hydropower in the search for sustainable energy solutions. CHA members represent more than 95% of the hydropower capacity in Canada. Over 60% of Canada's electricity comes from hydropower.

Contact Information

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    Canadian Hydropower Association
    Pierre Fortin
    (613) 751-6655
    Canadian Hydropower Association
    Gabrielle Collu
    (514) 844-7338 or Cell: (514) 943-6557