CHA giving hydropower the superhero treatment at upcoming forum

The Canadian Hydropower Association’s annual Forum on Hydropower begins next week in Ottawa, giving industry professionals a key opportunity to learn more about the nation’s largest source of energy.

The theme for this year’s conference, which takes place June 8 and 9 at the Shaw Centre, is “Recognizing Hydropower as Canada’s Clean Electricity Superhero“.

Attendees are invited to “learn how hydro developers are leading in the delivery of clean and renewable electricity to a country, continent and planet that is taking climate change more seriously than ever before”, with particular emphasis on how the industry is building aboriginal relationships and delivering environmental improvements.

The event will also give attendees an opportunity to participate in the launch of a special edition of Canadian Geographic Magazine that focuses on hydropower, along with a relationship with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society intended to teach Canadian’s more about the country’s hydro leadership.

Included in the forum’s slate of keynote speakers are:

  • Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change;
  • Tom Rand, environmental sustainability expert;
  • Allan Fogwill, President and CEO, Canadian Energy Research Institute; and
  • Steve Demers, Vice President of Business Development, Acquisition and Strategy, Hydro-Quebec.

More information about other speakers included in the forum’s seven panel discussions can be found here.

For full details about CHA’s Forum on Hydropower, visit

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