Nalcor Energy reorganizes leadership team to focus on completing 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro

Stan Marshall, president and chief executive officer of Nalcor Energy, has announced changes to the company’s executive leadership team, which he says will allow Nalcor Energy “to continue to focus on the successful completion of the Muskrat Falls Project; to prepare the provincial electricity system for integration of Muskrat Falls power; and to have clear focus on our regulated business (Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro).”

The 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project, on the Churchill River in Labrador, has been controversial, with escalating costs being a significant concern. The project is one component of the Lower Churchill complex that could eventually include the 2,250-MW Gull Island plant.

First, Jim Haynes, president of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, has been appointed executive vice president, Nalcor Energy, power supply replacing John MacIsaac. MacIsaac has left the company after eight years of service. Haynes will take over responsibility for completion of the transmission portion of the Muskrat Falls Project and the continued integration to the newly inter-connected electricity grid. Haynes has worked at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro since 1977.

Second, Jennifer Williams has been appointed president, Newfoundland Labrador Hydro, the company’s first female president. Williams was appointed vice president, production with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro in August 2016. Before that, she was general manager, hydro production and manager, regulatory engineering. Williams joined Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro in 2014, having previously worked with Newfoundland Power and the St. John’s International Airport Authority. She is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a bachelor of civil engineering.

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