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IHA Board 2017-2019 vice presidents group photo

Colin CLARK

Colin Clark 2017

Chief technical officer, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

Colin Clark is chief technical officer of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, where he provides global oversight and counsel concerning all engineering and technical affairs of the group. He was formerly executive vice president and chief technical officer of Brookfield Renewable Power Inc., senior vice-president operations of Brookfield Power, and president and CEO of Great Lakes Power Limited and Lake Superior Power. He was previously superintendent of stations and metering at Ottawa Hydro, and engineer of Gananoque Light & Power Ltd.

Colin is a graduate in electrical engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, and a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and British Columbia. He has more than 30 years of experience as an engineer and executive in all areas of electric power utilities operations. He has also had responsibility for the design, construction, and evaluation of many electric power generation, transmission and distribution projects.

Colin is a founder and former chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Hydropower Association, chair of the Generation Council, and former director of the Canadian Electricity Association, a founder and former co-chair of the Ontario Water Power Association, a former director of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, and a member of many other industry associations and advisory bodies. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 professional papers, articles, presentations and lectures, and was the recipient of the IEEE Canada R. H. Tanner Industry Leadership Medal for 2011.

Colin was co-opted to the IHA Board in October 2009, and was elected to the Board in 2011 and 2013. He chairs the IHA governance committee.