The Clean Energy Frontier Program
The Clean Energy Frontier Program is an advocacy, awareness-raising and economic development program led by Bruce Power and Bruce County, operating within the Nuclear Innovation Institute. The program focuses on promoting the valuable contribution that Bruce, Grey and Huron bring to Ontario and Canada in the drive towards a net-zero future while building on the region’s advantages in clean energy. The presentation would focus on the work that we have done through this program to leverage a multi-billion dollar refurbishment project at Bruce Power into economic benefits for our rural economy. The program is the result of a private company and a local government coming together over a shared vision for a prosperous regional economy based on clean energy.
About the Speakers
A native of Chesley, Ontario, Chad has been a long-time advocate for Bruce, Grey and Huron. With nearly eight years of experience on Parliament Hill with the Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, combined with time at Queen’s Park with the Associate Minister of Energy and MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Chad has built his career around advocating for local communities.
John is responsible for managing the company’s community and media relations and economic development strategy with a goal to enhance Bruce Power’s reputation and build strong relationships in the community.
He joined Bruce Power in 2002 and previously served as Director of Corporate Communications and Manager of Investor and Media Relations. John is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Prior to joining Bruce Power he worked as a journalist for 12 years most recently as an Editor at the Sun Times in Owen Sound. His work as a journalist earned him both provincial and national awards as a photographer, editorial writer and humour columnist.
As a volunteer, he is a past member of the Port Elgin Rotary Club, Port Elgin and District Chamber of Commerce Executive, Port Elgin Downtown BIA Board of Management and the Saugeen Shores Hall of Fame Committee.
Jessica Linthorne, Ec.D.
Jessica Linthorne, Ec.D.
With a focus on building relationships, Jessica leads the Clean Energy Frontier program for the Nuclear Innovation Institute. Her background in economic development and communications combined with a collaborative and data-driven approach to problem solving gives her the ability to build and implement effective strategies. Prior to joining NII, Jessica worked in municipal government with a focus on facilitating appropriate growth.
The Clean Energy Frontier program is an advocacy, awareness-raising and economic development program led by Bruce Power and Bruce County, operating within the Nuclear Innovation Institute. It focuses on promoting the valuable contribution that Bruce, Grey and Huron bring to Ontario and Canada in the drive towards a net-zero future, while building on the region’s advantages in clean energy.