SUNLAB Presents an NSERC CREATE TOP-SET Seminar: Trends in the U.S. Solar Sector


Friday, December 1, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments to be served starting at 3 p.m
Advanced Research Complex, room 233
University of Ottawa, 25 Templeton Street

Trends in the U.S. Solar Sector
Valerie Hannah, Chief Operating Officer, TerraForm Power
Geoff Wright, Vice President, Market Research, Brookfield Renewable

Abstract forthcoming

Valerie Hannah is the Chief Operating Officer of TerraForm Power and is responsible for all operations, power marketing and regulatory affairs of the company. She also oversees human resources and information technology. Ms. Hannah brings deep operating expertise to her role having held a number of leadership positions at Brookfield Renewable, where she helped the company achieve a track record of driving value through growth initiatives, increasing cash flows and mitigating risks. Prior to her current role, Ms. Hannah served as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Integrations at Brookfield Renewable with a focus on TerraForm Power. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer, North America at Brookfield Renewable where she was responsible for all capital markets activities including accounting, financial reporting, treasury, and taxation in North America. Ms. Hannah holds a Graduate Diploma from McGill University and is a Chartered Accountant .

Geoff Wright is the Vice President of Brookfield Renewable and is responsible for power market research for North America. Mr. Wright and his team monitor commercial, fuel and technology trends in the power sector and support organic and acquisitive growth opportunities. Since joining Brookfield in 2013, Mr. Wright has been involved in a number of significant transactions across a range of industries, including commodities, transport, real estate and renewables. Prior to joining Brookfield, he was an officer of Canada’s central bank where he was responsible for regional economic analysis and outreach. Mr. Wright completed his MA (Economics) at McMaster University and graduated with a BA (Economics) from the University of Manitoba.

NSERC CREATE Training in Optoelectronics for Power:from Science and Engineering to Technology (TOP-SET) is a training program to form a cohort of highly qualified personnel with comprehensive understanding of optoelectronic systems, capable of joining advanced R&D teams. For further details regarding TOP-SET, please contact Christine Couture, sunlabadmin@uottawa.ca.

TOP-SET is funded in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
This seminar is funded by the University of Ottawa.