68 episodes

The ThinkEnergy podcast features conversations that focus on the fast-changing world of energy. We explore through a communications lens, some of the coolest trends, emerging technologies and latest innovations within the energy sector. We seek to understand how these game changers bring their ideas to market and demystify their concepts.

Have feedback? We'd love to hear from you! Send your thoughts to thinkenergy@hydroottawa.com

ThinkEnergy Hydro Ottawa

    • Technology
    • 3.6 • 17 Ratings

The ThinkEnergy podcast features conversations that focus on the fast-changing world of energy. We explore through a communications lens, some of the coolest trends, emerging technologies and latest innovations within the energy sector. We seek to understand how these game changers bring their ideas to market and demystify their concepts.

Have feedback? We'd love to hear from you! Send your thoughts to thinkenergy@hydroottawa.com

    Eye of the Storm

    Eye of the Storm

    Storm season is truly any season. And during a global pandemic, as we've become more dependent on an uninterrupted supply of electricity, the consequences of storm-related outages have been heightened. How are utilities facing the eye of the storm? What's involved during these critical times to keep the system and people protected from outages? Answering these questions today is the Director of System Operations & Grid Automation, who leads all restoration efforts for Hydro Ottawa: Joseph Muglia.

    • 33 min
    What’s in Store for Energy Storage?

    What’s in Store for Energy Storage?

    Does energy storage hold great potential for a Canada in which wind and solar power could dominate new power plant additions and gradually overtake other sources of electricity? How can energy storage make up for the cuurent limitations of renewables? Find out if energy storage, particularly electricity storage, is the missing piece in the renewables jigsaw as Justin Rangooni, Executive director of Energy Storage Canada, shares his perspective.

    • 18 min
    Is Canadian Waterpower North America’s Green Battery? (Rebroadcast)

    Is Canadian Waterpower North America’s Green Battery? (Rebroadcast)

    Waterpower is Canada’s most abundant source of clean and renewable electricity. In fact, because of this, Canada is the second largest generator of hydroelectricity in the world. So, what’s next for Canada’s waterpower industry? Is there untapped potential? What are the plans for growth nationally and what influence does it have on the world stage? Our special guest, Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin, President and CEO of WaterPower Canada, helps us demystify the water industry.

    • 34 min
    Evolving City-Wide Energy Habits (Rebroadcast)

    Evolving City-Wide Energy Habits (Rebroadcast)

    Roughly 50% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada are from municipalities. This means that cities have the opportunity to make a huge impact when it comes to shifting & improving energy habits. In this episode, Andrea Flowers – the Senior Project Manager for Environmental Programs at the City of Ottawa – tells us all about the steps that Ottawa is taking, through an action plan called Energy Evolution, to reduce GHG emissions from the community by 100% by 2050 and from City operations by 100% by 2

    • 33 min
    Why We're Falling 'In Like' with E-Bikes (Rebroadcast)

    Why We're Falling 'In Like' with E-Bikes (Rebroadcast)

    When we talk about the electrification of transportation, we tend to think about electric vehicles or light rail transit. But there’s another sub-genre of electric transportation that is rapidly growing in popularity: e-bikes. In this episode, Seth Weintraub, an award-winning tech journalist and blogger, helps us tackle some of the myths surrounding e-bikes and helps us understand why they’re becoming one of the greenest transportation options when it comes to urban traffic and environmental impact.

    • 33 min
    District Energy: Looking Back & Moving Forward (Rebroadcast)

    District Energy: Looking Back & Moving Forward (Rebroadcast)

    What happens when you use a network of hot & cold water pipes, bury them underground, and then use them to efficiently heat & cool buildings – or even communities? You get something called district energy. In this episode, Jeff Westeinde, President of Zibi Canada & Founding partner of THEIA Partnership, shares his passion for environmental sustainability, designing communities to support One Planet Living, and leveraging age-old systems like district energy as a means of achieving a zero carbon footprint.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

mitch8484 ,

Great podcast

Very interesting local podcast. Forward thinking outreach/marketing on hydro Ottawa’s part. More companies should do this

Wondering if you could do an episode describing the process Hydro Ottawa executes when parts of the grid go offline (cause, response, re feeding or back feeding, and some data on turn around time When services go down) how does it all work?

Hydro Ottawa response time to outages seems to be very efficient

Dallard_ ,

Not worth your time

I could not get into this podcast. The host is very dry and uninformative. He brings nothing worthwhile to the table.

AnimalCrosser242342 ,

Great Show!

Enjoying the show and great to see energy companies innovating.

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