34 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

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    • Technology
    • 4.2, 13 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

    District Energy: Looking Back & Moving Forward

    District Energy: Looking Back & Moving Forward

    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.

    • 32 min
    Shifting into Renewable Gear

    Shifting into Renewable Gear

    Compared to conventional methods of energy generation, like fossil fuels, greenhouse gases emitted from renewables are little-to-none; making them the cleanest, most viable solution to prevent environmental degradation. In this episode, we invite Brandy Giannetta, Senior Director at Canadian Renewable Energy Association, to discuss renewable energy and the realistic strategies for increasing its supply to permanently replace the remaining carbon-intensive energy sources in Canada.

    • 30 min
    The Ingredients of a Great Podcast

    The Ingredients of a Great Podcast

    Ever thought about starting your own podcast or wanted to learn more about the process? This episode is for you. With years of experience in the podcasting industry, Rhys Waters & Jonathan Burns – co-founders & producers of Podstarter – have seen it all, including ups, downs, successes & failures. They believe that success can be found by any podcaster through a healthy balance of passion, consistency, & a genuine connectedness with their target audience. Tune in to learn the ingredients of a great podc

    • 47 min
    The Power of Influence

    The Power of Influence

    In an article that appeared in Adweek, Twitter said that users now trust influencers like YouTubers, almost as much as their friends. This is the age of influencer marketing. So here's today's big question. Should brands consider adding influencer marketing to their everyday marketing mix and is there a right way, and a wrong way to do it. Neal Schaffer, author of ‘The Age of Influence” gives us the scoop.

    • 44 min
    The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    Have you ever dreamed of the day your car can drive itself? The accelerating rate of research and development in automation and artificial intelligence is indicating that this dream may become a reality very soon. Raed Kadri, the Head of Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, shares about the different levels of autonomous driving, the benefits from an individual and city-wide level, and the incredible opportunities behind developing this technology.

    • 32 min
    The Power of Storytelling

    The Power of Storytelling

    Storytelling is one of the most powerful means that leaders and brands have to influence, teach, connect and inspire.
    The energy sector is often misunderstood. Could it be that we are not using effective storytelling techniques to connect customers to our work, our purpose and our people? As energy sector communicators, how can we improve our storytelling? Founder & CEO of See Change Institute, Dr. Beth Karlin, joins us to explain the key components of good stories & why they can form lasting connections.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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

AnimalCrosser242342 ,

Great Show!

Enjoying the show and great to see energy companies innovating.

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