Canadian Hydropower Association
Founded in 1998, the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is the national trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the hydropower industry. Its members span the breadth of the industry and, with nearly 50 members, include hydropower producers, manufacturers, developers, engineering firms, organizations and individuals interested in the field of hydropower. CHA members represent more than 95% of the hydropower capacity in Canada.
The Association is governed through an elected representative Board of Directors.
We, the Canadian hydropower industry, promote the technical, economic, social, and environmental advantages of hydropower. We advocate the responsible development and use of hydropower to meet our present and future electricity needs in a sustainable manner.
Hydropower leads the way for reliable, renewable, clean energy.
Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin, President
Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin has been working in the natural resources sector for over 10 years. With a post-secondary degree in Political Science, Anne-Raphaëlle focused on studying law, more specifically environmental law, earning a civil law degree and a common law degree from the University of Ottawa.
After completing her Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Management at Dalhousie University, she worked for several years as an Environmental and Social Impacts Management Specialist for Hatch Ltd., an international engineering consulting firm. In her current role as President of WaterPower Canada – the hydropower sector voice in Canada – she promotes the many attributes of waterpower and the fundamental role it plays in the fight against climate change.
Anne speaks French, English and Spanish and is certified in project Planning and Controls. She is also a co-founder of the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity(CanCORE). In 2019, Anne-Raphaëlle was appointed by the Canadian federal government to serve on the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Joint Public Advisory Committee), a trilateral organization with the mission to promote continental cooperation in ecosystem protection and sustainable economic development, and to ensure active public participation and transparency in the actions of the Commission.
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Patrick D. Bateman, Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs
Patrick is a renewable electricity professional who has worked for a decade in federal- and provincial-level public and regulatory affairs in Canada. As the Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs with WaterPower Canada, Patrick is responsible for leading and shaping the Association’s involvement in national policy and regulatory initiatives that are pertinent to the industry, such as the Fisheries Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and climate action initiatives.
Patrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from University College Dublin’s School of Biology and Environmental Science and a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy from the University of Reading’s School of Construction Management and Engineering. Prior to joining WaterPower Canada, Patrick led solar energy, energy storage and smart-grid advocacy initiatives in Canada and supported public and private organizations with energy and environmental initiatives in England.
Patrick’s vision for the future is for non-emitting electricity to meet almost all of Canada’s energy needs by 2050, with waterpower serving as the flexible and reliable core of our generation supply-mix.
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Xenia Hébert, Communications and Events Coordinator
Xenia is a communications professional and recent graduate who holds a post-secondary degree in Communications and Media Studies from Carleton University. Her professional interests include corporate communications, event management, and continuous improvement in the workplace.
When she isn’t in the office, Xenia is an avid traveller and self-proclaimed outdoors enthusiast who can often be found camping, cottaging, or travelling Canada in a van. But at the end of the day, she enjoys nothing more than drinking her morning coffee at the lake.
Xenia looks forward to kick-starting her career with WaterPower Canada and being able to combine her professional interests with her passion for advocating for Canada’s environmental protection and preservation.
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