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 is a public affairs and environmental management specialist with experience working in both the private and public sectors. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Nantes, France, as well as Civil Law and Common Law degrees from the University of Ottawa. She also earned a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University.
Before joining the Canadian Hydropower Association, Anne-Raphaëlle was an Environmental and Social Impact Management Specialist for an international engineering consulting firm for several years. In that role, she worked on a variety of local and international assignments, including stakeholders consultation and engagement, environmental planning, corporate social responsibility, government affairs and project management. Prior to engineering consulting, Anne-Raphaëlle was involved in the public sector working and volunteering with local non-profit organizations. This work included legal reform projects and communication planning for both non-governmental and government agencies.
Anne-Raphaëlle speaks French, English and Spanish and is certified in Project Controls and Planning.
(613).751.6655 x 3
Jennifer Gardiner, Acting, Director Government Relations and Public Affairs
Jennifer Gardiner is on secondment to the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) from Ontario Power Generation (OPG). She has a degree in political science and communications and a post-graduate diploma in public affairs.
As a communications professional with over 12 years of experience, including nine years in OPG’s hydroelectric sector, Jennifer has cultivated expertise in media relations, external communications and stakeholder relations. She will be with the CHA until the end of year 2018.
(613).751.6655 x 2