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. She is also a co-founder of the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity.
(613).751.6655 x 3
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.
(613).751.6655 x 4
John Braniff, Public Affairs Coordinator
John Braniff is a marketing and communications strategist with demonstrated experience working in both the non-profit and public sector. He holds a bachelors degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. As the Public Affairs Coordinator for the Canadian Hydrowpower Association (CHA), John supports the Association’s marketing and communications initiatives, with the objective of building awareness of the CHA and engagement of stakeholders.
Before joining the Canadian Hydropower Association, John worked in a variety of Communications roles embedded within Canada’s energy sector. Recently, he managed a number of national campaigns focusing on labour market forecasting and optimizing the human resources supply for Canada’s mining industry. Prior to his work in mining, John was employed in the public sector, raising awareness for research and development that focused on clean-technology and clean energy initiatives for Natural Resources Canada.
(613).751.6655 x 2