As we head into summer vacation season and sunny weather, I thought you might like to know about some activity at Atlantica this past month as well as a few action items you should be aware of related to the energy sector.

  1. Inaugural Atlantica Energy Summit – The participant feedback has been extremely positive, with noted contribution of the keynotes and panel discussions along with the availability of key energy and policy decision makers in attendance. Documents available in the Document Library:
    1. Summit Recap: highlighting presentation summaries, key discussion themes, opportunities for collaboration and take aways for Atlantica
    2. Presentation by Jason Rasevych, Deloitte
    3. Presentation by Bara Tankovski, Cleantech Academy

  2. August Board Meeting: Planning is in the works for an August Board Meeting to be held in Halifax on Thursday, August 24. (There is no meeting in July.) Please book your calendars and travel to accommodate! If you are planning to come in early, please let me know and we can coordinate a social activity.

  3. Hydrogen Questionnaire – TheCHFCA, with the support of NRCan, has developed a Hydrogen Production Map, which is also available on their website. The map showcases the growing network of hydrogen hubs across Canada. As you may notice, it currently lacks information on hydrogen hubs in Atlantic Canada.  It would be great if you could complete this online questionnaire and help define Canada’s hydrogen production landscape. The questionnaire focuses on:
  • Hydrogen production at existing facilities
  • Hydrogen distribution & usage
  • Carbon intensity and plans for CCUS
  • Plans for additional/new hydrogen production
  1. NS Onshore Wind Supplier Session – The PDF which contains the presentation material presented on Wednesday May 10th, 2023 at the Nova Scotia Wind Supplier Session can be found on the Member’s Document Library.
  2. The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) released Canada’s Energy Futures 2023: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2050, which projects what Canada’s energy system might look like in a net zero world.
  3. Atlantic Business Magazine Resource Edition (See editorial lineup in Member’s Document Library) – Book your Advertising space by calling Tonia Hutton, Co-Owner | Atlantic Business Magazine T. 709 726-9300 x 102.
  4. Building a Workforce for Canada’s Energy Future – Recently, I met with a team member of Energy Safety Canada (formerly Petro LMI), who is looking to better understand worker shortages faced by the energy sector and what the predictions might be for the future. They are looking to connect more with the Atlantic Canadian energy sector to understand best practices in hiring or incentives, youth recruitment and potential career pathways. If this is something your organization would be interested in contributing to, please forward the contact below to Human Resources, hiring managers or those who have a direct connection to the workforce
    Laura Diaz, Outreach Coordinator/Employer Liaison, Careers in Energy (
  5. Potential Support for Arts Community through Theatre New Brunswick’s upcoming season with a climate-focused world premiere production of a new play by New Brunswick playwright Len Frankenstein. Wood Buffalo is a sweeping Canadian epic that tells the story of the Wood Buffalo region of Northern Alberta, from colonization to the year 2070, through the intertwined narratives of a set of characters from across the country who are drawn to Canada’s oil sands to seek a better life. Etched with compassion, humour, and more than a touch of magic, Wood Buffalo examines through the lens of individual lives, the price we, our land, and our environment collectively pay to keep our homes comfortable and our economy humming. Though centred on a bustling Alberta community, the story of Wood Buffalo is a universal one, as communities all across Canada struggle to find balance between environmental management and industry needs. If you are interested in finding out more about why I included this in a member update, please reach out! ~ Michelle

  6. Michelle’s first podcast… At the EnergyNL conference I had the opportunity to do a podcast and talk about the excitement in the energy space! Let me know what you think about what I had to say!
  7. ICYMI – the June Newsletter is now available online.