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Peter Helland, MBA, P.Eng.

Mr. Helland is a professional electrical engineer and has been working in the energy industry since 1998. A Masters of Engineering and Sauder MBA combine to provide strong technical skills with a focus on the business implications of decisions and opportunities. Mr. Helland has been responsible for a wide range of activities from project management, financial analysis, permitting, and stakeholder engagement. Mr. Helland has also worked in, or consulted to, the oil & gas, military, social service, and telecommunications industries.

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Michael Potyok, MBA, P.Eng.

Mr. Potyok is a professional engineer that has been working in and consulting to the energy industry since 1995. An Ivey MBA rounds out his technical experience with knowledge of capital markets and project finance. Mr. Potyok started in the renewable power industry in 2001 as the first hire to a successful BC start-up which has developed and constructed over 150 MW of installed capacity. Mr. Potyok has also acted as a consultant, offering advice and technical input to several project developers, both big and small, in BC’s energy sector.

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Michael Walsh, MIR

Mr. Walsh has been in the energy business since 1996. He has built First Nations partnerships, shaped electric industry policy, and participated in numerous asset acquisitions. Mr. Walsh spent over six years with Brookfield Renewable Power, where he was responsible for hydroelectric project development in Canada. He also spent six years with CIBC World Markets with their commodities trading team. Mr. Walsh holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

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Chris Oakley, P.Eng.

Mr. Oakley is an electrical engineer with three decades of experience in the North American generation and transmission industry. Mr. Oakley’s extensive experience includes planning, design, project management, operations and maintenance of generation, transmission and distribution facilities and systems. He has managed multi-discipline teams of engineers, designers, and tradespeople. Mr. Oakley’s most recent corporate role prior to Midgard was Vice President of Hydro Project Development for Brookfield Renewable Power.

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Matt Good, AScT, PMP

Mr. Good is an Electrical Engineering Technologist and has worked in the industry since 1996. With his broad experience in transmission planning and interconnections, Mr. Good has become proficient at bridging the gaps between industry technical experts and business-minded entrepreneurs. As project manager at Brookfield Renewable Power, Mr. Good was responsible for the environmental assessment of the Kokish River Project. Mr. Good graduated from SAIT in Calgary and has worked for TransAlta, AESO, and BC Hydro.

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Marlane ChristensenC.

Ms. Christensen is a Senior Consultant for Aboriginal Relations at Midgard. Ms. Christensen has over 15 years of experience in community and Aboriginal engagement covering natural resources, infrastructure, and transportation projects. Ms. Christensen is a founding member and past President of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB), a non-profit bridging the gap in relationship building and economic development between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses and communities.