Think Energy

Sparking conversations about the energy of tomorrow.

thinkenergy looks at the energy of tomorrow, today.

Every two weeks we’ll speak with game-changing experts to bring you the latest on the fast-changing energy landscape, innovative technologies, eco-conscious efforts, and more. Join Hydro Ottawa’s Dan Séguin as he demystifies and dives deep into some of the most prominent topics in the energy industry.

Latest Episode:

Mar 1, 2024

Passing the mic: meet the new host of thinkenergy

Thinkenergy launched May 2019, with host Dan Séguin leading the charge to demystify the fast-changing world of energy. From helping Canadians better understand the sector to sharing insights from industry leaders and experts, Dan is a key… Read More

Your Host:

Dan Séguin

Never afraid to jump in the ring, Dan Séguin enjoys a good challenge. Known as a high-energy, feisty, results-driven leader, Dan is a creative thinker and compelling influencer with over 37 years of professional experience. As the Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Dan leads the development and implementation of all strategies and programs to engage and inform Hydro Ottawa’s key audiences. Dan is passionate about emerging online and social trends, as well as investigating what the energy industry could look like in the future.


Trevor Freeman

Trevor is the Supervisor of Hydro Ottawa’s Key Accounts team, which supports the National Capital’s largest electricity customers. In this role, he and his team help connect these customers to the wide array of expertise and services that Hydro Ottawa has when it comes to energy. He regularly supports customers on their energy and decarbonization journeys, while also supporting advocacy and regulatory efforts to help the energy industry evolve with the changing energy landscape. Trevor is a licensed Professional Engineer, who is passionate about working toward solutions to climate change, and has spent his career helping building owners improve their buildings. Prior to joining Hydro Ottawa, he was a sustainability consultant.


Recent Episodes:

Feb 19, 2024

Rewind Episode: Coming Clean About a Clean Electricity Future

Rewind episode: The pressure to tackle pollution and climate change is increasing, as countries worldwide are eliminating greenhouse gases and moving away from fossil fuels. This shift towards a cleaner future has a lot of moving parts,… Read More

Feb 5, 2024

Embracing energy independence with OREC

Small-scale technologies like solar panels and on-site battery storage are empowering homeowners, businesses, and entire communities to become more energy independent. In this episode, we talk with Dick Bakker, Director of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC),… Read More

Jan 22, 2024

Examining Canada’s EV trajectory

We’ve spoken with many experts about electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada, covering everything from adoption trends to announcements, projects, and policies. This episode curates some of the most informative takeaways from these discussions. Envision Canada’s EV future… Read More

Jan 8, 2024

The future of waterpower with WaterPower Canada

Waterpower is Canada’s most abundant renewable resource, providing 60 per cent of our electricity. But here’s the big question: as Canada looks to an emissions-free future, how can waterpower, one of the oldest power sources on the… Read More

Dec 18, 2023

Recap: Mitigating the Impacts of Winter (Part 2)

Ice storms, blizzards, and high winds can all lead to extended power outages, turning bad weather into a crisis for those affected. And Canada has had several intense cold weather events in recent years. In part 2… Read More