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 Trevor Freeman as he demystifies and dives deep into some of the most prominent topics in the energy industry.

Latest Episode:

May 13, 2024

Heat Pump Check In with Shawn Carr

Heat pumps are proving as one method to combat climate change and decarbonize Canada—because they can operate at 300% efficiency (or greater!), while a standard furnace runs between 93–94%. In this episode of thinkenergy, Hydro Ottawa’s Shawn… Read More

Your Host:

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:

Apr 29, 2024

Modernizing the electricity grid with the Advanced Distribution Management System

If electrification is the future of energy, the grid must become more efficient and more reliable. All across Canada, from province to province to right here at home in Ottawa. Jenna Gillis, Manager of Distribution System Integration… Read More

Apr 15, 2024

Vision Quest: Modernizing Ontario’s Energy Future with the EDA

Ontario’s electricity sector is evolving, as the province navigates the transition to cleaner energy amidst rising demand. In thinkenergy episode 135, we explore the grid’s structure and key players, highlighting the crucial role of distributors (Local Distribution… Read More

Apr 1, 2024

What the data tells us

Decarbonization, the energy transition, and combating the climate crisis are critical to the future of Canadians (and the planet). But we all have different priorities and opinions. In episode 134 of thinkenergy, David Coletto, founder and CEO… Read More

Mar 18, 2024

The future workforce: starting a career in energy

The energy transition will define the sector for decades. And smart, passionate people are needed across the industry—leaders and innovative thinkers to chart the path forward. In his first episode hosting thinkenergy, Trevor Freeman gives the future… Read More

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