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:

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

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:

Dec 20, 2021

Podcasts of Holiday Past, Present and Future

This week, we have a special holiday episode of the ThinkEnergy podcast. Inspired by one of our favourite Christmas movies, A Christmas Carol, we’re here to present some podcast “ghosts” of past, present and future. Get ready… Read More

Nov 22, 2021

The Evolution of Electrical Safety

Unfortunately, electrical injuries are not as rare as one would hope. But the rate of electrical fatalities is actually trending down thanks to the efforts of the Electrical Safety Authority. Today’s big question: How has the Electrical… Read More

Nov 22, 2021

The Power of Local Hydro and the Electricity Distributors Association

The energy sector, specifically electricity, is evolving at a rapid pace. But some folks may not realize that 94 per cent of Ontario’s electricity is generated without producing any greenhouse gas emissions. That’s pretty remarkable. So, what… Read More

Nov 8, 2021

Innovating the Grid through Distributed Energy Resources

New considerations for innovating how electricity is generated, distributed, and stored are being made every day. This includes the development and implementation of distributed energy resources – a promising solution for increasing the integration of clean energy. How… Read More

Oct 25, 2021

EV-olving Transportation

The Government of Canada has mandated that 100 per cent of car and passenger truck sales be zero-emission by 2035. All kinds of measures will be required to support this transportation evolution. Are Canadians ready to embrace… Read More