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 and Rebecca Schwartz as they demystify and dive deep into some of the most prominent topics in the energy industry.

Latest Episode:

Jan 30, 2023

Punching out scams with Duke Energy

Canadians lost $530M to scams in 2022, per the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. To take advantage of unsuspecting consumers, some fraudsters target the energy industry. In thinkenergy episode 104, Jared Lawrence, Founder & Executive Committee Chair of Utilities… Read More

Your Hosts:

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.

Rebecca Schwartz

Rebecca Schwartz has a love for storytelling and bringing information together in a cohesive way. Her proven track record in community initiatives and content strategy demonstrates Rebecca’s ability to take on new challenges and her dedication to continue learning every day. As the Content and Communications lead for all of Hydro Ottawa’s social channels, Rebecca is always keeping up with current events to create consumable, friendly content for audiences of all kinds.

Recent Episodes:

Aug 29, 2022

The Canadian Climate Institute’s Big Switch

Reaching Canada’s net zero goals is a bit like solving a national puzzle. There are many pieces that need to fit together, including doubling or tripling the amount of zero-emissions electricity Canada currently produces to meet future… Read More

Aug 15, 2022

Summer Recharge: The Evolution of Electrical Safety

While the rate of electrical fatalities is trending downwards, electrical injuries as a whole are not as rare as we’d hope. From the underground electrical economy to DIYers taking on home renovations, electrical safety accidents have increased… Read More

Aug 1, 2022

Summer Recharge: The Birds and the Bees About Pollinator Meadows

Without pollinators like bees and butterflies, our food supply suffers drastically. It’s incredible to think these small insects play such a large role in our existence. With climate change, increased pesticide use, and other limiting factors, pollinator… Read More

Jul 18, 2022

Summer Recharge: District Energy: Looking Back & Moving Forward

The summer heat is in full swing, so let’s revisit why systems like district energy could be a sustainable way to heat and cool communities—ultimately working towards a zero carbon footprint. Jeff Westeinde, President of Zibi Canada… Read More

Jul 4, 2022

Summer Recharge: 

2050: The Future of Energy with the Ontario Energy Association In order to achieve Canada’s goal of being net zero by 2050, the future of energy will need to look a lot different than it does today.… Read More