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:

Mar 27, 2023

The Ontario Energy Board and the great energy transition

Canada is at the forefront of the global energy transition, leading with the goal to be net zero by 2050. To get there, the electricity sector must be decarbonized by 2035, from coast-to-coast, province-to-territory. So what does… 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 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

Jun 20, 2022

Summer Recharge: EV-olving Transportation with Cara Clairman

In our last episode, we spoke with Loren McDonald about the shift in social perception when it comes to adopting EVs across Canada. However, it’ll take more than just a social shift for this adoption to happen.… Read More