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:

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

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:

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