Hydro President and CEO Jennifer Williams Receives 2022 Woman of Renewable Energy Award

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s President and CEO Jennifer Williams, has received one of the top women leadership awards in Canada – the 2022 Woman of Renewable Energy Award.

The award was announced Wednesday by Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) in partnership with the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA), at the Electricity Transformation Canada Conference and Exhibition in Toronto.

This award acknowledges the efforts and achievements by women in the renewable energy sector.

Jennifer has been applauded for her leadership in her role as the first female President and CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, the people’s Crown utility. Jennifer was recognized for her commitment to providing the people of the province with least-cost reliable energy, and her role leading a utility that is critical to responding to the rapidly accelerating renewable energy landscape.

WiRE’s mission is to advance the role and recognition of under-represented groups, including women, working in the energy sector. To learn more about WiRE, please visit https://womeninrenewableenergy.ca.

“It is truly humbling to be recognized at this point in my career as a leader in the renewable energy sector. Women are leading the shift to green energy and I accept this award to shine a light on the decisive role women play leading the critical global energy transition. I firmly believe there has never been a better time to be in this industry and I encourage more and more women to join me. I want to thank WiRE for recognizing me with this prestigious award and for its mission to advance the role and recognition of women in the renewable energy sector.”
Jennifer Williams, President and CEO, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro