Renewable energy.
Sustainable development.

Our mission is to increase our production of renewable energy by developing and operating high quality facilities while respecting the environment and balancing the best interests of the host communities, our partners, and our investors.

Innergex is a global player in the renewable energy sector. We have been active since 1990 in developing, owning, and operating run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar photovoltaic farms  and geothermal power generation plants. We conduct operations in Canada, France, the United States, Iceland and Chile.

Our growth is solidly rooted in a long-term vision and strict adherence to our mission and our values. Going forward, our time-tested approach will continue to guide us in achieving our vision of providing sustainable energy for a greener future.

Conscientious innovators who are respectful of their partners, the members of the Innergex team champion fundamental values that earn them the respect of their partners and the communities that host their projects.

Integrity

We are guided in our decisions by a set of clear principles which ensure that our values and actions are congruent. These principles are articulated in a series of policies.

Responsibility

We are accountable to our stakeholders for the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the sites we develop and operate, as well as the energy we produce.

We are also accountable for the successful implementation of our business plan and the achievement of our established objectives.

Transparency

We encourage and value open bidirectional communication with our stakeholders, and we strive to provide complete and accurate information on our activities and our performance that is easily accessible to the general public.

Collaboration

We build solid relationships with our external stakeholders, including First Nations and local communities, suppliers and service providers, as well as government and regulatory agencies – successful partnerships that form the foundation of our long-term success.

Internally, we promote a culture of teamwork and cooperation among our employees.

Innergex adheres to the following Key Principles in order to provide a solution to the energy challenges of both today and tomorrow, to protect the environment while optimizing the use of natural resources to produce electricity, and to earn and sustain its social acceptability.

1

We believe that people should have access to reliable, affordable, clean and renewable energy.

2

Climate change is real. We believe that renewable energy is part of the solution to climate change.

3

We believe in a level playing field for electricity procurement. We support carbon pricing or any other means of internalizing environmental and social costs in the price of electricity.

4

We believe in the protection of our environment and in the responsible development of natural resources. We support a comprehensive and efficient regulatory and planning framework.

5

We believe that social acceptance is the cornerstone of successful project development and that strong projects are built on long-term cooperation with stakeholders and by working in collaboration with First Nations and local communities.

6

We believe in long-term sustainable development that balances social, environmental, and economic considerations.

7

We believe in lasting relationships with our employees, our partners, and our external stakeholders built on respect, transparency, and integrity.

8

We believe that Innergex can effect change.

Innergex is a global player in the renewable energy sector. We have been active since 1990 in developing, owning, and operating run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar photovoltaic farms  and geothermal power generation plants. We conduct operations in Canada, France, the United States, Iceland and Chile.

Our growth is solidly rooted in a long-term vision and strict adherence to our mission and our values. Going forward, our time-tested approach will continue to guide us in achieving our vision of providing sustainable energy for a greener future.

Integrity

We are guided in our decisions by a set of clear principles which ensure that our values and actions are congruent. These principles are articulated in a series of policies.

Responsibility

We are accountable to our stakeholders for the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the sites we develop and operate, as well as the energy we produce.

We are also accountable for the successful implementation of our business plan and the achievement of our established objectives.

Transparency

We encourage and value open bidirectional communication with our stakeholders, and we strive to provide complete and accurate information on our activities and our performance that is easily accessible to the general public.

Collaboration

We build solid relationships with our external stakeholders, including First Nations and local communities, suppliers and service providers, as well as government and regulatory agencies – successful partnerships that form the foundation of our long-term success.

Internally, we promote a culture of teamwork and cooperation among our employees.

1

We believe that people should have access to reliable, affordable, clean and renewable energy.

2

Climate change is real. We believe that renewable energy is part of the solution to climate change.

3

We believe in a level playing field for electricity procurement. We support carbon pricing or any other means of internalizing environmental and social costs in the price of electricity.

4

We believe in the protection of our environment and in the responsible development of natural resources. We support a comprehensive and efficient regulatory and planning framework.

5

We believe that social acceptance is the cornerstone of successful project development and that strong projects are built on long-term cooperation with stakeholders and by working in collaboration with First Nations and local communities.

6

We believe in long-term sustainable development that balances social, environmental, and economic considerations.

7

We believe in lasting relationships with our employees, our partners, and our external stakeholders built on respect, transparency, and integrity.

8

We believe that Innergex can effect change.

Our management

Michel Letellier MBA President and Chief Executive Officer

Increasing renewable energy production to sustain future generation has long been a passion for Michel Letellier. For over two decades he has been a driving force at Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., first as Vice President – Finance, then as Chief Executive Officer, before been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. His commitment in overseeing the Corporation’s business activities has led to sound financial management and long-term sustainability that has helped grow Innergex into a global energy producer admired by industry peers. Under Mr. Letellier’s strategic direction, the Corporation has been positioned to where it stands today, as a leader in the renewable energy industry that conducts operations on two continents.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Letellier spent time developing and operating several hydroelectric projects for Boralex Inc.

Mr. Letellier holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (1986) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Université de Sherbrooke (1988) and is a member of the board of directors of Cartier Wind Energy Inc. and KP Tissue Inc.

Jean Perron CPA, CA Chief Financial Officer

Jean Perron joined Innergex in 2003. As Chief Financial Officer since 2007, Mr. Perron is responsible for the Corporation’s accounting, taxation, and budgeting processes and of the Information Technology department. He also provides leadership in developing the Corporation’s corporate structure in close cooperation with the legal department.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Perron worked for KPMG LLP for more than 13 years, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, lastly as Senior Manager in taxation for a diversified clientele of private and public companies. Mr. Perron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (1990) and was admited as Chartered Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant in 1992.

Jean Trudel MBA Chief Investment and Development Officer

Jean Trudel joined Innergex in 2002. As Chief Investment and Development officer since 2015, Mr. Trudel is responsible for the execution of the Corporation’s investment and development strategy in Canada and Internationally, which includes development of new projetcs, negotiation and financing process for potential acquisitions, project financing and optimizing the Corporation’s capital structure.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Trudel worked for Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (formerly Clarica) from 1999 to 2002 as Director, Investment Project Financing for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Prior to that, Mr. Trudel spent three years as a member of the Corporate Banking Group at Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Trudel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree from HEC Montréal (1993) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University (1996).

Richard Blanchet P.Eng., M.Sc. Senior Vice President – Hydro and Special Projects

Richard Blanchet joined Innergex in 2001. As Senior Vice President – Hydro and Special Projects, Mr. Blanchet is focussing his technical expertise on hydroelectric projects in different markets, internationally, mainly in Latin America.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Blanchet worked as a specialist and project manager at Group RSW Inc. for more than 13 years. Mr. Blanchet holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree (1986) and a Master of Science degree (1989), both from Université Laval.
 Mr. Blanchet has been a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec since 1988, and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 2002.

Renaud de Batz M.Sc., MBA Senior Vice President – Latin America

Renaud de Batz joined Innergex in 2002. As Senior Vice President since 2015, he was responsible for overseeing the development of hydroelectric projects in Canada, including supervising construction and engineering activities and coordinating the multi-disciplinary teams involved at all project stages, from development to commissioning. He is now responsible for the business development in Latin America.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. de Batz worked at RSW Inc. for more than 12 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility in Canada and abroad, lastly as Project Director and Specialist. Mr. de Batz holds a Master of Science (Geology) degree from Université de Marseille (1985) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (2003). Mr. de Batz is a member of the APEGBC as a Professional Geoscientist.

Peter Grover Eng. Senior Vice President – Wind and Solar

Peter Grover joined Innergex in 2005. As Vice President – Wind and Solar since 2015, Mr. Grover is responsible for overseeing Innergex’s development activities, operations and integration in wind and solar energy projects. At Innergex, he managed construction of more than 1000 MW and oversees the operations of wind and solar farms with more than 1,500 MW installed capacity.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Grover worked for a manufacturer and supplier of equipment and enenergy production system for more than 20 years, in Canada and abroad, holding positions of increasing responsibility, lastly as Director of Project Management. Mr. Grover holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Concordia University (1986) and has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 1992.

François Hébert Senior Vice President – Operations and Maintenance

François Hébert joined Innergex in 1999. As Senior Vice President – Operations and Maintenance since 2011, Mr. Hébert is responsible for overseeing operation and maintenance activities for the Corporation’s hydroelectric facilities, in order to maximize their productivity and useful life. He also plays an active role in the design and commissioning of electromechanical equipment for hydroelectric projects under construction, with more than 2,000 MW to his credit. He oversees operations for hydroelectric facilities with an installed capacity of more than 1,500 MW.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Hébert worked for Alstom for 12 years, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, lastly as the Automation Department’s Coordinator. Mr. Hébert holds a diploma in Electronics from Cégep de Sherbrooke (1986) and a specialization in instrumentations and controls from Cégep du Vieux-Montréal (1987).

Jean-François Neault Senior Vice President — Finance

Jean-François Neault joined Innergex in 2018. Mr. Neault is Vice President – Finances until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer on November 14, 2018.

Prior to joining Innergex, Jean-François was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Colabor. He began his career at Cascades where he rose through the ranks to become Vice President, Finance and Administration, a position he held for more than 8 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1995) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke (2003). He earned the title of Certified Management Accountant in 1997 and is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Québec.

Yves Baribeault P. Eng., LL.B., MBA Vice President – Legal Affairs, Operations and Projects

Yves Baribeault joined Innergex in 2009. As Vice President – Legal Affairs, Operations and Projects since 2015, Mr. Baribeault is responsible for managing legal affairs related to the Corporation’s operations and development. Mr. Baribeault has been a lawyer for more than 27 years.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Baribeault worked at Air Liquide Canada Inc. for over 12 years, where he held positions with increasing responsibilities and ultimately as Assistant Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel. Before that, he was Chief of Labour Relations at G.U.S. Canada and worked in private practice for various Montreal legal firms. Mr. Baribeault has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering (1986) and Bachelor of Law (1990) from the University of Sherbrooke as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (International Finance and Administration) from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (1998). He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 1986 and of the Barreau du Québec since 1991.

Anne Cliche Vice President – Human Resources

Anne Cliche joined Innergex in 2011. As Vice President – Human Resources, Mrs. Cliche works in close collaboration with the senior management team to ensure the implementation of the Corporation’s strategic plan. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of human resources strategies, programs, and tools, and for optimizing the Corporation’s organizational structure in order to support its growth.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mrs. Cliche worked for three years as an independent consultant specializing in organizational development and change management. From 2005 to 2008, Mrs. Cliche was National Director of Organizational Development for Saputo. Prior to that, Mrs. Cliche was National Director – Operations and Project Management within the Corporate Communications team at Microcell from 2000 to 2003, and National Training Director – Sales and Customer Service Training with Fido from 1996 to 1999. Mrs. Cliche holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Université Laval (1983).

Claude Chartrand P.Eng., B.A.Sc. Vice President – Engineering

Claude Chartrand joined Innergex in 2012 as Vice President – Engineering. Mr. Chartrand is responsible for managing the Engineering Department based in Vancouver, whose mandate is to provide engineering services for projects in development, to participate in the coordination of activities during project construction, and to provide assistance to the operations team.

Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Chartrand worked for AECOM (formerly RSW Inc.) for more than 23 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility, lastly as Vice President, Regional Business Line Leader, Energy, Canada West.

Prior to that, Mr. Chartrand worked as an engineer on numerous projects in the energy sector, particularly in hydroelectric power generation, at Monenco Consultants Ltd. (1981-1988), Société d’ingénierie Cartier (1977-1981), and Montreal Engineering Co. (1975-1977). Mr. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal (1975). He is a member of several professional engineers associations, namely those of Ontario and British Columbia. Mr. Chartrand is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 1977.

Matt Kennedy M.Sc., R.P.Bio. Vice President – Environment

Matt Kennedy joined Innergex in 2011 (with the acquisition of Cloudworks Energy Inc.). As Vice President – Environment, he oversees Innergex’s environmental obligations and risks for the corporation’s renewable electricity projects in all phases, including development, construction and operations. He provides strategic direction to a team of dedicated in-house environmental professionals responsible for study and analysis, obtaining permits and approvals, and maintaining compliance with all environmental obligations. Mr. Kennedy is responsible for establishing and maintaining various key relationships with community groups and key regulatory agencies. He has worked in senior environmental roles in the renewable energy industry for well over a decade.

Prior to entering the renewable energy sector, Mr. Kennedy was a consulting aquatic/fisheries biologist to the mining, forestry, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors for over 10 years. He holds a Master of Science designation from Western University (1995) and has been a Registered Professional Biologist (British Columbia) since 2004.

Colleen Giroux-Schmidt Vice President – Corporate Relations

Colleen Giroux-Schmidt joined Innergex in 2011. As Vice President – Corporate Relations, she leads the engagement and relationship activities with all levels of government, communities, strategic partners and other stakeholders. Her team leads the policy research and advocacy portfolio with the goal of increasing renewable energy opportunities to help jurisdictions meet their climate change goals. Colleen continues to participate in government working groups and task forces, both provincially and federally, as well as leads Innergex’s work with the Energy Forum, a collaborative table of representatives from the ENGO community and the renewable energy industry and was appointed to the federal government’s newly created Generation Energy Council. She has served as a renewable energy expert on different panels and has received awards for her significant expertise and contribution to the renewable energy sector both in BC and across Canada. Colleen is also responsible for the management of Innergex’s Vancouver office.

Prior to joining Innergex, Ms. Giroux-Schmidt was Director, Environment and Manager, Major Projects at Plutonic Power Corporation and worked many years for the Association of Mineral Exploration BC. She served as the first female Chair of the Board of Directors for Clean Energy BC from 2014 through 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History and English from Simon Fraser University.

Jay Sutton Vice President – Construction and Operations

Jay Sutton joined Innergex in 2018. As Vice-President – Construction and Operations, Mr. Sutton is responsible for construction and operation of Innergex’ wind and solar projects in the US and western Canada.

Mr. Sutton previously worked as VP – Construction and Operations for Alterra Power (acquired by Innergex in 2018) since 2010 and managed construction and operation of 300MW of hydro projects in British Columbia and a 200MW wind project in Texas. Prior to that, he worked as Project Manager and Province’s Representative on large infrastructure projects for BC Hydro and WorleyParsons, and as an Engineer and consultant since 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Nathalie Théberge LL.B Vice President – Corporate Legal Affairs and Secretary

Nathalie Théberge joined the Innergex team in 2010. As Vice President – Corporate Legal Affairs and Secretary, Ms Théberge is a trusted advisor working closely with the Innergex Board of Directors, its committees and the management team. As part of her role, she leads all securities and corporate law and corporate governance matters as well as the legal aspects of Innergex’s acquisitions, strategic joint ventures and corporate and debt financing. Nathalie also sits as director of the board of various joint ventures and strategic partnerships of Innergex.

Prior to joining Innergex, Ms Théberge gained solid experience working for major Quebec companies, such as Cascades and Bombardier Capital, as well as working as an associate in private practice with a Montreal law firm. She is a graduate from the University of Montreal Law School and a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1992. Contributing to the community is also a priority for Ms Théberge. Since 2016, she has been a member of the board of La Fondation les petits trésors, a non-profit organization, devoted to children and youth mental health and a philanthropic partner of Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital.

Our governance

The primary stewardship responsibility of the Board of Directors is to ensure Innergex’s viability. Its mandate is to oversee the management of the business and affairs of the Company with a view to evaluating, on an ongoing basis, whether its resources are being managed in a manner consistent with shareholder value enhancement, ethical considerations, and stakeholders’ interests.

Board of Directors

Jean La Couture1 – Chairman of the Board
Principal occupation: President, Huis Clos Ltée
Innergex Director since: March 20102

Ross J. Beaty
Principal occupation: Chairman of Equinox Gold Corp. and Pan American Silver Corp.
Innergex Director since: February 2018

Nathalie Francisci1
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: May 2017

Richard Gagnon1
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: May 2017

Daniel Lafrance1
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: March 20102

Michel Letellier
Principal occupation: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company
Innergex Director since: October 2002

Dalton McGuinty1
Principal occupation: Advisor to the President, Desire2Learn
Innergex Director since: May 2015

Monique Mercier1
Principal occupation: Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Chief Legal and Governance Officer of TELUS Corporation
Innergex Director since: October 2015

1   Independant. Independence is determined within the meaning of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulation 58-101 – Respecting Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices.
2   Before March 2010, date of the strategic combination, Jean Lacouture and Daniel Lafrance were, since 2003, trustees of Innergex Power Trust, subsidiary of Innergex Power Income Fund.

Board committees

AUDIT COMMITTEE
Richard Gagnon
Jean La Couture
Daniel Lafrance (Chair)

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Nathalie Francisci
Dalton McGuinty
Monique Mercier (Chair)

HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Nathalie Francisci
Richard Gagnon (Chair)
Daniel Lafrance

Our Code of Conduct sets the standard and provides guidance as to our expectations for all employees, officers, consultants, directors, and others when representing the Company.

Its purpose is to provide guidelines to ensure that Innergex’s reputation for integrity and good corporate citizenship is maintained through the adherence to high ethical standards, backed by open and honest relations among employees, shareholders, directors, officers, suppliers, host communities, partners and other stakeholders.

Employees, officers and directors of the Company receive a copy of the Code of Conduct, as well as a training session on its content, each year. Infractions of the Code of Conduct are reported to the Board of Directors’ Corporate Governance Committee.

Read Innergex’s Code of Conduct.

Board of Directors

Jean La Couture1 – Chairman of the Board
Principal occupation: President, Huis Clos Ltée
Innergex Director since: March 20102

Ross J. Beaty
Principal occupation: Chairman of Equinox Gold Corp. and Pan American Silver Corp.
Innergex Director since: February 2018

Nathalie Francisci1
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: May 2017

Richard Gagnon1
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: May 2017

Daniel Lafrance1
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: March 20102

Michel Letellier
Principal occupation: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company
Innergex Director since: October 2002

Dalton McGuinty1
Principal occupation: Advisor to the President, Desire2Learn
Innergex Director since: May 2015

Monique Mercier1
Principal occupation: Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Chief Legal and Governance Officer of TELUS Corporation
Innergex Director since: October 2015

1   Independant. Independence is determined within the meaning of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulation 58-101 – Respecting Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices.
2   Before March 2010, date of the strategic combination, Jean Lacouture and Daniel Lafrance were, since 2003, trustees of Innergex Power Trust, subsidiary of Innergex Power Income Fund.

Board committees

AUDIT COMMITTEE
Richard Gagnon
Jean La Couture
Daniel Lafrance (Chair)

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Nathalie Francisci
Dalton McGuinty
Monique Mercier (Chair)

HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Nathalie Francisci
Richard Gagnon (Chair)
Daniel Lafrance

Its purpose is to provide guidelines to ensure that Innergex’s reputation for integrity and good corporate citizenship is maintained through the adherence to high ethical standards, backed by open and honest relations among employees, shareholders, directors, officers, suppliers, host communities, partners and other stakeholders.

Employees, officers and directors of the Company receive a copy of the Code of Conduct, as well as a training session on its content, each year. Infractions of the Code of Conduct are reported to the Board of Directors’ Corporate Governance Committee.

Read Innergex’s Code of Conduct.