Innergex is an independent renewable power producer which develops, acquires, owns and operates hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities. As a global corporation, we conduct operations in Canada, the United States, France, and Chile.
We manage a large portfolio of assets currently consisting of interests in 80 operating facilities with a net installed capacity of 3,152 MW (gross 3,852 MW), including 40 hydroelectric facilities, 32 wind farms, and eight solar farms.
We also hold interests in 14 projects under development and several prospective projects at different stages of development. Respecting the environment and balancing the best interests of the host communities, our partners, and our investors are at the heart of our development strategy.
Building a better world with renewable energy.
We believe in a better world where abundant renewable energy promotes healthier communities and creates shared prosperity. Innergex contributes to this vision by leveraging its long-term commitment, proven expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative approach. We will continue to generate value for our employees, our shareholders, our partners and our host communities today to contribute to a more sustainable world for future generations. We remain committed to responsible growth that balances people, our planet, and prosperity. We believe in offering an engaging, inclusive and supportive work environment where each team member can thrive.
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 social acceptance.
We believe that people should have access to reliable, affordable, clean and renewable energy.
Climate change is real and renewable energy is part of the solution.
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.
We believe in the protection of the environment and in the responsible development of natural resources. We support a comprehensive and efficient regulatory and planning framework.
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 Indigenous and local communities.
We believe in long-term sustainable development that balances People, our Planet and Prosperity.
We believe in lasting relationships with our employees, our partners, and our external stakeholders built on respect, transparency and integrity.
We believe that Innergex effects change.
Engaging with local and Indigenous communities
Innergex has made social acceptance a cornerstone of its development strategy and has a successful track record of building long-lasting relationships with local and Indigenous communities. This has proven to be an incredible lever for growth over the years, and it has enabled us to build successful projects that are fully aligned with our sustainable development principles. Whether in the form of shared economic benefits, employment opportunities, shared ownership, or partnership agreements, we recognize our responsibility to help share socio-economic opportunities with local communities.
Founded in 1990, Innergex is a leading independent renewable power producer specializing in hydro, wind, and solar energies. For almost three decades we’ve not only developed a solid reputation in the renewable energy sector, we’ve grown from a small independent energy producer to a global corporation now operating in Canada, the United States, France, and Chile.
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Michel Letellier, MBA
Increasing renewable energy production to sustain future generations has been a passion for Michel Letellier for nearly three decades. Since 1997, he has been a driving force at Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., first as Vice President – Finance, then as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer before being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. His leadership of the Corporation’s business activities has led to sound financial management and long-term sustainability, growing Innergex into a global energy producer respected by industry peers. Under Mr. Letellier’s strategic direction, the Corporation has become a leader in the renewable energy industry, with activities on three continents.
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 KP Tissue Inc.
Jean Trudel, MBA
Jean Trudel joined Innergex in 2002. Prior to being appointed Chief Financial Officer, he occupied various functions at Innergex including M&A, accounting, financing, capital structure optimization, investor relations, communications, up to overseeing the development strategy across all markets, including acquisitions, financing and project development as the Chief Investment and Development Officer from 2015 to 2022.
Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Trudel worked for Sun Life Insurance 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).
Yves Baribeault, P. Eng., LL.B., MBA
Yves Baribeault joined Innergex in 2009. As Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since 2021, Mr. Baribeault works closely with the Board of Directors and the management team to develop and implement corporate governance procedures. He is also responsible for managing legal affairs related to the Corporation’s operations and development, including the acquisition of new projects and matters related to securities and corporate law.
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 Université de 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.
Alexandra Boislard-Pépin, MBA
Alexandra Boislard-Pépin joined Innergex in June 2020. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Boislard-Pépin collaborates in the implementation of the Corporation’s strategy that puts People at the centre of its actions. Her expertise in talent development and her innovative approach to human resources management support Innergex in its efforts to create a positive work environment where everyone can grow and thrive.
Prior to joining Innergex, Ms. Boislard-Pépin worked for three years at Aimia Inc. where she notably held the position of Vice President, Talent and Culture. Previously, she worked at Yellow Pages after having spent 14 years progressing at Pratt & Whitney Canada. Ms. Boislard-Pépin began her career at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. She holds a bachelor’s degree with the Highest Honors in economics from the University of Ottawa (1998) and obtained a MBA from HEC Montréal in 2002. She has been a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) since 2009. Involved in her community, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the Théâtre de la Ville since 2022.
Pascale Tremblay, M.Sc., Ing.
Pascale Tremblay joined Innergex in 2021. As Chief Asset Officer, she is in charge of overseeing the operations of our renewable energy facilities. She deploys her extensive experience in engineering both in the aerospace and hydropower sectors, as well as her leadership, managerial and analysis skills to support our strategy to maximize value from our quality assets and optimize operations.
Prior to joining Innergex, Ms Tremblay held a range of operational roles at Pratt & Whitney Canada for 23 years and the latest as Vice-President Customer Service Operations. She previously worked 9 years as project manager in the hydroelectric sector for Tecsult, an Engineering consultant firm, including at various James Bay sites. She holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management (1998) and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (1990) both from Université de Sherbrooke. She is a member of the l’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) since 1990.
Renaud de Batz, M.Sc., MBA
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.
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 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.
Robert Guillemette, P.Eng
Robert Guillemette joined Innergex in 2018 (with the acquisition of Cartier Wind Energy Inc.). As Vice President – Technical Services, he manages the Technical Service Team for all Innergex sites.
A graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montréal (1977) in electrical engineering, Mr. Guillemette served as General Manager at Cartier Wind Energy since 2010. He was responsible for construction projects as well as the management of the operations and maintenance of all Cartier’s wind farms. In his career, Mr. Guillemette has held senior management positions in various technology companies. He was Vice President of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer for AAER Corporation, a high-power wind turbine manufacturer. He was also founder and CEO of ECI group, a group of companies specialized in high voltage electrical products and defense products using composite materials technology, whose activities covered Europe and North America. Previously, he was founder and Director of the Centre for composite materials, a technology centre that focuses on the development of the applications of composite materials technology in various industrial sectors.
Guillaume Jumel joined Innergex in 2011. As Vice President and Managing Director – France, Mr. Jumel is responsible for Innergex’s operations and development activities in France.
Prior to becoming Vice President in 2021, he successively held the positions of Director of Project Finance and Senior Director of Investments. In that role, he contributed to the rapid growth of Innergex in Canada and internationally by successfully completing several financing and acquisition projects. Mr. Jumel founded the French office of Innergex in 2017 in Lyon.
Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Jumel worked in project finance for a French-Belgian bank (Dexia) where he set up several financings in the field of infrastructure (PPP) and energy. Mr. Jumel is a graduate of ESSEC in France.
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.
David Little joined Innergex in 2017. As Vice President and Managing Director – USA, since 2021, Mr. Little is responsible for Innergex’s operations and development activities in the United States.
Mr. Little has been developing and financing renewable energy projects for more than 25 years, including facilities for solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and energy storage. Before joining Innergex, he was a Senior Director for Enel Green Power, responsible for the Western Region and a Senior Vice President at Padoma Wind Power (a former NRG subsidiary). He was also a Managing Director at Catamount Energy, and held management positions at Constellation Holdings, and Reunion Power. Mr. Little graduated with a Masters from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance from the University of Richmond.
Niko Nikolaidis, M.Sc., MBA
Niko Nikolaidis joined Innergex in 2017. As Vice President – Investments and Financing, Mr. Nikolaidis leads Innergex’s dedicated Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions team and reports to Jean Trudel. Before becoming Vice President in 2021, he was Senior Director – Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, where he spearheaded Innergex’s expansion in the US market through various acquisitions and led the team in charge of identifying, analysing and closing several financing opportunities.
Prior to joining Innergex, he held positions at Ernst & Young, Terna-Energy and most recently at Nord/LB, in positions related to investment and financing activities in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He worked in various locations in Europe and the United States before moving to Canada to join Innergex. His past experience provided him with a deep knowledge of power markets and a global network of contacts in the energy industry. Mr Nikolaidis holds a B.Sc. and M. Sc. In Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University (2004) and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis (2007).
Jaime Pino joined Innergex in 2021 (with the acquisition of Energía Llaima in Chile). As Vice President and Managing Director – Chile, Mr. Pino is responsible for Innergex’s operations and development activities in Chile. Before becoming Vice President in 2021, he was Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions and Development at Energía Llaima where he managed the company’s expansion in Chile through various acquisitions and leading the take-over processes.
Prior to joining Innergex, Mr. Pino worked for Energía Llaima from 2013 to 2018 as General Manager of Frontera and San Carlos Hydro Project. He worked as CEO of Sitemas SEC, (ACS-Dragados and Endesa Groups) for the dispatching, electrification and communication systems of national railways from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Pino was the CFO of Ferrocarril del Pacifico, the largest Freight Railroad Company in Chile from 1999 to 2005.
Mr. Pino holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Civil Engineering with the Highest Honors from the Diego Portales University (1995) as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2000).
When Ethics and Integrity Govern
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards are at the heart of our decision-making process, and our experienced Board of Directors oversees the management of the Corporation to ensure Innergex’s viability and its creation of sustainable, long-term returns.
Our Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: March 20102
Ross J. Beaty1
Principal occupation: Chairman of Equinox Gold Corp. and Pan American Silver Corp.
Innergex Director since: February 2018
Pierre G. Brodeur1
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: May 2020
Principal occupation: Partner, Governance & Diversity, Odgers Berndtson
Innergex Director since: May 2017
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: May 2017
Principal occupation: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation
Innergex Director since: October 2002
Principal occupation: Advisor to the President, Desire2Learn
Innergex Director since: May 2015
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: October 2015
Principal occupation: Corporate Director
Innergex Director since: February 2019
Principal occupation: Senior Director – Facilities Operations at Hydro-Québec
Innergex Director since: February 2020
1 Independent. 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 Plan of Arrangement, Daniel Lafrance was, since 2003, trustee of Innergex Power Trust, subsidiary of Innergex Power Income Fund.
Pierre G. Brodeur (Chair)
Corporate Governance Committee
Monique Mercier (Chair)
Human Resources Committee
Richard Gagnon (Chair)
We have formalized our governance practices through a series of Charters for the Board of Directors and each of its committees, and through a series of Policies for the Corporation.
Our Code of Conduct sets the standard and provides guidance as to our expectations for all employees, officers, consultants, members of the Board of Directors and others when representing the Corporation.
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, and backed by open and honest relations among employees, shareholders, directors, officers, suppliers, host communities, partners and other stakeholders.
Innergex revises and updates its Code of Conduct on a regular basis and provides copies and training sessions on its content each year to employees.