Many of these initiatives were the first of their kind in British Columbia, including the pioneering Cape Scott Wind farm that was the first wind farm project in British Columbia to receive federal and provincial Environmental Assessment approvals. In addition, Ms. Campfens managed the international regulatory processes for the first international merchant transmission line to be granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Canadian National Energy Board.
Ms. Campfens’ experience and strong leadership skills have positioned her as a prominent figure in the industry, resulting in her election/appointment to pivotal roles, including Director at Clean Energy BC, Director at CanWEA,and a founding Director of the BC Women in Energy Network.
Ms. Campfens received a BFA degree from NSCAD University in 1991 and an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University in 2006.
Ms. Bird has previously served as Manager of Business Development at Sea Breeze Power, as well as Managing Director for reconcept Renewable Energy Ltd. She has acted as Executive Director of BC Women in Energy Network, has sat on industry committees representing the renewable energy industry, and continues to be an active participant in several industry associations.
Ms. Bird received a BSc. from Mount Allison University and an MSc. in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Griffiths managed the 99 MW Cape Scott Wind Farm project (formerly called Knob Hill) to the point of achieving its contract with BC Hydro, EA Certificate, and equity financing; that project is now owned by GDF-Suez with commercial operations expected to begin in 2013. Mr. Griffiths also managed regulatory proceedings for the Vancouver Island Cable project in 2005/06.
Mr. Griffiths completed his Master of Science degree in Environment & Management at Royal Roads University in 2006. His thesis project involved an exploration of the effectiveness of an ecosystem-based management framework in planning a large wind farm project and simultaneously protecting ecosystem structure and function. Mr. Griffiths teaches a course in wind power development at British Columbia Institute of Technology and is also involved in various volunteer initiatives around Vancouver.
Mo currently manages renewable energy projects for Sea Breeze Power Corp. He works with the Manager of Wind Development to inform strategic decisions regarding wind projects. He also manages the Environmental Assessment and permitting processes for projects, including coordination of internal staff and external consultants; and oversees the production of related documents. He supports the review of technical and environmental information for projects, including due diligence on prospective projects.
He also leads all GIS work and specializes in detailed desktop suitability analysis of potential renewable energy projects. In addition, Mo seeks out and analyzes new potential wind sites and optimizes wind farm layouts.
Finally, Mo manages and participates in the installation of meteorological towers.