News Release: Minister Parsons Announces Appointment
“The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, today announced that Jennifer Williams has been appointed as Team Lead for the Churchill River Energy Analysis Team following the resignation of Brendan Paddick.
The Team has been given the mandate of undertaking a detailed analysis of the hydro-electric opportunities that exist on the Churchill River. This includes detailed forecasting of electricity prices, potential capital costs, energy trends, and other relevant factors that could affect the potential value that could be achieved from the Churchill River.
The work of the analysis team will help strengthen Newfoundland and Labrador’s negotiating position in advance of 2041, and support the work of the Expert Panel on 2041.
The Team will be supported by officials from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador with experience in finance, legal, electricity and intergovernmental relations; Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro officials with knowledge about the opportunities on the Churchill River; and other government officials or NL Hydro resources as requested by the Team Lead.
The Terms of Reference for the Churchill River Energy Analysis Team can be found in the backgrounder below.”