Gala Keynote

This keynote will offer a comprehensive assessment of the ongoing energy transition in Atlantic Canada. The audience will get a glimpse into the future of the energy landscape by examining potential scenarios in 5, 10, and 25 years. Discover actionable strategies and steps that can be taken today to ensure a smooth transition. Gain valuable insights into the various energy projects and policies currently in progress or on the horizon and explore their potential implications for the Atlantic Canadian region. This keynote promises to be a vital resource for individuals and organizations looking to adapt and thrive in the evolving energy sector.

Speaker

Michelle Robichaud
President, Atlantica Centre for Energy

Michelle has more than 20 years of progressive public relations and business management experience. She has lead research projects and community engagement initiatives as a consultant for various government, NGOs and community groups with her own company and as a community volunteer.

In her role as President of the Atlantica Centre for Energy as a proactive voice for the energy sector, Michelle advocates for the evolution and growth of Atlantic Canada’s energy sector, including efforts to launch transformative new clean energy technologies such as hydrogen and small modular reactors.

She currently serves on the executive committee of the Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance and the Atlantic Clean Energy Alliance, and is a member of the national SMR Leadership Roundtable and Energy Safety Canada’s Energy Transition Steering Committee. Most recently she has accepted a position with Statistics Canada’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) for the Canadian Centre for Energy Information.

Previously, Michelle worked at the New Brunswick Community College and for the New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission. She is also a proud mom to twin daughters, Madelyn and Sophie who will soon join her as University of New Brunswick alumni.