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Colleen Giroux-Schmidt

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs - Western Region, Innergex Chair, Clean Energy BC Board of Directors

Colleen Giroux-Schmidt brings over a decade of experience in BC resource development, and has solid credentials in the renewable energy sector. She currently works as the Senior Director – Regulatory Affairs, Western Region for Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. Colleen has a strong policy development and project management background, and has been involved in the development, environmental assessment and permitting, construction, and operations phases of approximately 40 run-of-river hydro projects. She was also involved in the development of BC’s largest wind farm.


Colleen is well-versed in association management, having spent several years working with the Association for Mineral Exploration BC. She is active in various facets of the work of Clean Energy BC, including co-chairing the Hydro and Conference Committees and chairing the Standards and Guidelines committee. She is also involved with the Business Council of British Columbia and the International Association of Impact Assessment. Colleen is committed to working collaboratively with the industry, governments, First Nations and stakeholders to develop workable solutions and policies