Ben has a long history in the Canadian energy industry. Prior to joining Potentia in 2016, he was the Executive Director of Development at NextEra Energy Canada. During his nine years at NextEra, the company’s presence in Canada grew from a company of 2 people with no assets in the ground to an organization of over 100 people with 800 MW of wind and 40 MW of solar operating across the country, representing an investment of more than $2 Billion dollars into the Canadian economy. Prior to his role at NextEra Ben was at the Centre for Energy at the Ontario Centres of Excellence. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.
In October of 2018 Ben finished his second 3-year term on the board of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, where he has served as chair and treasurer