Women in Canadian Manufacturing

WaterPower Canada appoints president and CEO

May 24, 2022
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Carolina Rinfret / Photo credit: WaterPower Canada

WaterPower Canada appoints Carolina Rinfret as President and CEO.

She will now lead a team tasked with providing advocacy, research and services, aimed at maximizing the waterpower industry’s contribution to meeting Canada’s energy needs and decarbonization objectives.

“Hydropower delivers the majority of Canada’s renewable electricity, and through a combination of refurbishments and project development, we can play an even more important role than we do today,” said Gilbert Bennett, Vice President Power Development, WaterPower. “We need adept leadership to help create the right regulatory conditions and relationships, and we’re confident Carolina brings a combination of skills and attributes that will enable hydropower to achieve what Canadians need it to.”

Rinfret brings nearly 20 years of legal, regulatory and government relations experience in hydroelectricity and the energy sector and spent over a decade at Hydro-Québec.