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Energy Pioneer: Roy Jodrey
Halifax, NS
May 12, 2011

Halifax - OTANS (Offshore/Onshore Technologies Association of Nova Scotia) is honouring a pioneer of the region’s energy industry.

The late Roy Jodrey will be honoured with the first Energy Pioneer Award at a gala dinner in Halifax on Thursday, May 12th.

The announcement was made today at the OTANS AGM Luncheon. More than 300
people attended the luncheon featuring Emera President and CEO Chris Huskilson, and Nalcor Energy Vice President Finance and CFO Derrick Sturge.

In a joint presentation they shared the latest news on the multibillion dollar Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project on the Lower Churchill in Labrador. They explained bringing power from Labrador through the island of Newfoundland and via a subsea cable to Nova Scotia is the most significant energy project in the country.

In closing the event, OTANS Executive Director announced the Energy Pioneer Award.

“Of course, anyone familiar with the amazing and successful life of the late Roy Jodrey can understand why he is the recipient of the first Energy Pioneer Award,” said Pike. “It was his innovation, his vision and his entrepreneurial spunk that founded and grew one of Nova Scotia’s most successful businesses.”

In 1922, Roy Jodrey and his business partners formed the Avon River Power Company. Five years later, they established the Minas Basin Pulp and Power Co.,
Ltd. Soon after, in the depths of the Depression, to obtain affordable electricity for his new pulp mill he built a power line, two dams, a canal, a pipeline, and two hydroelectric plants on the St. Croix River."

The 2011 ENERGY Pioneer Dinner is on Thursday, May 12th at the Cunard Centre in Halifax.
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