Emera and Nalcor CEOs named energy persons of the year by Energy Council of Canada

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Energy Council of Canada is proud to announce that Emera Inc. and Nalcor Energy's, Presidents and CEOS, Chris Huskilson and Ed Martin, are joint recipients of the 2013 Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award.

"The Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award recognizes Chris Huskilson and Ed Martin as ambassadors of Canada's energy sector, demonstrating clear vision and commitment to vibrant and creative energy delivery." said Greg Schmidt, President of the Energy Council of Canada.

Chris Huskilson became President and CEO of Emera in 2004 overseeing its growth in Atlantic Canada, the Eastern United States and the Bahamas. Ed Martin joined Nalcor in 2005 and has guided Nalcor's large-scale energy developments and operations in both the hydro and oil and gas sectors.

"Among their many achievements, both Chris and Ed have exhibited their strong sense of social responsibility and belief in giving back to the community. They have focussed upon environmental and social issues and economic development in both their corporate affairs as well as their community works." added Schmidt.

Mr. Huskilson and Mr. Martin will be honoured at the 2013 Canadian Energy Person of the Year dinner taking place on October 23rd, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

About The Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award

The Canadian Energy Person of the Year is nominated for this prestigious annual award based on their remarkable accomplishments in the energy and business or government sectors, as well as the community at large. One of their foremost characteristics is their strong sense of social responsibility and belief in giving back to the community by focusing on environmental and social issues, and economic development. Through their forward thinking and innovative spirit, these leaders promote the Canadian energy sector and Canada's role as a major player in the world energy market.

About the Energy Council of Canada

The Energy Council of Canada is the Canadian Member Committee of the World Energy Council. With over 75 members from Canada's energy sector, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of our national energy strategy. www.energy.ca

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SOURCE: Energy Council of Canada

For further information:

Ivan Petrov
Energy Council of Canada
T:613-232-6440
C:613-979-4826
ivan.petrov@energy.ca


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