President & CEO, ERTH Corporation
Under Chris’ leadership, this electricity distributor and energy service provider challenges the traditional utility business model by embracing community solar and energy efficiency retrofitting. One of their projects, ERTH Community Power, represents a partnership of 9 municipalities in Ontario created to develop solar facilities on municipal buildings. In the first year of operation, their 7 solar projects generated 1,000 MWh while offsetting 20 million tonnes of CO2 and is expected to generate over $4 million for local stakeholders over the life of the project. ERTH also has a Turnkey LED Streetlight Upgrade Program, completing retrofits for over 60 municipalities and saving over 15,330 MWh/year.