Binnu brings a wealth of skills, expertise and experience from the power industry, government and non-profit sectors to her position as director of the clean energy program of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think tank. Her portfolio includes managing the phase-out of coal power, integrating renewables, and modernizing the grid. She has expertise in fossil fuel and renewable generation technologies, community energy, sustainability strategy development. She has designed and convened several multi-stakeholder engagements on energy policy issues.

Before joining the Pembina Institute, Binnu worked as a plant and performance engineer at TransAlta’s various generating facilities in Alberta, Ontario, and Mexico. She also provided management consulting services to the Ghanaian government focusing on local government effectiveness. She currently serves on the board of Blue Green Canada.

During her free time, Binnu loves to spend time in the Rockies, hiking and canoeing.


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Binnu Jeyakumar's Recent Publications

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Connecting Canada on the Road to 2030 Exploring the climate benefits and impacts of teleworking

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In 2020, the pandemic created an unprecedented opportunity to study the effects of radical, short-term cultural shifts. As millions of people abruptly started working from home, it was unclear whether the empty streets and offices would lead to climate benefits like reduced GHG emissions. This study looks at preliminary results, balancing the emissions effects of less commuting, but more home usage of internet and data.

Helping Canadian communities rebuild stronger economies with renewables Renewable electricity generation will drive economic growth

Blog
Aug. 26, 2020 - By Binnu Jeyakumar

With falling costs of solar and wind energy and storage, Canada has entered a new reality: renewable electricity generation is both the most affordable option and, in combination with other clean energy sectors, an expected driver of economic growth.

Renewable energy — what you need to know FAQs

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Aug. 26, 2020 - By Vincent Morales, Binnu Jeyakumar

Alberta has some of the best renewable resources in Canada. There are significant opportunities to supply the majority of Alberta households and industries with reliable, cheap and clean electricity.

Renewable Energy Opportunities For Businesses and Municipalities in Alberta

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April 15, 2020 - By Binnu Jeyakumar, Vincent Morales

This short factsheet lists the renewable energy opportunities and financing possibilities for municipalities and small or medium enterprises in Alberta.

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