Binnu JeyakumarProgram Director, Electricity

Portrait of Binnu Jeyakumar

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 electricity 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.

Contact Binnu Jeyakumar

work: 587-606-2260 • email: • tweet: @binnu_yyc

Binnu Jeyakumar's Recent Publications

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Zeroing In Pathways to an affordable net-zero grid in Alberta

Publication June 29, 2023- By Will Noel, Binnu Jeyakumar
Our report explores six scenarios that demonstrate how Alberta can decarbonize its grid by 2035 in a cost-effective and reliable manner. Our analysis finds decarbonizing Alberta’s grid reduces energy costs for Albertans and allows Alberta to become a net exporter of clean electricity by 2025.
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Supporting grid infrastructure investments and committing to a net-zero grid Pembina Institute comments and recommendations on the Clean Electricity Investment Tax Credit and Competent Authority

Publication Sept. 5, 2023- By Binnu Jeyakumar, Karambir Singh
Canada’s federal government has taken some important steps toward achieving a net-zero grid by 2035, through several initiatives supporting clean energy development in Budget 2023. These investments provide a timely boost toward meeting Canada’s target of a net-zero grid by 2035.
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Economic benefits of a clean grid in Canada The key to unlocking jobs and supporting local economic growth is investing in a clean grid

Publication June 14, 2023- By Karambir Singh, Binnu Jeyakumar
This infographic shows a clean grid holds a wealth of opportunities for Canada's economy.
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Exploring Ontario’s Pathways to Net-Zero Electricity Pembina Institute response to the IESO Pathways to Decarbonization report

Publication May 18, 2023- By Jason Wang, Binnu Jeyakumar
Provinces are making decisions that will have long-term consequences for the economy and the climate. The Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator has released a report considering power generation options and concluded that the province will continue to need natural gas to avoid rolling blackouts and an unreliable grid. Read our response to the report and recommendations that subsequent analysis include additional scenarios and greater inclusion of cheaper renewables in the energy mix.
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Budget 2023 shows federal commitment to clean electricity - what does that mean for the provinces? Investments and tax credits can set provinces and territories on the path to net-zero grids by 2035

Blog April 28, 2023- By Binnu Jeyakumar, Karambir Singh
Budget 2023 outlines incentives that support a nationwide effort to decarbonize grids by 2035. Investments and tax credits can set provinces and territories on path to net-zero grids by 2035 and achieve economy wide net-zero emissions by 2050.


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