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

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

Publication
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

Publication
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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Transition from coal could skip natural gas and go straight to renewables Analysis shows renewables can produce electricity at a lower cost than new gas plants

Op-ed
Nov. 18, 2019 - By Binnu Jeyakumar

New economic analysis from the Pembina Institute shows that wind and solar energy, paired with battery storage and energy efficiency, are capable of powering homes and businesses as reliably and at a lower cost to consumers than new gas plants, even in Alberta where natural gas prices are so low.

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