Emily HeAnalyst

Emily He is an analyst with the renewables in remote communities program at the Pembina Institute. Her work focuses on developing a framework that more accurately compares diesel energy systems (and all associated costs) with renewable energy technologies specific to the remote community setting.

With a background in engineering consulting, Emily has contributed to renewable energy projects in over 25 countries, several of which being located in remote and northern climates. Her expertise ranges from performing prefeasibility studies to due diligence assessments for stand-alone and hybrid power systems (primarily solar PV, wind, waste-to-energy, and batteries).

Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Waterloo, where she led a study on the joint implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems to the existing infrastructure in Ulukhaktok, NWT. Outside of the office you can find Emily hiking, creating visual art, experiencing live music, and getting through her to-read list.


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Emily He's Recent Publications

Why we need fair prices for Indigenous-led renewable energy Utilities and investors can support rates that account for the benefits of clean energy

Blog
Nov. 3, 2021 - By Dave Lovekin, Emily He

Between 2015 and 2020, the number of renewable energy projects in remote communities across Canada nearly doubled. Yet, despite this growth in renewables, as much as 79 per cent of the electricity used in remote communities is still generated using diesel fuel. Fair and equitable prices for Indigenous-led clean energy allow projects to be sustainable and account for the social and environmental benefits of using less diesel and advancing Indigenous energy sovereignty.

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When business-as-usual is a barrier to clean energy In remote communities, utilities need to change to meet climate goals and consumer needs

Blog
Sept. 13, 2021 - By Emily He

The way utilities deliver energy to remote communities and generate revenue discourages the purchase of renewable energy as well as the implementation of energy efficiency measures. For Indigenous communities to realize a clean energy future this needs to change.

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Reducing emissions from diesel generators in remote communities How smart policy decisions can drive the transition to renewables

Publication
July 28, 2021 - By Emily He

As remote communities switch from diesel to renewables, smart policy changes can advance ways to reduce the carbon intensity of existing generators, lower emissions, and pave the way to a clean energy system. This issue paper reviews some options.

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