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Michael Walsh Chief Executive Officer CEO of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Michael Walsh

MIR

CEO

Mr. Walsh has been in the energy business since 1996. He has built First Nations partnerships, shaped electric industry policy, and participated in numerous asset acquisitions. Mr. Walsh spent over six years with Brookfield Renewable Power, where he was responsible for hydroelectric project development in Canada. He also spent six years with CIBC World Markets with their commodities trading team. Mr. Walsh holds a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

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Michael Potyok Chief Financial Officer CFO of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Michael Potyok

MBA, P.Eng.

CFO

Mr. Potyok is a professional engineer that has been working in and consulting to the energy industry since 1995. An Ivey MBA rounds out his technical experience with knowledge of capital markets and project finance. Mr. Potyok started in the renewable power industry in 2001 as the first hire to a successful BC start-up which has developed and constructed over 150 MW of installed capacity. Mr. Potyok has also acted as a consultant, offering advice and technical input to several project developers, both big and small, in BC’s energy sector.

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Matt Good Chief Operating Officer COO of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Matt Good

ASCT, PMP

COO

Mr. Good is an Electrical Engineering Technologist and has worked in the industry since 1996. With his broad experience in transmission planning and interconnections, Mr. Good has become proficient at bridging the gaps between industry technical experts and business-minded entrepreneurs. As project manager at Brookfield Renewable Power, Mr. Good was responsible for the environmental assessment of the Kokish River Project. Mr. Good graduated from SAIT in Calgary and has worked for TransAlta, AESO, and BC Hydro.

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Chris Oakley of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Chris Oakley

P.Eng.

Mr. Oakley is an electrical engineer with three decades of experience in the North American generation and transmission industry. Mr. Oakley’s extensive experience includes planning, design, project management, operations and maintenance of generation, transmission and distribution facilities and systems. He has managed multi-discipline teams of engineers, designers, and tradespeople. Mr. Oakley’s most recent corporate role prior to Midgard was Vice President of Hydro Project Development for Brookfield Renewable Power.

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Peter Helland of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Peter Helland

MBA, P.Eng.

Mr. Helland is a professional electrical engineer and has been working in the energy industry since 1998. A Masters of Engineering and Sauder MBA combine to provide strong technical skills with a focus on the business implications of decisions and opportunities. Mr. Helland has been responsible for a wide range of activities from project management, financial analysis, permitting, and stakeholder engagement. Mr. Helland has also worked in, or consulted to, the oil & gas, military, social service, and telecommunications industries.

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Marlane Christensen of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Marlane Christensen

MA

Ms. Christensen is a Senior Consultant for Aboriginal Relations at Midgard. Ms. Christensen has a Master of Arts in Leadership and over 15 years of experience in community and Aboriginal engagement covering natural resources, infrastructure, and transportation projects. Ms. Christensen is a founding member and past President of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB), a non-profit bridging the gap in relationship building and economic development between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses and communities.

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Sam Mason of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Sam Mason

P.Eng.

Mr. Mason is Professional Engineer with a background in mechanical engineering. Since 2011, Mr. Mason has accrued wide-ranging experience in the electric utility industry, in particular in hydroelectric generation, transmission and distribution, system planning, and renewable generation. His projects have included feasibility and due diligence studies, design work, energy and revenue modeling, field operations, and project management. Strong communication skills allow Mr. Mason to bridge the gap between technical experts and business professionals.

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Fredrik Ambrosson of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Fredrik Ambrosson

M.Sc., P.Eng.

Resourceful and performance-driven engineer with a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering and three years of engineering experience in renewable energy development and the electricity sector. Focusing on the following fields of engineering:

  • Project Management – Managing projects and utilization of project management tools.
  • Technical Analysis – Conducting feasibility studies, energy modelling, CAD and simulations.
  • Project Finance – CapEx, O&M & construction cost estimation and financial modelling.
  • Risk Assessment – Risk quantifying and finding mitigation measures in various different areas.
  • Market Analysis – Electricity & natural gas price forecasting and commercial market analysis.
  • Project Development – Hydro, solar & wind development across Africa and the Americas. Facilitating contractor selection processes, find investors, grants & lenders & execute PPAs.
  • Resource Planning – Renewable inventory studies and strategic plans on industry scale.
  • Advisory – Utility regulator support, lender’s/investor’s engineer and power plant audits.
  • Field Work – Site visits on various power plants and system troubleshooting for clients.
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Kazki Wu of Midgard Consulting Inc.

Kazki Wu

M.Sc., EIT

Mr. Wu is a resourceful Civil Engineer with a strong back ground in municipal water mains, geotechnical, water resources, and engineering project management. Recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s degree in Civil engineering, his research focused on condition assessment of water main/wastewater pipes and design of rehabilitation methods for pipe renewal. Mr. Wu has great interpersonal communication abilities, with a wide range of technical skills. Included but not limit to design of hydrologic and hydraulic infrastructures, geotechnical foundation design, and municipal water main/wastewater system design. He is also familiar with preparation of plans, specifications, technical reports and engineering studies. He has performed construction services including project management, site inspection, contract administration, as well as construction support to review technical drawings and respond to requests for information (RFI).

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Michael Manarovici

MBA, P.Eng.

With over 16 years of experience in the electricity industry, Mr. Manarovici brings a combination of engineering and financial knowledge when participating in projects. His background includes transmission, generation, renewable energy, and electricity markets in Alberta and Western North America. He has exposure to several jurisdictions and his experience ranges from long-term system planning, operations, budgeting, financial analysis, market operations, asset management, and business development with a focus on high voltage transmission.

At Midgard, Mr. Manarovici completes system studies to integrate solar generation facilities to the grid. He is also involved with business development activities and customer interactions. Prior to his role at Midgard, he worked in a for-profit environment at Enbridge where he oversaw an inter-tie transmission asset between Alberta and Montana valued at over $400 million. In his role at the AESO, he spent time in operations and supported project management. At BC Hydro, he worked in long-term planning on several large capital projects where he proposed preferred transmission reinforcement options based on technical and financial evaluation to meet the growing demand for energy in the province.

Mr. Manarovici holds a Master in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering specializing in power systems from UBC and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Calgary. He is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA.

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Matthew Matusiak

B.Sc., EIT

Mr. Matusiak is a dependable and driven engineer-in-training with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and work experience in the nuclear industry in project engineering and electrical design. Mr. Matusiak emphasizes completing work in a safe and responsible manner and can convey results to multi-disciplinary personnel and clients through strong verbal and written proficiencies.

Mr. Matusiak has accumulated experience participating in the development and retrofitting of nuclear-grade research laboratories and commercial-grade logistical and maintenance facilities through an Integrated Project Delivery format. As a Project Engineering Representative, Mr. Matusiak was responsible for surveying design and construction activities, assisting in implementing project quality assurance plans, preparing technical documentation and scopes of work, and interacting with multi-disciplinary staff and clients (Design, Operations, and Maintenance)to meet project requirements. As an Electrical Engineering Intern, Mr. Matusiak partook in designing retrofits and modifications to existing electrical systems, performing electrical power studies, and preparing specification documents for technical components of existing electrical systems.

Mr. Matusiak also holds a Business Administration Diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley(Canada).

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