Managing Director, Canada & US Development
As Managing Director of Canada & US Development for Northland Power, Michelle is responsible for all aspects of business development in order to establish and grow the company’s portfolio of clean and green energy projects in Canada & the US.
From 2013-2016, Michelle was with SunEdison where she held the position of country manager for their Canadian business segment. From 2010-2013 Michelle was Vice President of Business Development with GDF SUEZ Canada, where she developed the pipeline of solar projects and gained experience in wind and hydro development. From 2006-2010 Michelle held a number of senior positions with SkyPower Corp, most recently as Vice President, Solar Group where she lead the team that developed Canada’s first fully operational solar farm, ‘First Light’, a 9MW solar Photovoltaic facility in Ontario.
With a background in telecommunications, Michelle was involved in the launch of an innovative wireless technology project along with a variety of other programs with Primus Telecom from 1999 until late 2004.
Michelle Chislett is a current Board member for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Marine Renewables Canada (MRC), past-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE), a past member of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee and a past member of Ontario’s Clean Energy Task Force, an advisory council to the Minister of Energy and Minister of Economic Development & Innovation.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.