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Scott Spencer takes over as new GM at Nelson Hydro

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
November 3rd, 2020

The City of Nelson is excited to announce Scott Spencer as new General Manager for Nelson Hydro.

In a media release Tuesday, the City of Nelson said the West Kootenay native returns to Nelson after three years in the Northwest Territories, working as the Chief Technical Officer, Asset Management & Engineering for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. 

“I am very excited to join the great team at the City of Nelson and look forward to being able to contribute to my community in a professional capacity,” said Spencer, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in operations, project, engineering and asset management and his technical, leadership and business experience.  

Spencer completed a Master of Business Administration in Renewables, a master’s Certificate in Project Management and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. 

After starting his career with the Canadian Forces Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Branch for four years, Spencer spent time with GE Canada, HeatWave Technologies, Teck Cominco  and Zellstoff Celgar.

Finally, he finished up as the Director of Major Projects for Columbia Power Corporation before moving to the NWT.  His knowledge of the local area, combined with this education and experience, will be a great benefit to the City of Nelson.

“It with great pleasure that I welcome Scott as the new General Manager of Nelson Hydro. Scott has lived in Nelson for 20 years and is passionate about our community,” says City Manager Kevin Cormack.

“Scott is a professional engineer with a variety of experience in both hydro and alternative energy projects, including biomass and solar. His unique set of skills and experience makes him the ideal person to lead Nelson Hydro into the future. Please make sure to introduce yourself to Scott when you see him.”

Spencer replaces former Nelson Hydro Manager Alex Love, who resigned during the summer to accept a similar position in the Northwest Territories.

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