News from our Hay River Office

Hay River’s Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) office is located upstairs in the Greenway Building and opened for business October 2014, manned with Hay River’s very own Tom Gross. Tom is the Regional Energy Project Coordinator and is serving the South Slave with his expertise and extensive experiences. Tom was lonely in his big office all by himself so in January 2015 he recruited Louise Schumann as the Administrative Assistant on a part-time basis to share space with him and keep him in line.

Although the office is tucked away upstairs in a corner, people have managed to find Tom and Louise (not Tom and Jerry, or Thelma and Louise) for a visit. The first walk-in client to honor the Hay River office with his presence was Mark Lyons who brought in an Energy Efficiency Incentive Program Rebate Application, and was awarded with a cool solar desk lamp (as seen in the picture). So, come on in for a visit folks, you never know what you might receive? (at the very least a coffee).

With Tom’s insatiable appetite for adventure (have you ever heard about his Franklin escapades?), you can well imagine that he has his nose in all kinds of projects in Hay River, Fort Smith, Kakisa, Fort Providence, etc. To mention a few, he will be attending the upcoming NWT Association of Communities AGM, the Fort Smith and Hay River tradeshows, as well as visiting the Katlodeeche First Nations. Also, in the very near future you will see Tom and Ken Baigent (AEA’s Energy Management Specialist from Yellowknife and honestly AEA’s ‘Energizer Bunny’) touring Hay River in AEA’s new electric car (the VOLT),  performing energy audits for clients, attending the Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation Level 1 course, solar PV meetings, to mention a few activities. Tom is going to need a vacation when Ken leaves!

AEA’s new presence in the South Slave has been well received and we are here to work together with our South Slave friends to assist in reducing the costs and environmental impacts of energy and utility services in the Northwest Territories. Come visit us for coffee and friendly conversation in our office upstairs in the Greenway Building, 205-31 Capital Drive, or call Tom at 874-3434, or Louise at 874-3424 or visit our website.