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About Minas Energy

Our company is a member of Scotia Investments Limited, which traces its roots to R. A. Jodrey, one of Nova Scotia's most successful entrepreneurs, whose first company was incorporated in 1920.

Mr. Jodrey decided in 1932 to develop hydroelectric power to gain control of his companies' energy destiny, and we continue to operate these 2MW and 3MW facilities on the St Croix river system. On May 12, 2011, Mr. Jodrey was named the first Energy Pioneer by the Maritimes Energy Association.

Faced with elevated price volatility associated with a number of energy purchases, the portfolio in 2005 again decided the best way to manage energy supply and cost risks was to become an active player in the energy market by self-developing some initiatives, and providing solutions to others in need.

We understand the demand, supply and community sides of the energy industry, which makes us uniquely able to address the concerns of all stakeholders and ultimately deliver results to our clients. See what we've accomplished with our projects.

Our Team

Every project sees each member of the Minas Energy team contribute in his or her area of expertise.

  • John Woods P.Eng


    John is a master relationship builder who knows that every project has challenging moments and it is the strength of the relationships that keep opportunities alive. John has honed this important skill through a variety of lifetime experiences in the private and public sectors, ranging from a long-time city alderman and acting mayor to a project developer of some of the country's most important energy opportunities. John connects with everyone at a personal level, and these relationships last well beyond the delivery of the results.

    Vice President of Energy Development
  • Chris Peters, M.Sc. PMP

    Project Execution

    Chris keeps projects on schedule and on budget while removing permitting and contract risk. He uses an analytical and practical approach in advancing the client's energy initiatives by ensuring no details get overlooked. Chris has a multidisciplinary background which includes Project Finance, Economics, Surveying, GIS and Environmental Permitting.

    Energy Project Developer
  • L. Kris MacLellan, MREM, CAPM

    New Ideas

    Kris sees the future of the energy industry being guided by the nexus of economic development and consumer cost implications in the overall context of a transition to the low-carbon economy. He identifies how outside players can forge new roles in the constantly changing energy landscape, with a particular attention to the advantages of municipal involvement. His tenacity is complemented with skills in communications, community-based natural resource management and understanding the biophysical and sociopolitical dimensions of environmental issues.

    Energy Project Coordinator

Our Services

Opportunity Identification

Business Case Evaluation

Risk Assessment & Management

Community Engagement

Regulatory Approvals

Stakeholder Consultations

Fuel Supply, Land Lease & Financing Negotiations

Equipment Supply, Construction & Long-term Service Contract Negotiations