Scott Spencer has been named general manager of Nelson Hydro. Photo: Submitted

Scott Spencer has been named general manager of Nelson Hydro. Photo: Submitted

Scott Spencer named Nelson Hydro GM

Spencer takes over after three years in the Northwest Territories

Scott Spencer has been named the new general manager for Nelson Hydro.

Spencer’s appointment was made public Tuesday by the City of Nelson, which said he had spent the last three years working 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,” Spencer said in a statement.

Spencer has a Masters of Business Administration in Renewables, a Masters 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, he spent time with GE Canada, HeatWave Technologies, Teck Cominco and Zellstoff Celgar.

Spencer was also director of major projects for Columbia Power Corporation before moving to the Territories.

“Scott is a professional engineer with a variety of experience in both hydro and alternative energy projects, including biomass and solar,” said city manager Kevin Cormack. “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 Alex Love, who left in August after 12 years in the role as Nelson Hydro GM to take a position in the Northwest Territories.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 uses walking sticks while walking up a hill, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Interior Health reports 83 more COVID-19 infections overnight

46 cases are now associated with a COVID-19 community cluster in Revelstoke

dd
LETTER: Masks, seat belts and motorcycle helmets

From reader Heinz Winterscheidt

Laird Creek watershed logging road. Photo: Renee Hayes.
COLUMN: Healthy watersheds support resilient communities

Kendra Norwood writes about nature-based planning

Glacier Gymnastics head coach Sandra Long says she doesn’t understand why her sport is currently shut down while others are allowed to operate. Photo: Tyler Harper
‘It is bewildering’: Nelson sports leaders call out provincial shut down

Indoor group classes for activities such as gymnastics and dance are on hold

A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection count climbs back up to 656

20 more people in hospital, active cases still rising

A man stands in the window of an upper floor condo in Vancouver on March 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Change made to insurance for B.C. condo owners amid rising premiums

Council CEO Janet Sinclair says the change will mean less price volatility

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
‘Walking Curriculum’ crafted by SFU professor surges in popularity

The outdoor curriculum encourages students to connect with the natural world

Interior Health said its new toll-free line will help people connect to health-care services. (File)
Interior Health expands toll-free line to improve access to community care

By calling1-800-707-8550, people can be connected to several health-care services

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
B.C. researchers launch study to test kids, young adults for COVID-19 antibodies

Kids and youth can often be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus

A sign is seen this past summer outside the Yunesit’in Government office west of Williams Lake reminding visitors and members to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
B.C. First Nation leaders await privacy commissioner decision on COVID-19 information

Release of life-saving data cannot wait, says coalition of First Nations

Most Read