New Executive Director Energizes Peace Energy Cooperativ

Peace Energy Cooperative (PEC) has kept pace with the exciting renewable energy market by hiring a new executive director.

PEC director Don Pettit is pleased to announce that Valerie Gilson has been hired as executive director and is now in charge of day-to-day operations.

?We have found a very capable person to fill the executive position at a critical time for PEC,? say Pettit. ?With the Bear Mountain Wind Park and our continued drive for new members we are looking forward to a very busy time.?

?Stepping into this position when so much is happening is a challenge,? says Gilson, ?but I?m quite excited to be a member of the PEC team.?

Gilson has a strong administrative background, having owned three businesses and co-owned a heating and cooling company in Ontario.

The heating and cooling company focused on special projects other companies wouldn?t consider. ?Our geothermal installations ranged from homes and schools, to greenhouses and malls,? says Gilson.

With a background in geothermal energy Gilson is a strong supporter of PEC?s commitment to exploring a wide range of energy alternatives, including solar hot water, small scale wind projects and photovoltaics.

Gilson also sat on the board of the Canadian Earth Energy Association (CEEA).

A new resident of Dawson Creek, Gilson has completed her move from Ontario joining her husband Greg and daughter Anastasija as full time residents of the city.