Ryan Makela

Ryan has nearly 20 years of experience working in the energy industry, with the last 15 years working directly in the Utility sector through a progression of roles that had him overseeing the construction of some of the largest electricity transmission and distribution projects in western Canada. Ryan is an Electrical Engineering Technologist and Power System Electrician by trade with a background in project management.

His passion for clean energy, Indigenous participation and leadership in the energy industry now has him building on ATCO’s 75-year history of establishing Indigenous partnerships as a foundation of their business by managing the delivery of ATCO’s Off-Diesel Program. This initiative provides services to support Communities in their transition towards clean renewable energy, and more importantly, Indigenous ownership and participation in the energy sector.