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With a focus on building relationships, Jessica leads the Clean Energy Frontier program. Her background in economic development and communications combined with a collaborative and data-driven approach to problem solving gives her the ability to build and implement effective strategies.

Prior to joining NII, Jessica worked at the Town of Saugeen Shores, most recently as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. During her time with the municipality, she supported the landing and expansion of many nuclear suppliers, while building relationships to support a smooth transition for these employers and their workforce.

Jessica, her husband and their three young sons can often be found hiking the Bruce Trail or paddling the great waterways which surround the tri-county area.


Feb 2, 20224 min
The power of storage—rural reflections on NII’s Store of Value report
We know that net zero needs nuclear, and (spoiler alert) Ontario’s grid needs energy storage and nuclear to reach net zero.
Dec 16, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Westinghouse opening, Tech Network, being present
Let’s wrap up the year with rest and laughter. I’ll be spending the rest of my working time shining up my 2022 workplan and closing out...
Dec 9, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Doing our part, reaching new audiences, Climate Change Action Plan
It’s time to get out of the region and tell the rest of Ontario who we are, what we’re doing and why it matters.
Dec 2, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Economic impact of nuclear from the Clean Energy Summit
Our Clean Energy Innovation and Recovery Summit was a success. It was a collaborative effort and shows the power of working together.
Nov 25, 20213 min
3ThoughtThursday – Clean Energy Summit, STEM gifts, recognizing local
The Clean Energy Frontier Program and the NII team are busy finalizing details for the Clean Energy Innovation and Recovery Summit. It’s...
Nov 18, 20214 min
3ThoughtThursday – Green trees, net-zero water, Brockton economic development
This time of year has me wondering about the environmental impact of a particular holiday tradition, so I’ve gathered a few things for us...
Nov 11, 20211 min
3ThoughtThursday – Remembering, here in the Clean Energy Frontier
This week’s 3 Thought Thursday boils down to one thought with many layers: Remembrance Day.
Nov 4, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Ontario Pumped Storage, new children's book, snow safety
I shared how our commitment to clean energy and ability to support and leverage the clean energy sector in the Bruce, Grey and Huron region.
Oct 28, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – clean water, economic development forum, sharing insights
The Clean Energy Frontier program did some discovery work this week: at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre, through the Saugeen Shores 3rd Ann
Oct 21, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Bruce County ec dev, Clean Tech Export Week, empathy in leadership
We have seen some beautiful days in the past couple of weeks and before we know it the snow will be flying in Bruce County.
Oct 14, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Welcome to the Clean Energy Frontier
It has been a big week at NII! To remain with our tradition of #3ThoughtThursday, I had to narrow down my thoughts.
Oct 7, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Giving thanks, saving lives, telling our story
For many of us in the Clean Energy Frontier, this weekend will be filled with delicious food and fall colours.
Sep 30, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – National Truth and Reconciliation Day
All three thoughts today are related to Truth and Reconciliation Day. Canada, we have so much work to do.
Sep 23, 20213 min
3ThoughtThursday – Grey County Ec Dev, tri-county tech sector, building networks
We quickly realized the Grey County Ec Dev team is dynamic, passionate, and just as enthusiastic about collaboration as the NII team.
Sep 16, 20213 min
3ThoughtThursday – CNA conference, Excellence in Manufacturing, why language matters
This week we have a CNA Conference update, a great chat with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, why language matters—and well...
Sep 10, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Welcoming Week, Grey County on World EV Day, first responder shout out
Today’s three thoughts begin with a program to support newcomers to the Clean Energy Frontier region, moves to celebrating World EV Day with
Sep 2, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – The process of innovation, Steering Committee, CNA
With great anticipation for back-to-school routine, I bring to you another edition of #3ThoughtThursday.
Aug 26, 20213 min
3ThoughtThursday – Private sector and EVs, CNA conference and NII Explore heads to Hanover
1) The Plugging In report continues to have traction. As my pun filled colleague Chad would say, the study continues to drive a lot of...
Aug 19, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – Grey County and climate change, collaboration and EcDev
Today’s three thoughts begin with a call with Grey County staff, shifts to collaboration, and then lands on the importance of EcDev.
Aug 12, 20212 min
3ThoughtThursday – save our planet, Huron County Council, summer science
I ignored that feeling for a while, and then I knew I had to process what I had just read about the IPCC report.
Aug 5, 20213 min
3ThoughtThursday – Clean energy and camping, ShopNetZero, Bruce County EVs
There is an extra appreciation for resources when we’re surrounded by nature. What an opportunity to teach our kids about clean energy.
Jul 22, 20213 min
3ThoughtThursday – Net Zero Partnerships, telling our story, economic recovery
What a week we’ve had at NII. From reports and announcements to a new program launching, the team at the NII have been busy.
Jul 15, 20213 min
3ThoughtThursday – learnings from the Frontier
As the Director for the Clean Energy Frontier program, I have the privilege to build off tremendous work done by my colleague Chad Richards.

Jessica Linthorne


Director, Clean Energy Frontier

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