NRStor is proud to announce that Annette Verschuren and Geoff Osborne have been selected as recipients of the Canada Clean50 awards. The Clean50 are selected from 16 diverse categories that transcend numerous industries, academia, different levels of government, thought leaders and advocates, and are based on accomplishments delivered over the prior two years.
Annette Verschuren was named a Clean50 Leader in the Renewable Energy category. Effective, efficient and highly responsive energy storage is the Holy Grail we must find before we can securely power our grid or our home using only renewable sources. No one in Canada has explored as many solutions as Annette Verschuren, O.C. and the NRStor team. As Chair & CEO of NRStor, Annette is working to commercialize a number of exciting technologies including batteries, flywheels and compressed air energy storage (CAES). Annette has held a number of executive positions in both the public and private sector having most recently been the President of The Home Depot Canada & Asia. Annette is also Co-Chair of the Smart Prosperity Initiative.
Geoff Osborne was named a Clean50 Emerging Leader. A jack of all trades, Geoff has his fingers all over NRStor’s growing business – identifying business development opportunities, managing project development and construction, strategic planning, evaluating new technologies and business models, coordinating technical proposals, and conducting market research and analysis while also working with stakeholders to help advance regulatory policy and enable the increased adoption of energy storage in Ontario. Geoff played a key role in the development and execution of NRStor’s first installation and currently manages commercial operations for the 2MW / 500kWh flywheel energy storage facility, as well as roles on the CAES and Tesla Powerwall project teams.