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Cleantech Commons Partners to present a Talk by Jason Wight of OPG

Kicking off 2020 in style, Cleantech Commons partnered with our friends at the Innovation Cluster to present a talk by Jason Wight of OPG. Read more about that event here!

Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill, welcomes Jason Wight at #ECTalks with the Innovation Cluster

Jason is Director of Engineering at Ontario Power Generation‘s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station and founder of OPG’s accelerator, X-LAB.

At his talk, Jason discussed the power of nuclear energy and explained how OPG plans to utilize it in the current climate crisis. He also focussed on how innovative technologies are changing to adapt to a world that emphasizes clean and sustainable energy.

Jason’s talk took place at The Venue in Peterborough on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and was the latest in the Electric City Talks series.

About Jason Wight

Jason is  Director of Engineering, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station and Founder of X-LAB.

Jason began his career with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station in 2000, after graduating from McMaster University with a degree in Engineering Physics.

During his tenure with OPG, Jason has held various leadership positions, including Section Manager of Rotating Equipment, Valve Programs, and Conventional Systems. He’s held Department Manager positions in Plant Design and Performance Engineering at Pickering, as well as the role of Design Authority at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

Driven by a desire to learn and challenge himself, Jason broadened his expertise outside of engineering by taking on roles such as Outage Control Centre Manager and the Assistant Maintenance Manager at Pickering and becoming a Fellow of the World Nuclear University.

Jason is the Director of Station Engineering at Pickering and is at the helm of a 300-member team of engineers. He passionately champions Innovation & Technology to advance technological solutions within OPG’s nuclear fleet and within the overall nuclear industry.

He is also the founder of an innovation accelerator, affectionately called ‘X-LAB.’ The accelerator’s purpose is to create an environment that encourages and fosters creative thinking across OPG; drive the development of out-of-the-box solutions; engage employees; implement efficiency improvements, and develop new revenue streams. Jason’s team of high-performing, technologically savvy and enthusiastic individuals has taken innovation at OPG to uncharted territory, improving the culture and mindset around innovation in the company.

In his spare time, Jason is a ‘collector of hobbies’ and enjoys hockey, curling, chess, golf, and relaxing at the cottage. Jason currently resides in Brooklin, Ontario with his wife, Kathryn.

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