Jamie Bassett, M. Sc., is a mechanical engineer (Professional Engineer, retired) and business development consultant with over 35 years’ experience preparing business plans, development plans and land use plans for clean energy, forestry, agriculture, commercial and residential developments.
Jamie has been the assisting the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Development Corporation since 2005 where he successfully brought to fruition the Canoe Creek, Haa-ak-suuk Creek and Winchie Creek micro-hydropower projects into operation over the past 10 years. He has plans for four more to be completed by 2024 within the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Traditional Territory. The success of these projects has been recognized by industry through CEABC’s Project Excellence Award in 2010 and the Community of the Year Award in 2013. Jamie has been involved with CEABC for more than a decade, attending and presenting at conferences and workshops and working with members who supply equipment and technical services to clean energy projects.
Jamie was born and grew up in Northern Saskatchewan and has five sons. He coached little league baseball and is Past President of his Little League Association and a member of his sons’ school board. In recent years, he has become involved part time in school age childcare and development. He received his diploma in School age care from Douglas College and applied it with enthusiasm and caring, looking after and having amazing fun with ten children aged 5 to 11 in North Vancouver.
Jamie has 30 years’ experience working with First Nation’s people. He brings a strong commitment, an analytical mind, broad training and organizational skills to his work. He has worked well with BC Hydro and Government over the past 10 years to help maintain market opportunities for small hydro projects and to develop innovative solutions to interconnection and communications challenges.
Jamie believes that he brings a unique perspective to First Nations Economic Development. His goals are to help other First Nations become developers of Clean Energy Projects in their traditional territories, and to help maintain market access for small project developers throughout British Columbia.