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President and Chief Executive Off...

Greengate Power Corporation
Suite 710 407- 2Nd Street S.W.
Calgary , Alberta T2P 2Y3
Canada

Company Description: Greengate Power Corporation is focused on development of quality wind energy projects across Alberta with contracted sources of revenue and available transmission...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.Sc.
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Toronto
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IPPSA - Board Memebers
www.ippsa.com, 19 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dan Balaban President and CEO Greengate Power Corporation
Greengate Power: Board of Directors
www.greengatepower.com, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Dan Balaban, B.Sc.
Pembina Institute
www.pembina.org, 26 April 2014 [cached]
Dan Balaban Director
Dan Balaban is an accomplished entrepreneur and management consultant with a wide range of business experience. Read full bio...
Dan Balaban | Meaningful Work Project
www.meaningfulworkproject.ca, 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dan Balaban
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The man behind Greengate is Dan Balaban. Balaban grew up in the energy capital of Canada - Calgary - and he's always been interested in alternative energy.
"It made sense to me," Balaban says of alternative energy.
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Indeed, Balaban is no stranger to success. He first foray into entrepreneurship was Roughneck.ca Inc., a leading provider of software solutions (such as the ability to track, manage and report greenhouse gas and other air emissions) to the Canadian oil and gas industry. He sold that company for more than $5 million in 2005 and soon after, set his sights on wind energy.
Balaban's playing with bigger numbers these days - to build out the wind projects he's developing requires a $4-billion investment.
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In a province where big money is generally associated with big oil, Balaban aims to break the mold with Greengate.
"Ultimately, I want to demonstrate that it's possible to make money in the renewable energy sector," Balaban says. "While it's obvious there are significant environmental returns, I want to show the financial returns can be significant too."
Balaban believes the renewable energy sector can help drive both the provincial and national economies forward, and in doing so, he hopes he can inspire others to join the burgeoning industry.
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Balaban ventured into the wind energy business in 2007 amidst a strong economy, but the coming recession quickly made his capital-intensive undertaking considerably more challenging. Still, Balaban and his team remained confident.
"We didn't share the same pessimism others had," he recalls. "We became creative in terms of identifying sources of capital, we kept our optimism and we continued to execute our plan."
While others stopped moving forward, Greengate forged ahead.
To understand where Balaban gets his drive, you have to understand his roots. Balaban points to his father and grandfather as his mentors. He watched his father Jack start up several successful companies.
"I was a curious child and he shared his wisdom with me," Balaban says.
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Balaban also maintains a strong network. He's a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, industry-related organizations such as the Canadian Wind Energy Association and sustainable energy think tanks such as the Pembina Institute. Balaban recognizes the support he's received from such networks, as well as from his family, friends, employees and investors. He mentions his wife and his team at Greengate several times during our chat.
Supporting a business opportunity that presents both significant financial and environmental rewards seems to be a no-brainer. That kind of ideal convergence might just get Balaban to his ultimate goal: to be Canada's largest pure play producer of renewable wind energy. That, and his passion.
"It's very important to do something you're passionate about - you can't just be passionate about making money," he says.
Greengate Power: Dan Balaban, B.Sc.
www.greengatepower.com, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Dan Balaban, B.Sc. - President and Chief Executive Officer
Dan is the Founder, President and CEO of Greengate Power Corporation. Based in Calgary, Dan is an accomplished entrepreneur and management consultant with a proven track record of successful business ventures.
Dan has a wide range of business experience. Prior to starting up Greengate, Dan was the Founder, President and CEO of Roughneck.ca Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to the Canadian oil and gas industry. Prior to his tenure with Roughneck.ca, Dan worked as a management consultant with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dan was a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a key member of the firm's management consulting practice.
Dan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science. He is a member of the boards of the Pembina Institute and the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta. Dan is also a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and is a founding member of the Alberta Clean Electricity Coalition.
Dan has received recognition for his business and community accomplishments, making the list as one of Avenue magazine's Top 40 Under 40 in 2009, named one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2010 by Alberta Venture magazine, and the Cleantech category winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Prairies.
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