Mr. Poweska joined BC Hydro in 1993 and has worked in several parts of the organization, including engineering, construction and procurement. He was Director, Generation Engineering (2007 – 2010); General Manager, Generation Operations (2010 – 2013); and Senior Vice President, Transmission & Distribution Engineering, Design and Customer Connections (2013 – 2015). He was appointed as Senior Vice President, Training, Development & Generation in 2015 and Executive Vice President, Operations in October 2017.
Throughout his career, he has led teams delivering strong results in technical design; delivery and implementation in engineering and construction; exceptional service to customers; as well as safe operations and maintenance of generation, transmission and distribution assets.
Mr. Poweska sits on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Operations Committee of the Western Energy Institute, a trade association serving the electric and natural gas industries throughout the Western U.S. and Canada. He is also a Board Advisor to Yukon Energy Corporation, a Canadian Crown corporation that provides electrical power to the Yukon territory.
Mr. Poweska received his B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1993. He is a Professional Engineer with Engineers & Geoscientists B.C. and until recently was a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.