Mr. Drolet has a 43-year career in many phases of energy production and predominantly in nuclear energy (3/4th of his career) although with a more recent focus on Natural Gas Generation, Coal Generation, Hydroelectricity Generation, Geothermal Energy, and Distributed Generation; all include commercial aspects, R&D, engineering, operations, marketing and consulting.
Mr. Drolet spent 26 years with Ontario Hydro in various engineering, research and operations functions (predominately Nuclear Energy). He formed and headed Canada’s R&D program into fusion (CFFTP) in 1982 and then moved into international commercial work with Ontario Hydro International, a spin-off of the world’s fourth largest electrical utility, where he was named President and CEO in 1993. Mr. Drolet was then appointed Managing Director of American Electric Power Co., Canada, and President of Canadian Energy Opportunities Inc., where he was involved in mergers, acquisitions and other consulting activities in the Canadian and US power sectors. He then joined DTE Energy Technologies as their head of International Business for Distributed Generation products. More recently, he has worked in the renewable Geothermal Energy field as the President and CEO of Western GeoPower Inc., undertaking electricity project work in Canada, the USA, Chile, Peru and (as a consultant) in Kenya, Africa. Most recently he was appointed President and CEO of GreenWell Renewable Power Corp in September 2012; GreenWell is involved in an innovative method of generating electricity from geo-pressurized abandoned oil and gas wells in the USA and Canada, and eventually internationally.
Mr. Drolet was present at Chernobyl, Ukraine soon after the accident in 1986, at Three Mile Island and has been interviewed on television about Fukushima several times since the earthquake/tsunami/accident. He has given over 175 presentations on nuclear energy over the last 25 years and continues consulting in most sectors of energy worldwide. He currently serves on two boards in the energy field (Canada and USA).
Mr. Drolet has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Royal Military College of Canada, a Masters of Science degree in Nuclear Technology/Chemical Engineering and a DIC from Imperial College, University of London, England.