OZZ Clean Energy Fireside Chat

Jun. 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. PDT

OZZ Clean Energy CEO Steven Muzzo speaks with Chief Gordon Planes “Hya-Quatcha” (T’Sou-ke Nation) on the subject of renewable energy in this conversation moderated by David Isaac, President of the W Dusk Energy Group.

Steven Muzzo is the founder, CEO and chairman of OZZ Electric. Established in 1991, OZZ Electric is a full-service electrical, data communications and energy efficiency services company. Mr. Muzzo’s vision of a new energy economy has also resulted in the founding of a variety of successful businesses redefining how energy is generated, delivered and managed.

Chief Gordon Planes’ traditional name is Hya-Quatcha, named after his great grandfather from Scia-new, the salmon people. Gordon has been elected Chief of T’Sou-ke Nation for the last 10 years and sits on many boards encompassing the Salish Sea. He has previously been a logger, commercial fisherman, pipe fitter by trade and a Back Country Operations Manager with Pacific Rim National Parks Reserve. Gordon is also a Coast Salish artist and carver, traditional singer and captain of T’Sou-ke traditional dug-out canoes. He is actively working closely with the community on renewable energy, food and water security, Coast Salish language revitalization and Economic Development.

David Isaac is a Mi’kmaq originally from Listuguj, Quebec but was raised in Vancouver within the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples. He recently, joined the board of UBC IC-IMPACTS, was named a Canadian Climate Change Champion (2021) and serves on the governance expert panel for the Canada Climate Law Initiative. His company, W Dusk is currently developing green hydrogen, BC's first fully solar community and has previously completed two of the province's largest community-owned (distributed power) solar projects and North America's first Indigenous-owned utility-scale solar farm in the Fisher River Cree Nation.

Subtitles available in: English