Empowering
Women in Alberta’s
Power Industry

Board

Cherise Nielsen

Cherise Nielsen

Vice President, Development
Aypa Power, a Blackstone Portfolio Company

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cherise is responsible for the development of energy storage and renewable hybrid projects, utilizing the latest technologies that improve the way we generate, store, and use power. She enjoys working on projects from conception to completion and loved being part of a development team that successfully built, commissioned, and operates one of the largest lithium-ion battery storage projects in North America. Having lived and worked in both Canada and the United States, Cherise has had the opportunity to witness the positive effects of diversity in many markets across the power industry. She looks forward to bringing those learnings to Women+Power and believes that together women can create a more inclusive and diverse power industry.