Posted on 1/31/2020 10:38 AM By Sari Maritzer
Midhula De Gannes has made it her career goal to make positive change in peoples’ lives.
As a network management specialist at Hydro One, she is focused on finding innovative ways to modernize the grid and meet the energy needs of Ontarians.
Having seen firsthand how electricity can empower people in rural areas of our province, the young electrical engineer recently took a volunteer position in Kenya to help provide off-the-grid communities with low-cost and sustainable solar-power kits.
“The kits made a huge difference in their lives - more than I could ever imagine,” says Midhula. “Many people in these areas had been relying on Kerosene lamps, which are both toxic and a fire hazard. With solar light that’s renewable, clean and cost-effective, children in the community can now do their homework and education really has an opportunity to flourish.”
Being a first-generation Canadian, Midhula says she feels a strong sense of responsibility to the commun ...