Camerado provides management consulting, negotiation, regulatory intervention, analytical and advisory services across Canada. Established in 2009, the firm responds to an increasing need to develop renewable energy and to implement energy conservation in a manner that recognizes environmental, social and economic challenges and opportunities, while respecting the needs and aspirations of local communities to determine their own energy futures.
Richard M. (Rick) Hendriks, B.Eng. and Society, B.Sc., PhD(c) is the Director of Camerado Energy. For the past two decades, he has been engaged in the planning, environmental assessment, economic evaluation, and Indigenous consultation related to several large-scale hydroelectric and transmission projects across Canada. He has provided expert testimony before environmental assessment review panels, utility boards, government regulators and independent tribunals concerning the environmental effects, economic viability, and implications for Indigenous rights of these hydroelectric developments. Trained in engineering, science, and social science, he brings an analytical, structured and comprehensive approach to assessing the opportunities and risks of energy policies, plans and projects. An experienced negotiator, facilitator and educator, Rick supports clients seeking to build partnerships, to understand the implications of proposed projects and policies, to resolve historic disputes, and to intervene in regulatory processes to change the course of development.