Pieridae Hosts Tour of the Large-Scale Jumping Pound Plant
A Welcome Introduction to the Energy Sector as Young People Consider their Career Paths
Pieridae Energy hosted a tour of the Jumping Pound facility on May 12, 2022, to offer an interactive overview of the plant’s operations. The tour was attended by 11 alumni and 14 students from the Universities of Calgary, Alberta, Toronto, Waterloo, and Western Ontario majoring in Geoscience, Geophysics, Civil Engineering, Public Policy, and Sustainable Development.
Ami Broom, the community liaison officer for the Jumping Pound plant organized the event. She says, "Hosting university students from across Canada to educate them on how a large-scale gas plant operates, and how we benefit from the products it produces, was an amazing opportunity.”
In addition to their diverse educational backgrounds, the students also demonstrated significant gender diversity as women made up almost half the group. With a 26 per cent female workforce, Pieridae’s women-to-men ratio is typical for the industry, but our team strives to be even more inclusive.
We recognize the importance of events like these to help bridge the gap.
Hosting students and alumni from different backgrounds and areas of study, Pieridae’s hope was that the facility piqued distinct points of interest in their growing understanding of the industry for the guests as they considered their career paths.
“I love learning new things that I never could have imagined I would encounter,” said one student. “The energy sector is always changing and there are so many opportunities to innovate.
“To move forward and deal with the challenge of climate change, we still need to understand the past transitions and how fossil fuels are produced and used.”
Acquired by Pieridae in 2019, our central Foothills assets now cover 570,000 acres of land and produce 130 mmcf/d of natural gas which flows to four plants including the Jumping Pound facility. The plant employs approximately 60 people.