27th January 2014
NEW WHITEPAPER - HOW ENERGY COMPANIES CAN CONVEY PROJECT INTEGRITY TO DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS
Energy companies can’t afford to simply tell stakeholders ‘Trust us, we know what we’re doing’. Their challenge is to communicate the technical and scientific integrity of specific projects, as well as conveying the integrity of engagement processes with affected parties. It is about letting all the facts get in the way of Gaslands-style stories.
Download our latest whitepaper.
19 December 2013
TRUESCAPE IS PRESENTING AT THE “8TH ANNUAL PARTICIPATION FOR TRANSMISSION SITING – EUCI CONFERENCE" FROM 23RD – 24TH JANUARY 2014 IN HOUSTON, TX
Truescape is presenting “Change the Conversation by Utilizing Advanced 3D Visual Imagery to Explain Your Siting Project” at the upcoming 8th Annual Public Participation for Transmission Siting, EUCI Conference alongside Dominion Energy. The event is being held at the Hyatt Regency, in Houston from January 23rd- 24th 2014.
We welcome the opportunity to share more about our unique approach to stakeholder engagement on major capital projects. If you are attending this event please reach out to Edward Twiss, North American Operations, on the contact details below.
North American Operations Manager
10 December 2013
ENERGY VETERAN JOINS TRUESCAPE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Former senior Meridian Energy manager joins Truescape as Chief Operating Officer
Truescape today announced the appointment of Alan McKinney, a top former energy development manager, to the position of Chief Operating Officer effective January 2014.
“Alan’s background is an excellent fit for Truescape – he has technical experience, has been involved in numerous large infrastructure projects, and understands how to manage stakeholder engagement around those kind of complex and highly charged developments”, said Sam Chaffey, Executive Chairman of Truescape.
“Truescape offers a unique set of skills and technology that helps our international client base reduces risk around engaging with stakeholders over large and potentially controversial development projects, and Alan’s appointment complements and strengthens this mix.”
In a 30 year career in the energy sector, Alan has been closely involved with many major capital projects, including over $NZ1 billion in wind farm developments.
Mr McKinney was most recently Meridian Energy’s Wind Farm Development Manager, having spent 14 years at the company from its establishment. Prior to Meridian, he had roles with Mighty River Power and the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand.
“I’ve worked with Truescape for over a decade, so I appreciate the value they bring to the stakeholder engagement process on large infrastructure projects like the Wind Farms Meridian was developing,” said Mr McKinney.
“The creativity they apply to the task of explaining complex technical information in a clear and accessible way, to a broad range of audiences, is exciting and I’m relishing the opportunity to be involved.
My experience in managing challenging infrastructure projects puts me in an ideal position to understand what our customers confront every day, and how Truescape can offer better project outcomes with a fresh approach,” he said.
3 December 2013
TRUESCAPE IS ATTENDING THE OIL SANDS SYMPOSIUM ON DECEMBER 4TH AND 5TH IN CALGARY
Truescape is attending Oil Sands Symposium on December 4th-5th in Calgary. We welcome the opportunity to share more about our unique approach to stakeholder engagement on major capital and oil sands projects. If you are attending this event please reach out to Laura Benkis, stakeholder engagement specialist, on the contact details below.
13 November 2013
WHITEPAPER: STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN THE AGE OF RADICAL TRANSPARENCY
Truescape broadens capability with key executive appointment
We live in an era of ‘radical transparency’, where the internet has left us with nowhere to hide. This brings significant issues for organisations in sectors such as mining, energy and infrastructure in trying to engage constructively with their stakeholders. Are there radical solutions to this challenge?
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5 November 2013
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EXPERT APPOINTED IN CANADA
Truescape broadens capability with key executive appointment
Stakeholder engagement consultants Truescape today announced the appointment of Laura Benkis as stakeholder engagement specialist based in the company’s Calgary, Alberta office.
“Laura helps Truescape broaden and deepen our capability so we can better support our clients to consult effectively with key stakeholder groups around their major capital projects,” says Truescape’s Executive Chairman Sam Chaffey.
“With her background and expertise, Laura can help our clients develop effective engagement strategies that enable projects to progress faster and more smoothly.
“As well as strong skills in engagement strategies, Laura has proven capability liaising with North American aboriginal communities and other important stakeholder groups on significant capital projects like mining and oil & gas. “Laura’s appointment is a strategic move for Truescape, as we seek to augment our traditional strength in providing visual simulations to support a firm’s stakeholder engagement activities, with an advisory capacity to help our clients plan and execute effective stakeholder engagement.
“Laura really understands the value Truescape brings to the stakeholder engagement challenge - by being able to communicate complex projects in more accessible ways we can help our clients change the conversation they have with stakeholders, engaging on facts and logic, not emotion,” says Mr Chaffey.
Ms Benkis’ initial focus will be on Canada’s oil & gas sector, something for which she has a real passion, “What I find fascinating about this sector is that there are no ‘cookie-cutter’ solutions to stakeholder engagement, you have to approach every project with an open mind and a willingness to come up with creative ways of communicating with the groups involved.
“I’m looking forward to helping our clients get even more value out of their engagements with Truescape - the visualisation tools and expertise they can bring to these projects is compelling.”
Ms Benkis joins Truescape from Alberta-based mining operation Hammerstone Corporation, and has an extensive background in stakeholder engagement and corporate communication.
Previous roles have included stints in the hi-tech, corporate finance and not-for-profit sectors.
Mr Chaffey says Truescape plans to add similar capabilities to its US operations in Houston in 2014.
For more information contact:
+64 3 365 0405
Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
+1 587 894 1245
13th August 2013
AUSTRALIAS BIGGEST SOLAR FACILITY
Truescape was proud to play a part in the ongoing development of AGL's solar plant which will be the biggest in Australia. Situated in NSW outback the plant will have 2 million photovoltaic panels that will be supplied by another Truescape client First Solar.
11th February 2013
TRUESCAPE SHOWS THE REAL PICTURE
Truescape simulations show the real visual impact of the proposed NZTA basin reserve bridge.