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NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. has elected energy executive Philip Hughes to its board of directors.

Hughes is a leader in both the Canadian and international energy industries, with expertise in electrical distribution, generation and transmission. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Calgary, Alberta-based electricity distributor FortisAlberta and led the acquisition and integration of Aquila Networks Canada into Fortis Group.

Currently, Hughes is a director of Churchill Energy Inc., an oil and gas company located in Calgary. He has served as the chairman of the Energy Council of Canada and the Canadian Electrical Association. He is a past member of the Officers' Council of the World Energy Council.

"The NaiKun offshore project is an exciting development in Canada's energy sector, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to its progress," says Hughes. "The company has assembled an excellent board and executive team with world-class talent and experience in offshore wind energy. The project and the resource have the potential to lead the effort in clean energy development."


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