Ed Plant is ProACTIVE’s Executive of Regulatory, Damage Prevention, and Municipal Relations. He joined our team in January 2019 when the formation of our Executive Team took place over a late lunch in Edmonton with nothing more than a handshake to move forward. Ed represents half of our Edmonton based team, and brings over 34 years of experience in Right of Way Management, Municipal Relations and Oil & Gas to the ProACTIVE Team.
Ed joined ProACTIVE because he believes that “the way ProACTIVE has come together is the way the developer, municipal, and pipeline processes are meant to work – through collaboration.”
Upon our first meeting with Ed, he enthusiastically agreed to provide his expertise in the formation of our company. He shared his excitement about joining our group of “dynamic professionals to further collaborate on this exciting Canadian initiative” and to “radically change how developers and municipalities interact with pipeline companies as it relates to land use planning around existing pipeline corridors.”
Ed explains that “ProACTIVE’s processes take what they did in the CSA Z663 Technical Committee and puts in into practice for real world applications,” and he envisions ProACTIVE proving our concepts and processes while “honouring the intent of CSA Z663-18”.
Not unlike the rest of our team, Ed sees ProACTIVE’s applications and processes as a “total game changer”. He goes on further to explain that “pipeline companies are often left out of stakeholder engagement until late in the land use planning and development process – and that creates difficulties for developers, landowners, and others. By having one company being that liaison for all land use proposals between the pipeline company and the municipality makes it easier for both parties.”
Our entire team is dedicated to making our land use planning solutions for pipeline operators more accessible, straight forward, innovative, and affordable than ever before. From Ed’s perspective, “ProACTIVE’s platform is the next step in bringing the parties together at appropriate stages of planning and development…making our solutions easier, faster, and more comprehensive” than ever believed possible.
As ProACTIVE enjoys our exciting growth as a new company in high demand, our team believes our growth and opportunities are virtually limitless. Ed envisions ProACTIVE’s technologies, applications and team members to reach new levels of opportunity and eventually branch out to other industries, sectors, and international markets.
The long anticipated ProACTIVE Network went live on our website on May 5th to support ProACTIVE’s overarching municipal and developer engagement strategy. As the leading liaison for major pipeline operators in Canada, we needed to create a platform to fulfill a growing need to share educational resources with our stakeholders with regards to collaboration on development in the vicinity of pipeline systems.
The ProACTIVE Network is easy and free to join! It connects hundreds of municipalities, developers, Indigenous communities and leading pipeline and municipal organizations to our toolkit of educational resources, free planning advice, and web-hosted information sessions.
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On April 26th 2019, the ProACTIVE Team came together to brainstorm on a number of strategic priorities for ProACTIVE’s growth.
Graciously hosted by the Sunnybrook United Church, the ProACTIVE team enjoyed a full day workshop exploring municipal engagement opportunities, conference attendance, business development and growing our affiliation base in Western Canada.
The ProACTIVE Team has two team members based in Edmonton and three in Calgary. Every month, we come together to advance our strategic plan and collaborate on new initiatives.