Jen Aitchison - Senior Vice-President, Sustainable Energy Practice Leader, Hugh Wood Canada Inc.

Jen has been acknowledged for fundamentally changing the insurance landscape for renewable energy and combining risk management with market-based solutions for win-win results. Jen is a founding member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), won the 2015 Canadian Solar Industry Association’s President’s Award for chairing the PV Fire Safety committee including release of the Fire Safety Manual. She currently serves on TREC SolarShare’s governance committee and was previous President and board chair of Touchstone Youth Shelter. She was also featured by WiRE as one of the leading environmentalists supporting the insurance portfolio.

Felix Aguayo - Director, Distributed Solutions, EDF Renewables

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Felix is part of EDF’s global leadership in renewable energy and storage, which has 8 GW of wind and solar in North America and 824MWh of storage worldwide. Prior to his current position, Felix was Director of Strategic Partnerships at SunEdison, where he developed over 40 MWs of solar projects, and Director of Off-site Solar Solutions at SolarCity. Prior to his solar career, Felix was an energy consultant specializing in northeast deregulated energy markets, an investment banker at UBS, and an electrical engineer for Consolidated Edison in New York. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Miranda Ballentine – CEO, Constant Power Inc.

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Miranda is an energy, sustainability and finance professional with experience across the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors and leads Constant Power’s Toronto-based development, integration, and operation of distributed energy resources. This includes an advanced battery storage with AI-enabled energy management program that provides flexibility and reliability to the grid, delivers meaningful cost savings to customers, and offers a sustainable alternative to GHG-emitting generation. Prior to joining Constant Power, Miranda was the Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Business Renewables Center, where she focused on driving innovation to improve national security, drive economic gains, and solve climate challenges, and before that served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment, & Energy), in the Obama Administration. In the latter, she launched the Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative, which developed smart, cyber-secure microgrids. Previously, Miranda was the Director of Sustainability for Global Renewable Energy at Walmart Stores, Inc., where she developed strategies toward Walmart’s goal to be supplied by 100% renewable energy. In 2013, she was selected to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She has a BS degree from Colorado State University and an MBA from George Washington University.


Paul Calandra, MPP, - Parliamentary Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

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Paul Calandra is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham-Stouffville. Before being elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2018, Paul was a Federal Member of Parliament, elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. Paul currently serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (Energy). Before entering public service, Paul was a small business owner and insurance broker. During his tenure as MP, Paul was a member on many committees including Citizenship and Immigration, Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, and Government Operations and Estimates. He served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and later as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the President of the Queen's Privy Council.


Jason Chee-Aloy - Managing Director, Power Advisory LLC

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Jason has more than 20 years of experience in regulated and competitive energy markets, both in the private at public sectors. Since joining electricity management consulting firm Power Advisory in 2010 as its lead in Toronto, he has been focused on serving Canadian and other clients’ development and investment needs on generation, transmission, and energy storage. He also provides services on market assessment and intelligence, business strategy, wholesale electricity market design, and energy policy development.  Prior to joining Power Advisory, Jason was the Director of Generation Procurement at the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and before that was closely involved with wholesale electricity market surveillance and restructuring at Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Jason holds an MA in Economics and graduated from York University and the University of Toronto.


Lisa DeMarco - Senior Partner, Demarco Allan LLP

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With over two decades of experience in law, regulation, policy, advocacy and teaching relating to energy and climate change, Lisa represents energy clients and governments on a wide variety of domestic and overseas energy tribunal matters. In addition, she assists energy and other clients with project development needs for renewable, alternative, storage and cleantech development and strategies for GHG emissions, carbon capture and storage, corporate social responsibility, environmental disclosure, clean energy finance, and sustainability. She is a board member of Ontario Power Generation and Advanced Energy Centre and has been a member of the Premier of Ontario’s Climate Change Advisory Panel, Ontario’s Clean Energy Task Force, Climate Action Group, the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Investment Committee. She has a B.Sc. from Western University, M.Sc. from University of Toronto, LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, MSEL from Vermont Law School and has been called to the bar in Ontario and England.

Daniel Doubilet – Senior Director, Business Development, Travelers Capital Corporation

Dan is responsible for origination and structuring of structured finance transactions, as well as provision of advisory services to participants in the power and energy infrastructure sector in Central and Eastern Canada for Travelers Capital. Previously, Dan was a lawyer 2017 in the Banking and Energy & Infrastructure groups of Torys LLP where he advised lenders, sponsors, developers and investors on a wide range of project finance, project development and infrastructure transactions. 

 

Ryan Franks – Business Manager, Global Energy Storage, CSA Group

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Ryan is charged with developing and executing CSA Group’s strategy for energy storage.  Prior to joining CSA Group, he led international and domestic standardization projects for energy storage, microgrids, smart cities and other strategic and emerging electrotechnical concepts at NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Green Building Council.  He has served as Secretary of the US Technical Advisory Group to IEC TC120 Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Convener of the IEC ad hoc Group on Energy Storage System Aspects and Gap Analysis, and Secretary of the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Energy Storage Systems.  In addition, he was a Working Group Chair of the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a Working Group Chair of the DOE Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems, and the US Expert to IEC Systems Evaluation Group 6 on microgrids. Ryan serves as a member of the Technical Management and Conformity Assessment and Policy Coordinating Committees of the US National Committee to the IEC. Ryan is the inventor on two patents and earned his BSc. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois, is pursuing an MBA at John Carroll University.

Dennis Frehlich – Senior Strategic Advisor, Alberta Electric System Operator

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Dennis is responsible for leading the AESO’s assessment of power system on two important fronts: for the integration of 30 percent renewables by 2030 and the role dispatchable renewable electricity generation and storage can play in the Alberta power system. As a professional engineer, he has more than three decades of industry experience and insight, focused primarily on the areas of transmission and distribution. His professional experience encompasses power system engineering, project management, business development, construction and operations. He spent 16 years with AltaLink, where he served as EVP and COO and Interim President and CEO for over a year. Denis holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

 

Jeremy Goertz – Managing Director, SunGrid Solutions Inc.

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Jeremy provides turnkey energy storage and generation solutions that leverages 20 years of joint energy, renewable, and generation expertise with the most efficient Powin Energy Storage Solution technology. He is an entrepreneur with a keen sense for customer needs and a desire to create more renewable and cost-effective solutions. Jeremy has both an MBA from Ivey School of Business and a Masters in Engineering from University of Waterloo. Jeremy has grown his experience as a professional consultant and as a previous Vice President of Development and Construction at Saturn Power. With an approach that focuses on the customers’ needs while balancing the risk and return, Jeremy is excited to be a part of the SunGrid-Powin movement.

 

Peter Gregg – President and CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

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Peter leads the IESO’s oversight of the safe and reliable operation of Ontario's bulk electrical system and market, the province’s energy planning and procurement, and works with its partners to guide conservation efforts across the province. His deep experience in Ontario’s electricity sector includes serving as President and CEO of Enersource from 2014 to 2016, where he was integral in the merger that created Alectra Inc., the second largest municipally-owned utility in North America, and COO at Hydro One Networks Inc., overseeing effective power distribution across Ontario. Throughout his career, he’s been recognized for his leadership abilities and in 2015 and 2016 received the OEA’s “Leader of the Year Award”. Peter currently serves on the Council of Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations, which supports sustainable and reliable electric power delivery to millions of consumers across the continent. He is on the Member Representatives Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Energy Network, the Canadian Electricity Association and the Electrical Safety Authority, where he chairs the Audit Committee. Peter received an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D (Certified Director) designation.


Brendan Harney - Director of Business Development, Stem

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Brendan Harney is the Director of Business Development at Stem, overseeing market development and select partnerships. Prior to joining Stem, Brendan was Director of Business Development at Primus Power, a flow battery manufacturer, and led their product strategy, marketing and business development efforts. Brendan previously managed commercial market development for SolarCity, a solar leasing and installation company, recently acquired by Tesla. Brendan began his career in finance, eventually serving as a vice president for Daiwa SMBC, a Japanese investment bank. He later advised on energy and national security issues while at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. and the International Energy Forum (IEF) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Brendan holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

 

Rob Harvey - Director, Energy Infrastructure at Hydrogenics, a leading hydrogen cleantech company which

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Hydrogenics is a leading hydrogen cleantech company which designs and builds MW scale electrolysers for Power-to-Gas plants which provide grid services and produce renewable hydrogen fuel. In his business development role, Rob is responsible for market analytics, project proposals, advocacy work through associations, and being the “voice of the customer” to define future needs for the company’s product platform. Rob secured funding and was the project sponsor for the Markham Energy Storage Facility, a 2.5MW Power-to-Gas project to provide regulation services for the IESO and the first utility scale project of its kind in North America. As a former Principal with PHB Hagler Bailly and energy strategy consultant with Oliver Wyman, Rob worked with several leading North American electric utilities in the areas of scenario-based planning, business model analytics and change management. He has also worked with start-up ventures in waste-to-energy and biogas CHP. Rob is one of the founding members of Energy Storage Canada and served as Board Chair from 2015-2017.

Dr. Craig R. Horne – Senior Director, Energy Storage, Swinerton Renewables

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Craig has been leading and participating in the development of electrochemical energy technologies and systems for over 20 years, with direct experience in flow, lead-acid and lithium ion batteries as well as fuel cells. He has also been an active participant in regulatory and legislative processes such as California’s landmark energy storage initiative (AB2514). Formerly VP, Business Development at RES, Craig developed new markets for storage across the globe. Prior to Res, Craig served as founding CEO and Chairman at EnerVault, Vice President of Technology at World Energy Labs, Senior Vice President and Founder of Kainos Energy, and Chair of the Electrochemical Society, San Francisco Section. Craig has numerous publications to his credit and has been awarded 21 U.S. Patents. He holds degrees in Material Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley (PhD), UC Los Angeles (M.Sc.), and the University of Florida (B.Sc.).

 

Derek Lim Soo – CEO, Peak Power Inc.

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Derek is a high energy executive that possesses over 17 years of business experience in the Cleantech/Energy sector. He has held various senior leadership roles encompassing business development, capital raise strategies, mergers and acquisitions, technology development and overall executive management. Prior to founding Peak Power, Derek was Senior Vice President at AGI and Vice President for Canada for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation. Derek has also served as Global Vice President for a solar technology company - Stirling Energy Systems, a private equity backed portfolio company that was funded by a $300M investment by NTR PLC. Prior to SES, Derek worked for the General Electric Company in numerous senior sales roles and held various senior positions across GE's energy business.

 

Travis Lusney, Manager, Procurement and Planning, Power Advisory LLC

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Travis is a Professional Engineer with experience in the regulated and commercial electricity sectors. He offers relevant experience in transmission and distribution power system planning, generation procurement strategy, policy development and power purchase agreement negotiations. Travis provides clients with a unique expertise in the integration between generation development and transmission/distribution planning by providing advice on project risk assessment and strategic investments. He is an expert in competitive energy procurement having worked on various procurement initiatives as the independent administrator including Nova Scotia wind RFP in 2012 and Emera’s Atlantic Link Notice of Solicitation for renewables in 2017.


Ravi Manghani – Director of Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Ravi focuses on global energy storage markets and value chain analysis at Wood Mackenzie. As an industry expert, he has been quoted in various publications, including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Wired, and Verge. Ravi has over 8 years of experience in energy storage as a consultant, analyst and engineer. Ravi holds a Master of International Business from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.

 

Shawn McCarthy – Global Energy Reporter for the Report on Business, The Globe and Mail

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Shawn covers the energy sector, including oil and gas, nuclear, renewable energy and demand side issues. He deals with major economic trends at a national, continental and international level, with a particular focus on federal policy and environmental regulations. He also covers environmental issues such as climate change and nuclear waste disposal. Prior to assuming the energy beat, Shawn served as The Globe’s New York correspondent for three years, with responsibility for business, politics and human interest stories, including the aftermath of 9/11. From 2003 to 2006, he was The Globe’s parliamentary bureau chief from 2000 to 2003, and prior to that, wrote on finance and economic policy, including the previous Liberal government deficit battle in the 1990s. He has worked as a business reporter for the Toronto Star and for The Canadian Press. A native of Philadelphia, he attended the University of Alberta as a foreign student and attained a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. He also has a Master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University, and completed the Canadian Securities Course.        

 

Nicolas Musynski - Director, Energy Storage, RES

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Nicolas Muszynski has devoted his career to the Canadian renewable electricity sector and has worked over the last 15 years on the development of wind, solar, transmission and energy storage projects across the country. He lead the development and delivery of the first grid connected 4MW battery storage facility in Ontario and continues to develop energy storage projects across the country, facing day to day many of the challenges the industry needs to address in 2017. In his role as Director of Energy Storage he is responsible for the development of Renewable Energy Systems energy storage business across Canada. He has participated in most rounds of procurement and consultations across Canada over the course of his career and has experience both at the provincial and federal levels, often as an elected representative of industry associations.

Donovan Nielsen – President/Principal, Scovan Engineering

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Donovan is a Professional Engineer with vast experience in the energy industry. He brings vision and leadership to his team and the solutions they provide. Through his many years in engineering, procurement, and project management, he has executed several successful projects ranging from smaller installations to projects in excess of $500 million. Donovan provides relevant experience and a unique approach to Scovan and brings with him a proven track record for operational excellence and client satisfaction. Passionate for innovation, Scovan has taken a leadership role in renewable energy and energy storage in Canada. Donovan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a P.Eng and a member of APEGA.

 

Erik G. Olsen – Executive Property Specialist, Risk Engineering Services, Chubb Ltd.

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Erik specializes in property protection risk engineering and evaluations for industrial and commercial facilities, and property conservation for large properties and large construction. He began his risk engineering career in 1999 at Chubb, becoming an Executive Property Specialist in 2016. His current responsibilities include spearheading property engineering technical initiatives ranging from development of technical guidance on existing and emerging issues, fire protection, and supporting executive underwriting initiatives. He is actively involved in property risk engineering staff development and supporting customer service solutions. He is one of few regular instructors at Chubb’s Loss Control University fire training lab regularly teaching a variety of audiences ranging from building department and fire inspectors, insurance professionals, industry segment customers, sprinkler contractors, and internal staff., focusing in loss control for property & casualty survey across the range of life science to heavy manufacturing accounts. Erik received his BSc. in Environmental Studies from Cook College, Rutgers University.

Sue Rauth - Deputy Director, Trade Commissioner Service

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Sue Rauth is a Trade Commissioner working within the Ontario Regional Office of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service of Global Affairs Canada.  Sue has worked within international business development for 20 years and has never had a dull business conversation in her career. She leads the Physical Technology sector team at the Ontario Regional Office, located in Toronto, but serving all of Ontario. In this role she manages a team of officers who support Ontario-based companies as they internationalize their business. She has served short assignments at both the Canadian Consulate General in Mumbai, India and in Ottawa.


Richard Riley – Regional Manager, North America, Highview Power

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In 2017, Richard moved over to New York to open Highview Power/s new US office. A mechanical engineer by training, Richard began his career with French utility EDF in the construction and maintenance of power generation assets. He joined Highview in 2013 to support the development of Liquid Air Energy Storage systems, including the engineering and construction of the company’s 5 MW demonstrator in the north of England. Richard is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the UK’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers and alumnus of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Leadership Award program.

 

Jason Rioux – Chief Development Officer, NRStor

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Jason leads NRStor’s operations and business development activities across Canada and internationally and thrives on the challenge of marrying new storage technologies with new commercial business models – a key success factor in developing energy storage projects. He has a proven track record in developing and operating all forms of energy projects, especially carving new paths through complex energy markets, contracting, regulatory, and political environments. He was previously the Director of Business Development for Ontario Power Generation, where he led a wide variety of business development initiatives and played a large role in decarbonizing the Ontario power sector. During this period, Jason worked on the repowering of coal plants to natural gas and biomass, new gas fired generation development, combined heat and power development, partnership management of joint venture gas fired facilities (Brighton Beach and Portlands Energy Centre), advanced biomass research and development, and new technology projects such as energy storage. He was also Commercial Manager of the Portlands Energy Centre, a 550 MW natural gas fired generation station located in downtown Toronto. He developed and led the commercial organization of this $730 million facility, with responsibility for all gas and power trading activities.

 

George Schulz, Vice President, Clean Energy - Argo Group US 

George is the market lead in North America for Argo Group’s Clean Energy team that develops and distributes insurance risk solutions to the global renewable energy markets. With over 20 years in financial services and insurance, George is experienced in product development, underwriting and structuring innovative risk management solutions. Prior to joining Argo in 2017, George was at Munich Reinsurance America Inc. since 2009, where he focused on technology performance risk products within the Special Enterprise Risks group. Previously, he was at Radian Asset Assurance Inc. where he was responsible for providing credit enhancement to bond issuers and co-founded the infrastructure finance business. He also worked at Fitch Ratings’ public and structured finance groups. George earned his Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the Maxwell School and College of Law at Syracuse University and his BA from State University of New York at Albany.

 

Jack Simpson – General Manager, Business Development & Innovation, Toronto Hydro

Jack is responsible for driving innovation and advancing strategic business areas at Toronto Hydro. Previously, he has held capacity planning, engineering and project management roles and has developed wind, biogas, gas cogeneration, energy storage, solar PV, transmission and distribution infrastructure projects across Ontario. Jack is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario with over 25 years industry experience with Ontario Hydro, Atomic Energy of Canada, SNC Lavalin, Ameresco and Toronto Hydro. Jack is a P.Eng and holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Engineering from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from the University of Waterloo.

 

Mark Tinkler – Senior Energy Advisor, Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions Ltd.

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Mark has been providing reporting and analysis services for the Ontario electricity market and for Canada in general at CES, a Philadelphia-based company, since 2012. He also provides expertise and client support in emerging technologies focusing on energy storage, distributed resources, renewables, demand response and smart grid. Mark recently coordinated CES’s efforts as lead consultant to the Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources’ Energy Storage Initiative (ESI), and the release of its “State of Charge” report in September 2016. Mark began offering strategic consulting services to the energy sector regarding emerging energy options and technologies in 2005. Prior to this, he worked for Ontario Hydro and successor Ontario Power Generation for 29 years in various technical and management positions. He also initiated a major energy storage demonstration program in Toronto in collaboration with multiple sponsors and has been the author of numerous reports and presentations on energy storage and distributed generation. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of Energy Storage Canada. Mark holds a B.Eng from McGill University and an M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto.

 

Adam Tuck - Program Leader, Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization, National Research Council of Canada

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Adam has been working with academic and industrial partners to deliver key projects and programs in the fields of Fuel Cells, Bio-Energy and Energy Storage since 2006. Prior to NRC, he started his career at Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT), a start-up company based in Kingston, Ontario, where he became Lead Engineer, working on commercializing both Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and Aluminium-Air battery products. Adam completed his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Professional Internship at Queen’s University.

Curtis VanWalleghem - Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, Hydrostor

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Curtis is a leader in the compressed air energy storage market. Prior to Hydrostor, he advised and consulted for some of the top energy companies globally while serving as Sr. Manager in Deloitte's Corporate Strategy Consulting Practice. He has also held positions at nuclear generator Bruce Power and wind developer Environmental Electric Company. Curtis has BASc. in Industrial Engineering and MBA degrees from University of Toronto and is PMP certified.



François Vitez - V-P Business Development, Hydro and Power Delivery, SNC-Lavalin

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François has more than 20 years of experience in the development, engineering and construction management of renewable energy projects in Canada, USA, Latin America, Asia and Africa. His renewable energy role at SNC-Lavalin, which includes transmission and distribution systems, and has evolved from a hydro, solar and wind focus also to include energy storage and more specifically bulk and distributed energy storage. Early in his career, he developed numerous small hydropower projects in Nepal. This included his own Khudi Hydropower Project, which is considered as a model for integrated renewable energy development and won in 2008 both the Quebec and Canadian Engineering Association awards in the International Projects category. He is committed to renewable energy resources as a means for sustainable economic development in Canada and in developing countries. In addition to being on the board of Energy Storage Canada Association, he is also on the board for the Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation. He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Hydraulics from University of Sherbrooke.


Peter Wittenberg – Manager, Energy Storage, RES

Peter focuses on energy storage applications and is responsible for business development and technical modeling of grid-connected energy storage systems at RES. He has worked with numerous utility and independent power producer (IPP) clients to design energy storage solutions for solar integration, transmission and distribution deferral, and ancillary service needs. Peter’s analytic and technical support has led to over 35MW of grid scale energy storage projects. he has authored or co-authored technical papers and presented at many technical conferences throughout North America. Prior to joining RES Group in 2015, he worked as the lead engineer for a start-up specializing in microgrid systems for oil and gas applications. Peter holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University.

 

Karim Zaghib – General Director, Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage Centre of Excellence, Hydro-Québec

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Karim’s work has led to Hydro-Québec being the first company in the world to use lithium iron phosphate in Li-ion battery cathodes and to develop natural graphite and nanotitanate anodes. The most recent advances resulting from this work, which were achieved in collaboration with research centres based in Singapore and Spain and other countries, will pave the way for the next generation of electric vehicle batteries. This research also led to the creation of Technologies Esstalion, a joint venture with Sony Corporation whose mission is to develop large-scale energy storage systems. He is a joint inventor in 550 patents and has authored 393 scientific articles and edited or co-edited nearly 20 books. An active member of the Electrochemical Society, he was awarded the Energy Technology Division Award 2009 and the Battery Division Technology Award 2013 and was elected ECS Fellow in 2011. He also received the International Electric Research Exchange (IERE) Research Award in 2008 and the International Battery Association (IBA) Research Award in 2010 and 2017. Karim ranks among the researchers most highly cited by their peers, as established by Clarivate Analytics (known as Thomson Reuters’ previously) The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015, 2016 and 2017. Since joining IREQ more than 20 years ago, he has contributed to the development of lithium-ion battery materials for electric transportation and energy storage applications. From 1990 to 1992, he engaged in postdoctoral research financed by Saft, a world leader in high-tech batteries, and by the armament branch of France’s department of defense. From 1992 to 1995, he was guest researcher for the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (METI). In 2002, he received the HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches) in materials science from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France). Karim Zaghib holds a Masters (1987) and a Ph.D. (1990) in electrochemistry from the Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble in France.

Milosz Zemanek - Partner, Project Finance, Banking and Debt Finance, Torys LLP

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Milosz represents a variety of energy developers on contractual matters in a practice focusing on project finance, project development and renewable energy. He was an integral part of the lending teams on a number of solar financings, ones that at the time were the largest ever in Ontario for aggregate rooftop and ground mount respectively. Milosz has also acted for a number of lenders and developers on energy storage facilities in Ontario and on many large wind farm financing and developments, including the first ever FIT financing in Ontario. He has a BA from University of Waterloo, MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, and LLB from Western University. Milosz serves as Chair of Energy Storage Canada.