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Join Us in Welcoming Aïda Nciri as the new Senior Lead, Projects & Advisory Services


May 7, 2019

Calgary, Alberta – May 7, 2019. Today Aïda Nciri was welcomed to the QUEST network as the new Senior Lead, Projects & Advisory Services.

“We are thrilled to welcome Aïda to the team! Aïda has extensive expertise in energy systems analysis, climate policies, and urban governance,” said Tonja Leach, Executive Director, QUEST. “ She will be a resource for QUEST Subscribers and clients as she will be leading a number of projects and delivering advisory services.”

Tonja Leach

Executive Director, QUEST

Aïda holds a PhD from the University of Calgary where she specialized in energy and environmental systems. Her dissertation analysed low-carbon policies developed by the three levels of governments and their impacts on distributed generation, and district energy systems in particular, in Alberta.

Aïda also holds a Master Degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris in France, and brings experience from her work for Energy Efficiency Alberta and the Calgary Climate Hub.

“I am passionate about community engagement and working with organisations to develop and deliver projects advancing low-carbon communities,” said Aïda. “I joined the QUEST team because I share the organisation's vision and ambition to implement on-the-ground solutions in Smart Energy Communities.”

Aïda Nciri

Senior Lead, Projects & Advisory Services, QUEST

Join us in welcoming Aïda to the QUEST network. She is based in Calgary, Alberta and you can meet her in person at QUESTtalks: Innovation taking place on May 22 in Calgary.

Learn more about how to become a QUEST Subscriber, register for an upcoming QUESTtalk, or take advantage of Advisory Services.


QUEST is a national non-government organization that works to accelerate the adoption of efficient and integrated community-scale energy systems in Canada by informing, inspiring, and connecting decision-makers. The organization commissions research, communicates best practices, convenes government, utility, and private-sector leaders, and works directly with local authorities to implement on-the-ground solutions. QUEST recognizes communities that have embraced these principles by referring to them as Smart Energy Communities.


Cheryl Ratchford
Director, Policy & Communications
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