QUESTtalks: Policy – Keeping Pace in a Market-Driven Environment
June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities? Contact Eric Muller, Senior Lead, Central Canada
June 11, 2019
Optional Tour 1
Ryerson Centre for Urban Innovation building
Optional Tour 2
Schneider Electric Smart Grid Lab Demonstration
Interactive dialogue on keeping pace with consumer demands in a post-program, market-driven environment.
Moderator: Katherine Sparkes, Director, Innovation, Research & Development, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
- Raegan Bond, Principal Consultant, Dunsky
- Carlyle Coutinho, President & COO, Enwave Canada
- Vikram Singh, Head Of Utility Partnerships, Microsoft Canada
- Kathleen Kauth, Director of Transactive Energy, Peak Power
- Mike Voll, Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies, Stantec
Tabletop Discussion Debrief and Playback
Principal Consultant, Dunsky
Raegan Bond has 19 years of leadership in Demand Side Management planning, program design and implementation. With work experience in the private, public and utility sectors, Raegan brings a proven ability to understand and bridge perspectives among diverse stakeholders and to build common ground. She is a strong advocate of evidence-based decision making, inclusive strategic planning and rigorous program performance management. A recognized leader in energy efficiency, Raegan is currently Chair-Elect of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Ontario’s Affordability Fund Trust.
Prior to joining Dunsky, she was VP of Conservation and Demand Management with Alectra Utilities where she was accountable for a $400-Million DSM Portfolio and a team of 80 employees. Her extensive professional experience is supported by a Bachelors of Environmental Science (University of Guelph) and a Masters of Environmental Change and Management (University of Oxford).
President & COO, Enwave Canada
Carlyle Coutinho is the President & COO of Enwave, Canada. Carlyle oversees the Canadian operations with locations in Toronto, ON; Windsor, ON; London, ON; and Charlottetown, PEI.
Carlyle is focused on growth and business transformation of Enwave’s district energy platform within the Canadian Region. Throughout his time at Enwave, Carlyle has led the effort to expand the Toronto system into multiple new business lines and products, including electricity generation, and has recently spearheaded the development of a hot water business. Furthermore, he developed an expansion strategy for major trunk line extensions to enable service delivery to new customers in the north, west and east of Toronto’s the downtown core. As the previous CFO of Enwave, Carlyle led efforts to raise over $700M in debt, integrated eight system acquisitions, and managed the procurement strategy of all necessary commodities.
Carlyle earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.
Director of Transactive Energy, Peak Power
Kathleen Kauth is the Director of Transactive Energy at Peak Power, a Toronto-based software start-up focused on leveraging big data and machine learning to optimize distributed energy resources and energy use for its customers. Previous to Peak, Kathleen was the Director of Partnerships for the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS. While there, she worked with large energy companies to help them develop their innovation capacity. Kathleen originally got her start in cleantech at a solar development and project aggregation firm, Blackstone Energy Solutions, based in Toronto. She has also passed all three levels of the CFA program. Additionally, Kathleen is an Olympic bronze medalist, playing for Team USA in Torino 2006. She is also a World Championship gold and silver medalist with team USA.
Global Sector Leader, Smart Technologies, Stantec
Mike Voll is the Global Sector Leader for Stantec’s Smart Technology services. He has over 30 years of experience with both industrial and power clients serving positions with equipment suppliers, manufacturers, system integrators and the last 15 years with Stantec. In the last 8 years. Mike has supported the rehabilitation of Ontario’s electricity system through Stantec’s involvement in over 1GW of solar PV in addition to nearly 50MW of energy storage projects. Mike is also leading a research project to deploy a commercial microgrid for a research park near the University of Waterloo which should pave pathways for mass deployments of community microgrids globally.
Mike is an active member of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), the Energy Storage Association (ESA) as well as Energy Storage Canada (ESC) and has supported both utilities and iconic developers such as Tesla and Sidewalk Labs in the roll-out of their grid modernization, smart city and vehicle electrification programs.