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Ali is a Project Manager at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), working in the Clean Energy Procurement group. In his role, Ali manages multidisciplinary teams in contracting for new renewable and natural gas-fired power plants through procurement processes or negotiations. To date he has been involved in contracting over 2000MW, representing $6 billion of investment.
Ali holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto. He has been part of the YPE Toronto leadership since 2011.
Ali is a Project Manager at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), ...
Andy is a Managing Consultant in Navigant’s Global Energy, Strategy & Operations Practice. His experience spans projects with electric regulators, major generation/transmission/distribution utilities, and various other energy related public/private sector entities. Within these engagements, Mr. Tam has focused on providing strategic advisory on electricity markets, utility financial modeling and grid modernization technologies through working with entities such as the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Hydro One Networks Inc., and the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Most recently, Mr. Tam participated in projects regarding strategic due diligence for utility M&A, regulatory financial modeling for electric/natural gas utilities, and technical/financial evaluations of Smart Grid technologies for government entities. Prior to joining Navigant, Mr. Tam worked at Hydro One Networks Inc. as a financial analyst, completing a two year leadership rotation program where he worked on utility financial modeling, business planning, regulatory analysis and business process optimization. Throughout his career, Andy has developed a strong quantitative skill set and also brings forth software design experience from R&D at Nortel Networks. Mr. Tam received both his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Honours), and Bachelor of Arts in Economics degrees from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Andy is a Managing Consultant in Navigant’s Global Energy, Strategy & Operations ...
Angela is a Business Manager for Redknee Solutions Inc. working directly with the executive team and responsible in supporting, managing and coordinating the work flow of the business as well as coordinating strategic activities across the entire organization. Previously she worked at Hydro One and Manitoba Hydro. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Angela is passionate about volunteering with various volunteer organizations and is the founder of the “Women in Trades, Technology and Engineering” group within Hydro One. She is an active member in charity and social events including the promotion of gender diversity and professional networking events.
Angela is a Business Manager for Redknee Solutions Inc. working directly with ...
Basel currently works at Hydro One Inc. as a Network Connections & Development Engineer, where he focuses on establishing new generation connections to the transmission system. He started his career at Hydro One Inc. as a Field Protection & Control Engineer commissioning high profile projects in transformer stations located in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. He is Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario.
Basel holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto.
Basel enjoys playing soccer and running, and is an avid Juventus FC supporter. He has been a board member of the Young Professionals in Energy – Toronto Chapter since 2014.
Basel currently works at Hydro One Inc. as a Network Connections & ...
Héloïse Apestéguy-Reux is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law Group in Toronto. She practices primarily in McCarthy’s Energy Group, with a focus on both regulatory and corporate-commercial matters.
Héloïse advises a wide range of clients across the energy sector. Her experience includes representing generators, wholesalers, transmitters and local distribution companies before the Ontario Energy Board, advising electricity sector clients in respect of electricity regulatory matters and electricity legislation, and advising developers and lenders in respect of large-scale wind and solar power projects, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, due diligence matters and permitting.
Héloïse received her LLB and BCL from McGill University in 2011, and completed an Honours BA in International Relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto in 2007. Ms. Apestéguy-Reux was called to the Ontario bar in 2012.
Héloïse Apestéguy-Reux is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law Group ...
Hemanth is passionate about renewable energy and has spent his entire career in the industry. He currently works for Jenner Renewable Consulting (JRC), where he is developing and building utility scale solar energy facilities across North America. Prior to JRC, Hemanth worked as a project development manager with Acciona Energy North America. While at Acciona, he was responsible for developing large scale wind energy projects in multiple jurisdictions across Canada. Hemanth has also worked for Shell Wind Canada, Solas Energy Consulting and the Ontario Power Authority.
Hemanth has been a board member of Young Professionals in Energy – Toronto Chapter since 2010. He has helped the organization provide networking and career development opportunities through educational, social and civic service events to young professionals in the industry.
Hemanth holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Ivey Business School – Western University.
Hemanth is passionate about renewable energy and has spent his entire career ...
Ian is a senior consultant with London Economics International (LEI). He has extensive knowledge of energy markets and has testified before the Alberta Utilities Commission as an expert in the subject. Furthermore, he has significant expertise in developing price forecasts and conducting valuations, particularly in the New York and New England markets. Ian holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering from University of Waterloo.
Ian is a senior consultant with London Economics International (LEI). He has ...
John is a partner in the Toronto office and is a member of the Electricity Markets and IT Groups. He practices corporate/commercial and regulatory law with a focus on energy law and matters relating to the Ontario electricity sector. John specializes in the corporate/commercial and regulatory components of electricity markets and infrastructure revitalization.
John also has a comprehensive technology law practice encompassing the breadth of corporate/commercial matters. He has particular experience drafting and negotiating agreements for hardware, software and information technology services.
John is on the executive of the Natural Resources and Energy Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, is an executive member of YPE (Young Professionals in Energy) of Toronto, and is a member of the Board of ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. (which is developing a 500kW biogas electricity generation facility at the Toronto Zoo).
John was both a summer student and an articling student at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP before joining the Firm as an associate in 2008.
John is a partner in the Toronto office and is a member ...
Mabel is an Associate at ICF International, working in both the Energy & Carbon Markets and the Energy Efficiency divisions in Toronto. In Energy & Carbon Markets, Mabel works on voluntary and compliance greenhouse gas (GHG) verification as well as a wide range of GHG quantification consultancy projects, with specific expertise in ICF’s in-house GHG inventory tool, GHG:ID. Mabel is also part of ICF’s growing Energy Efficiency division in Canada, and conducts site visits and advisory services for commercial and small industrial facilities for clients including Toronto Hydro and SaskPower.
Mabel has a strong academic background in global energy systems, combining technical, economic and policy subjects. She holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, a MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London and a MASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and has supplementary certificates in ISO 14064 and Advanced Building Recommissioning. Mabel is bilingual (English/French).
Mabel is an Associate at ICF International, working in both the Energy ...
Reena is a lawyer at the Independent Electricity System Operator of Ontario (IESO). Prior to working at the IESO, Reena was an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of a major Canadian law firm, with an added emphasis on environmental law and interest in energy regulation and climate change litigation. Reena has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and various provincial tribunals. Reena has previously volunteered with the Young Advocates Committee of The Advocates’ Society, Pro Bono Law Ontario`s Law Help Centre, the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, and completed a secondment with a community-based not-for-profit organization in Maun, Botswana. Reena has also completed her Master in Laws (LLM) in Energy and Infrastructure Law. Outside the office, Reena enjoys running, cycling, skiing, surfing and international travel
Reena is a lawyer at the Independent Electricity System Operator of Ontario ...
Santiago Bueno-Velasco, CPA, CA, a Director, M&A and Project Finance at Northland Power Inc., a preeminent Canadian publicly traded independent power producer located in Toronto, Ontario. Santiago’s responsibilities include financial assessment of Greenfield and Brownfield investment opportunities, managing due diligence processes and leading project financings. Since joining Northland Power he has executed the $264 million Ground Mount Solar 4 financing in Ontario, the $12 million divestiture of the Frampton Wind project in Quebec and the $326 million Grand Bend Wind project financing.
Prior to joining Northland in July 2013, Santiago was a Senior Analyst in the Project Finance and Corporate Development group at SunEdison LLC, a leading global solar developer. While at SunEdison he participated in the sale of a portfolio of solar projects to Firelight Infrastructure Partners, and lead the debt financing of five 10 MW AC solar parks in Ontario raising over C$200 million in long term debt.
Before joining the corporate world, Santiago was an Analyst at KPMG Corporate Finance Inc., a leading global mid-market M&A advisory firm. Santiago began his career with KPMG LLP as a Staff Accountant providing audit and assurance services to energy, mining and industrial clients.
Santiago Bueno-Velasco, CPA, CA, a Director, M&A and Project Finance at Northland Power ...
As a Senior Consultant in MNP’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice, Mike provides his clients with business advisory, internal auditing, and valuations services. Mike joined MNP from a boutique consulting firm in the energy sector where he advised large energy consumers and power generators on energy management and market navigation. Prior to entering into consulting, Mike provided the Ontario Power Authority (now the Independent Electricity System Operator) with strategic and analytic support in power system planning and generation procurement.
Mike holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computing Technology from the University of Ottawa and is an ISO 9001 certified internal auditor.
As a Senior Consultant in MNP’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice, Mike ...
Andrew is a Senior Consultant in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice, with a focus on Infrastructure Investments in the Power/Utilities and Energy sectors. Andrew specializes in renewable power generation, supporting clients with M&A, financial advisory, diligence, and strategic advice.
Prior to joining KPMG, Andrew was an analyst with the Independent Electricity System Operator (formerly, the Ontario Power Authority), where he focused on electricity resource procurement in Ontario, including designing and launching procurement initiatives and analysis related to renewable energy development policy.
Andrew holds a BTech in Process Automation from McMaster University, a Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology from Mohawk College, and an MBA in Finance from the DeGroote School of Business – McMaster University.
Andrew is a Senior Consultant in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice, with a ...
Sean is an Associate in the Natural Resources team of CPP Investment Board’s Private Investments group. His team focuses on direct private investments in the oil and gas, power and renewables, and mining industries. The team invests directly in companies, strategic partnerships and direct resource interests with an investment size of $500 million or more.
Prior to joining CPPIB, Sean was an Investment Banking Analyst at Scotia Waterous in Calgary, focusing on the oil & gas sector. While at Scotia, he worked on a wide variety of deals in the Canadian and international oil and gas space, including sell-side and buy-side M&A, and debt and equity financings. These deals included Baytex Energy’s $2.6 billion acquisition of Aurora Oil & Gas.
Sean began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at CIBC World Markets in Calgary, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.
Sean is an Associate in the Natural Resources team of CPP Investment ...