Senior Associate and Advisor – Renewable Energy
Tim’s unique combination of academic leadership in both the engineering and business policy aspects of renewable energy supplies, reinforce the applied small business and community economic development capacity of Greenplanet Energy Analytics when needed.
This is complimented by his experience in political and NGO spheres of electricity policy across Canada and helps us ensure more complex aspects of regulatory policy and business risk are fully considered.
Tim also facilitates an important relationship with the University of Alberta that benefits both U of A students and GEA clients by linking undergrad and grad students with practical case studies for project work and thesis opportunities.
At the University of Alberta, Tim is an Industrial Professor in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive Director of Electricity Research for the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment. His current research is focused on renewable energy with a particular interest in wind energy and remote community wind-diesel hybrid applications. Prior to joining the University of Alberta, he spent much of his career focused the interactions of technology, policy and business for renewable energy, including working for the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Wind Energy Association and the Government of Alberta.
Tim is cross-appointed to the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) in the School of Business as the Executive Director of Electricity Research, where he is working on questions around the evolution of Alberta’s electricity market as it transitions off of coal to an increasing role for renewable energy, including the role for energy storage, wind energy price impacts and policy modelling.
Tim has his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Quebec and
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.