I have a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo (2003), and a Masters of Civil Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2010). From 2003 to 2010 I worked as a Hydrotechnical Engineer at Hatch in Newfoundland conducting various hydrotechnical studies (hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, dam breach modelling, power&energy modeling, river ice modelling) before moving to Vancouver in 2011 to work for BC Hydro on the environmental assessment of the Site C dam. On that project I was responsible for characterizing the downstream effects of the project (river flows, ice, and geomorphology/ sediment transport). Once the environmental assessment of Site C was complete, I decided to learn the fundamentals of the operation of the hydro system in BC, and worked as a shift engineer for 3.5 years. My team optimized the real-time operation of the system while respecting various physical, environmental, and social constraints. In January 2019 I started a new role in the Energy Planning department where I’m responsible for the development of various market price forecasts to support our long term energy planning.
- Policy Assessment
Market price forecasting, energy planning.
We use a model to forecast the market price of electricity in the WECC, and a different model for portfolio optimization within our BC Hydro system.
Mid-C market price forecast
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