Kathleen Vaillancourt

Background information

Professional entrepreneur with fifteen years of experience in 3E (energy-economy-environment) system modelling for studying complex issues such as energy security and climate change. Specialized in the development of MARKAL/TIMES optimization models and their applications for supporting decision-making on energy policies and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategies. Successful track record of projects requiring strong analytical skills for defining deep decarbonisation pathways and studying the impacts of national climate targets committed by countries in international agreements (INDCs). Founder of ESMIA Consultants (Canada) and main developer of the North American TIMES energy model (NATEM) used for assisting various stakeholders in high-profile organizations across North America. Always ready to developing initiatives with new partners and clients from private and public sectors.

Models Developed

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