Sven Scholtysik is OERA’s Research Manager and has 13 years of experience in the energy sector.
Most recently, Sven worked at the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems as an energy systems modeler. While there he spent time analyzing different aspects of the energy sector including the strategic implications of low-carbon emission transition pathways, the techno-economic effects of heat and transport electrification, and the impact the widespread adoption of net-zero energy buildings would have on the electrical grid.
Previously, Sven led a Canadian Geothermal Energy Association team that authored a geothermal assessment report for the Yukon territory. He has also worked in wind power development with Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, and as a strategy analyst for the oil company BP in Europe and North America.
Sven’s academic accomplishments follow a similar international path. After graduating with a BA in International Management from the University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management in Germany and then obtaining his MSc in Sustainable Energy Science at Reykjavik University in Iceland, he is now a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria.