An in-Depth Look at its Future in the Canadian Energy Mix
By Robert Hornung and Thomas (Tom) Levy, CanWEA, and Bahman Daryanian, GE
Thomas Levy is senior wind energy engineer with CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, leading NRCan’s R&D efforts in wind energy, focusing primarily on integration issues and cold climate considerations. He is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the Province of Ontario, with over 15 years’ experience in environmental engineering, and over 12 years’ of progressive experience in the wind industry.
Robert Hornung has been president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) since August 2003. He represents the interests of CanWEA members who are Canada’s wind energy leaders. Prior to joining CanWEA, Mr. Hornung worked for nine years with the Pembina Institute, an environmental research and advocacy organization specializing in energy and environment issues. He is also a Board Member of the Global Wind Energy Council.
Dr. Bahman Daryanian joined GE Energy Consulting in 2010 as a technical director, focusing on power economics (electricity market modeling, asset valuation, and renewable integration studies) and smart power (smart grid, microgrids, and demand response). His current responsibilities include managing CanWEA Pan Canadian Wind Integration Study (PCWIS), NYSERDA/National Grid Potsdam Microgrid Feasibility Study, and a number of New York Prize Microgrid Feasibility Studies.