Monica Curtis, CEO, Energy Efficiency Alberta
Monica Curtis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Alberta in April 2017. As CEO, she is charged with leading the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and small scale renewable energy programs and services that help Alberta residents and businesses save money and increase comfort and productivity; and that foster development of an energy efficiency services industry in Alberta.
Monica has designed, delivered, marketed, and measured energy efficiency programs since 1991. Her career in energy efficiency began with Edmonton Power (currently EPCOR) and SaskPower. Most recently, she served as the Executive Vice President Strategic Development and Energy Finance Solutions with WECC, a mission based nonprofit based in Madison, Wisconsin. WECC delivers energy efficiency and efficiency finance programs and residential building science training for electric and natural gas utilities, and state and local governments across the United States of America.
Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director, Sustainable Building Services EllisDon Corporation
Andrew Bowerbank is well recognized across the industry for his efforts to collaborate with thought leaders and drive innovation through high-profile projects and initiatives in Canada and internationally. He is a leading authority on emerging technologies, high-performance building design and low-carbon economics. Among his professional accomplishments, he is the former Executive Director/CEO of the World Green Building Council (2007-10) where he was proud to act as the Member Representative for the United Nations Environmental Programme. He was also the founding Executive Director of the Canada Green Building Council’s Toronto Chapter.
Today, Andrew is the Global Director of Sustainable Building Services at EllisDon Corporation where he has launched a new strategic plan called the “Carbon Impact Initiative” in response to global market trends towards a low carbon economy. In addition to his work at EllisDon, Andrew is a Council member at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Ottawa and Chair of the Cleantech Advisory Board at Centennial College. Andrew was recently named one of Canada's top 16 sustainability leaders at the 2017 "Clean50" Awards and he was awarded the prestigious Ontario Premier’s award this past November for his career accomplishments.
Malini Giridhar, Vice President, Market Development and Public Affairs Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
Malini Giridhar is Vice President, Market Development and Public Affairs at Enbridge Gas Distribution, one of North America’s fastest growing utilities with a customer base of more than 2 million households and businesses. Malini is accountable for the company’s strategic response to a lower carbon economy, which includes the advancement of renewable natural gas, compressed and liquefied natural gas for transportation, geothermal energy, and energy conservation. Malini also oversees the company’s Cap and Trade compliance program. In her previous executive role, Malini led a team and worked collaboratively with stakeholders to secure regulatory approval for the GTA project, Enbridge Gas' single largest pipeline project in its history.
Malini is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a graduate degree in Economics. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Utilization Technology Development (UTD) and the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).