Decentralized Energy Canada (DEC)
Anouk was appointed President of Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) in 2003 and is one of North America’s leading authorities on decentralised energy.
She has helmed DEC through two transformational phases in 2007 and 2013 in response to changing industry and member needs. Her continuous engagement with members and industry partners has contributed to the development of a national network of over 10,000 DE stakeholders. Through the design and implementation of innovation to commercialisation programs, she has ensured that DEC annually impacts over 50 small to medium sized businesses in Canada. The current focus of her innovation efforts are related to smart energy grids and automation innovations in the heat and power sector with an emphasis on behind the fence energy generation.
She has over 20 years of experience in the energy and the environment fields with a unique combination of industry, government, academic and non-profit sectors. She lived and worked in the UK for 7 years where she conducted post-graduate research into bioenergy at the University of Leeds. She also served as the Senior Energy Conservation Officer at Leeds City Council following the UK’s Home Energy Conservation Act (1995).
Anouk holds several board professional positions including:
- Peer Reviewer for the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) and Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
- Member of the Board for the Green Building Technology Access Centre (GBTAC) at Southern Alberta Institute for Technology (SAIT),
- Fellow of the Alberta Energy Futures Lab,
- Advisor on the Renewable Energy Committee at Calgary Economic Development,
- Advisor on the Renewable Energy and Conservation Committee at Lakeland College, and ,
- Member of the Marketing Committee of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.
She was born and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Calgary.