Fernando Carou, Lead, Community Energy, City of Toronto

Fernando Carou, Lead, Community Energy, City of Toronto

dkFernando Carou leads the Community Energy Planning (CEP) program and is also in charge of assembling the technical, business, and policy framework for new District Energy Systems (DES) in the City of Toronto.

His focus is on integrating energy planning into community growth plans, and economic development to address energy issues at the source for better outcomes, including climate change mitigation and adaptation (resilience to high impact events, low carbon solutions) and fostering local economic benefit.

Fernando is the past Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Energy Task Force, a founding member of the QUEST Ontario Caucus, and a member of the CSA Technical Committee C282 on Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings.

Fernando holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto, has Sustainability training from the Harvard University Extension School, and is working towards a Diploma in Public Administration in Local Government from Western University.