Anouk Kendall
Anouk Kendall / President, Decentralized Energy Canada

Powering the 21st Century

Anouk Kendall, President, Decentralized Energy Canada

Ms. Kendall will provide an overview of the trends that are accelerating the uptake of decentralized energy technologies in Canada. Three primary focus topics are electrification, decentralization and digitization.

Anouk Kendall was appointed President of Decentralized Energy Canada (DEC) in 2003 and is one of North America’s leading authorities on decentralized energy.

She has helped DEC through two transformation 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 electrification and digitization of decentralized energy infrastructure.

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 the co-combustion of coal with biomass 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 Center (GBTAC) at Southern Alberta Institute for Technology (SAIT), and
  • Advisor on the Renewable Energy and Conservation Committee at Lakeland College.

She was born and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Calgary.