Senior Wind Engineer
Natural Resources Canada
Tom Levy is a professional engineer, licensed in the Province of Ontario. Tom has been working in the wind industry since 2003, first as a consultant, where he led the wind energy consultancy work for a waterloo-based engineering firm. In that role, Tom supported studies and assessments for over 2 GW of proposed or constructed wind projects. Following this, Tom spent nearly seven years as the Director of Technical and Utility Affairs for the Canadian Wind Energy Association. His work involved liaising with wind industry professionals, regulators and utilities on a myriad of technical matters ranging from property value impacts, bats, radar interference and grid integration. Today, Tom leads the wind R&D program for CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada. Under Tom’s leadership, the group tackles such issues as advanced wind plant forecasting, resource assessment for remote and northern communities, and grid integration. Part of Tom’s current R&D program includes consideration of advanced wind plant controls for the provision of ancillary and essential reliability services. Outside work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, kayaking on the Ottawa River, gardening and tinkering with their residential solar system.