Speaker – M1 Seminar – The Future of Energy Storage in Ontario

Shawn Cronkwright, Director of Renewables Procurement, IESO

Shawn is the Director of Renewables Procurement in the Market & Resource Development group of the Independent Electricity System Operator. In this role, he is responsible for all procurement activities related to renewable generation resources, including the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and microFIT programs, hydroelectric initiatives, the large renewables competitive procurement, as well as energy storage. His previous roles included managing the procurement processes for new natural gas-fired facilities and combined heat and power.

Prior to the Ontario Power Authority and IESO, Shawn worked for Siemens Power Generation where he held progressive field service and project management roles at generation facilities throughout Canada, the United States, and Asia. Shawn’s experience includes gas and steam turbine maintenance, balance of plant, as well as nuclear refurbishment outage planning.

Shawn is a professional engineer and project manager with over 15 years’ experience in various roles in both the private and public sectors.

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