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Malcolm S. Metcalfe

CRD Technical Lead

Malcolm is an electrical engineer with more than 50 years experience in energy and related areas.  He began his energy career working as a hydro plant operator, a system control operator, and later an instructor for new operators while he studied engineering at UBC.  Malcolm graduated as an Electrical Engineer at UBC in 1967 and earned an M.A.Sc. (EE) in 1970.

He worked for Leeds and Northrup, and later for BC Hydro, where he was responsible for designing Automatic Generation Control systems and Power System Control Centres.

Malcolm spent a year (1979-80) on the organizing staff for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference, and later became the founding Executive Director of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (1983). He was granted a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) by HM Queen Elizabeth II for this and related work in 1999.

After early retirement he founded Enbala Power Networks where he was Founder & Chief Technology Officer. He is the inventor on more than 20 patent applications. His company was purchased in 2020 by Generac Power Systems, and has become Generac Grid Services. He continues to work for Generac in the research area and he recently accepted a role with IBET Climate in Vancouver.

Malcolm remains a keen contributor to the energy field, working for Generac and IBET and teaching engineering courses on the Energy Transition at UBC in Kelowna.

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