Peters Energy Solutions has developed a strong team, ideal for strategically and tactically extracting maximum value and minimizing your costs from grid connections or off-grid requirements. We also utilize a network of consultants as required to ensure that each part of the project is a success. It is our aim to earn our client’s trust through clear communication of alternatives, economics and then driving to the desired results. Leveraging our industry knowledge, analytical strengths and technical know-how gives us the edge to efficiently and economically navigate your project through to in-service and operation.
An innovative, business-focused, results-oriented professional with 25 years of energy industry experience, including oil, gas and electricity. Joe has a diverse corporate background including distributed generation, electricity distribution, oil and gas operations, pipelines, utility regulation, market development, project management, customer service, forecasting, business strategy, system planning as well as renewable and conventional energy generation. Joe holds director positions with the Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA) and the Banff Couples Conference.
As an Electrical Technologist and holding a specialist designation in Instrumentation, Victor is well versed in the technology used in industry today. Victor has led numerous technology development projects from the conceptual stages into manufacturing and commissioning both domestically and overseas. Victor is a director of Alberta Metal Works, and currently sits on the board of the Banff Couples Conference society.
Peter Burgess, P. Eng.
Peter is an engineer with extensive commercial experience, much of it in the electricity sector, with particular emphasis on wires costs and retailing. Peter has assisted a number of companies to optimize their wires costs and manage the procurement of electricity. Peter worked to position BP Canada, one of Alberta’s largest power consumers, to comfortably transfer and optimize procurement of electricity in Alberta’s deregulated market. In addition, he has provided evaluation of potential waste heat and co-gen opportunities. Peter has also successfully negotiated a complex environmental cost sharing agreement at a major sour gas facility in Alberta. Previously, Peter was involved in the natural gas exploration business.
Leo Dragos, B.Eng. MBA
Leo is a seasoned professional with more than 3 decades of experience across various domains and industries, including military, nuclear, banking and manufacturing. Leo brings to the team a left-brained personality and dependable analytical skills and expertise in stochastic process modeling and simulation. His focus is to identify the most rational technical solutions, assist in profitable economic decision making and support the pre/post implementation optimization effort.
Leo has an engineering degree in naval electric and automation systems and an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary.
Kristina Groves, M.Sc.
After a long career in high-performance sport as a long track speed skater that culminated with four Olympic medals, Kristina Groves has shifted her focus to the energy industry. With a keen interest in energy, efficiency and climate change policy, she returned to school to pursue a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary. Kristina is applying her skills and knowledge to total project analysis of energy projects, including work on peaking plants, combined heat and power (CHP) plants, peak load management and time of use in the Alberta Electricity Market. She is involved in research, economic and policy analysis, as well as communication of results through reports and presentations.
Robert J. Henry, P.Eng, MBA
An energetic, results-oriented leader with 25 years of industrial experience, Robert has a diverse background across energy industries including engineering, manufacturing, distribution, construction, and maintenance with core skills in operational and project execution, organizational alignment and growth, and business process and capability development. Robert holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Systems, and Business Administration. Robert is an active advocate and leader within the Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders Association.
Cynthia Mate, B.A., B.Comm
A power industry specialist with 10 years of experience, Cynthia has a strong background in financial modeling, data analysis, and cost/benefit analysis of power-sourcing alternatives. Cynthia also has widespread experience in the Retail Energy Market. Cynthia led the development of Load Settlement, system design and customer service functions at two companies that entered the power market upon deregulation in 2001. Cynthia relies on extensive MS Access, SQL query language, and MS Excel skills, to provide data analysis that help clients lower cost and maximize power usage and sales strategies.
John Van der Put
An Energy Industry Executive with 35 years of accomplishments in upstream oil and gas and pipeline development across the Americas. One of the highlights of Mr. Van der Put’s career at TransCanada was his role as Operations Manager for the Gas Andes and Gas Pacifico pipelines in Argentina and Chile. Another key accomplishment was securing regulatory approval for an LNG terminal on the St. Lawrence River in Québec. Mr. Van der Put is currently Vice-Chair of the Engineering Research Advisory Board at the University of Calgary.
John brings a wealth of experience in strategy, unity and execution, along with great energy and integrity.
Korstiaan Wapenaar, B.S.S Honours, Economics
Korst is a statistical and economic analyst concerned with the provision of energy market intelligence and the development of forecasting models. With a multi-disciplinary background, Korst seeks to leverage the world of big data for the traditional and new energy markets; extracting valuable relationships for the purpose of optimizing power development strategies and projects. A keen interest in modelling renewable energies and the LCOEs of competing energy sources, and calculating their viability in the presence of incentives generated by regulatory and public policy. Korst holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.) degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town and is pursuing a Masters in Commerce.