JAMES KENNEDY, B. SC. – PRINCIPAL
James Kennedy brings diverse power reliability expertise to Magnolia Generation, including 15 years of deploying microturbines into Combined Heat & emergency Power applications. In addition, he brings relevant expertise from economic consulting, mechanical contracting, and power quality and reliability roles.
In 1996, James joined On Power Systems, where he was instrumental in ensuring power reliability for medical facilities, utilities, and other mission critical operations. He developed and managed relationships with Philips Medical, Toshiba, Siemens as well as directly with hospitals across the country, including Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, St. Michael’s, Trillium Health Centre, Humber River Regional, Ottawa Heart, and more.
During this time, he also played a key role in providing reliability solutions for large data centres for RBC, RIM, Bell, Rogers, Telus and others, managing the deployment of multi-MW rotary UPS Systems as well as power quality monitoring and verification services. These projects ultimately led to the creation of the Smarter Reliability Initiative, which examines mission critical facilities through the lens of power quality monitoring.
In 2000, James launched and managed On Power’s CHP Business by deploying microturbines into targeted applications. Over 20 microturbines were installed across Canada from 2001 to 2013, for customers such as Union Gas, Blue Mountain, Minto Suites, University of Toronto, and the Town of Grimsby, among others. A microturbine project for McMaster University is to be used for industry-leading thermal battery research development.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph.
Stephen Condie, B. ASc. – Principal
Stephen Condie’s career in district energy began in 2006, when he became Project Manager of Engineering and Innovation for Enwave, managing capital projects through all phases, from research and budgeting to construction and commissioning. In 2008, he became acting Manager of Operations, overseeing the operations of three steam plants and one chilled water plant. In addition, he worked with the operations analyst and plant Chief Engineers to identify and justify capital improvement projects. In 2009, he was appointed Manager of Engineering, and played an integral role in the improvements that made Enwave’s Pearl Street Steam Plant the world’s most efficient steam plant with advanced emissions controls.
Stephen’s critical responsibilities included supervising plant and distribution line operations, engineering, construction, external plant management and health and safety. He assumed progressively senior responsibilities, culminating in his direct participation in several large-scale business development initiatives across North America. Prior to leaving Enwave, Stephen was responsible for a large turbine-based 11MW co-generation plant as part of the Enwave District Energy System.
In 2011, Stephen co-founded Magnolia Energy Corporation to focus on developing innovative district energy solutions with integrated electrical systems. By incorporating renewable energy technologies with traditional energy sources, Magnolia continues to lead the way by demonstrating the long-term benefits of innovation, while maintaining the high level of reliability expected of today’s energy infrastructure.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
E.S. Fox Ltd
www.esfox.com established in 1934, is a fully integrated Canadian multi-trade constructor and fabricator providing solutions for the industrial, commercial and institutional markets. With headquarters in Niagara Falls, E.S. Fox maintains full-service offices in Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Edmonton, and Saint John. ES Fox will install and service Magnolia’s sites with a 1 hour response and 24 hour coverage.
Mulvey & Banani International
www.mbii.com is an electrical engineering firm, established in 1955. With a staff of 85, MBII is focused on electrical engineering for building, campus and regional energy infrastructure, including back-up power systems. Recent projects include Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling Plant, Enwave Corus District Energy Plant, Telus Data Centre, and Enwave Pearl Steam Plant Upgrade, Toronto.
www.dohertyengineering.ca is a leading engineering company for Cogeneration / CHP. Doherty provide full service engineering consulting services, and acts as an embedded energy manager for industrial, institutional and commercial sectors, large commercial entities, university and college campuses, and district energy corporations.
Mechanical engineer for Engineering Concepts Niagara, and CEM Engineering, specializing in cogeneration/energy and industrial projects, completing several MicroTurbine projects. Trish Knebel is on the board of Directors for Grimsby Power.