Mr. McKay has twenty nine years of experience in the power industry, including the operations and construction of thermal generation and the development of district energy, thermal, and renewable energy facilities. Mr. McKay has led over $3 billion of successful acquisitions and greenfield development projects.
Mr. McKay joined ENMAX in 2004 where he led its Business Development group in the development and acquisition of over 2100 MW of generation. Acquisitions include the Calgary Energy Centre, the Kettles Hill Windfarm, and most recently, Encana’s interest in the Balzac and Cavalier facilities. Mr. McKay also led the successful development of the Taber Windfarm, the Crossfield Energy Centre and the 800 MW Shepard Energy Centre.
Before joining ENMAX, Mr. McKay spent five years in EPCOR’s independent power group where he helped establish the company in British Columbia’s hydroelectric industry. In 2001, Mr. McKay opened EPCOR’s first US office, where he successfully permitted the expansion of the Frederickson Energy Centre and assisted EPCOR in both acquiring Duke Energy North America’s interest in Frederickson I and in selling a portion of that interest to Puget Sound Energy.
Prior to that, Mr. McKay spent 13 years with Nova Scotia Power focused on the operation, maintenance and construction of thermal generating stations.
Mr. McKay holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and an MBA from Queen’s University. He and his wife, Margaret, have two children, Liam and Brighid.