Daniel Carr

Head, Smart Cities, 
Alectra Utilities

Daniel Carr is an experienced developer and leader of new initiatives, with expertise in innovative, customer-facing energy program management, strategy development and policy advocacy. In his current role of Head, Smart Cities at Alectra Utilities, he develops strategy and leads projects that bring new distributed energy technologies and concepts into practice, with a focus on electric mobility, sensor networks and electricity pricing. These initiatives have touched thousands of customers and have won awards from SEPA, PLMA and CEA for Alectra, Canada’s largest municipally-owned utility. He aspires to enable customers to benefit from the transformative changes taking place in the electricity system and to support cities in fulfilling their unique and critical role in helping communities adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Daniel has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University, with an undergraduate degree in Government from Cornell University.  He holds the Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional designations from the Association of Energy Engineers. He serves on industry committees organized by groups such as Electric Mobility Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Electricity Distributors Association and is Chair of the Board of the Clean Air Partnership, a Toronto-based environmental non-profit organization.