Rachele Levin is an energy and climate change expert with over 15 years of experience, including positions in academia, the non-profit sector, the Ontario and federal governments, as well as in international negotiations with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Since 2015, Rachele has been with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). In addition to her current role as Energy Transition Lead, she developed a first-of-its-kind carbon pricing framework and marginal abatement cost curve for the province’s natural gas sector. Rachele also created and led the OEB Innovation Sandbox, the first regulatory innovation sandbox in Canada’s energy sector. During her tenure as Sandbox Lead, Rachele launched a partnership between the OEB and the Independent Electricity System Operator to support innovative energy pilot projects, provided policy leadership on energy innovation, and initiated and led an international collaboration with energy innovation stakeholders in Europe, the U.S. and Australia, as well as with the International Energy Agency’s International Smart Grid Action Network.
In addition to her work at the OEB, Rachele authors the Policy Landscape chapter of the annual international REN21 Global Status Review and has been selected to be the Program Chair for the 2023 CAMPUT Conference for Canadian energy regulators. In all of her work, Rachele brings enthusiastic thought leadership to public policy related to the energy transition, decarbonization and innovation.
clients’ corporate strategy, system planning, project development, and policy/regulatory initiatives. Ahmed’s vision for the electricity sector’s transformation stems from a thorough understanding of the trends, issues and disruptions facing the sector and their implications for utilities, grids and customers. In addition to leading and contributing to hundreds of mandates at Dunsky, his expertise builds on prior experiences identifying emerging utility business models, working on the development of a renewable energy Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program, supporting the evaluation of energy efficiency programs, and advising commercial and industrial clients on energy procurement and clean energy projects. Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University and a Master’s degree in energy science from ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and is currently pursuing an MBA degree at McGill.