Barend Dronkers researches energy efficiency, demand response, distributed energy resource technologies, and electric vehicles. His expertise includes energy efficiency portfolio and program design, potential studies, technical reference manuals, cost-effectiveness testing, and benchmarking and financing programs. Barend has nearly 10 years of professional experience in engineering, policy, and energy transitioning planning from his positions at Energy Efficiency Alberta, the Pembina Institute, and Shell. He is also a fellow of the Energy Futures Lab. Barend has a Master of Sustainable Energy Technology from the Delft University of Technology and is a Waterloo engineering graduate.