Aidan Foss PhD, P.Eng., SMIEEE (President & Principal Engineer) has over 30 years of professional engineering experience covering power, control, software and simulation. A graduate in mathematics from Cambridge University with a doctorate in turbine control from Imperial College, Aidan initially specialized in computer control and simulation for industrial and off-shore applications. In 1990, Aidan joined the National Grid Company, focusing on generator-grid interconnection, frequency and voltage control and power quality. In 2001, Aidan moved to Ottawa, and in 2003 co-founded ANF Energy Solutions. As the Principal Engineer, Aidan provides distributed generation technical services covering power-plant automation, protection, and grid interconnection. Associations: IEEE 1020 Working Group Member: Small Hydro Control, COGEN Canada Board of Advisors, IEEE Ottawa Electrical Power Symposia Founder and Co-chair (2001-2006). IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Engineer Award (2013).
 

Kalle Leppik, P.Eng., MIEEE (Vice-President) obtained a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1981. For over 25 years, he has been involved in instrumentation and control, including PLCs and Digital Signal Processing. Achievements include: 1) Reduced the electric bill by 40% at the Canadian embassy in Ankara Turkey through the installation of reactive power compensation. 2) Implemented control and instrumentation for the world’s only Whole Body Calorimeter at Ottawa University. 3) Designed the automated tooling to retube reactor cores at the CANDU nuclear reactors at the Bruce Power Plant. Since 2007, Kalle has worked with ANF Energy Solutions Inc. on grid inter-connections, specializing in detailed design, equipment procurement and ESA approvals.

 

Martin Hutchings B.Sc (Hons.), PMP, (Senior Designer), obtained a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK. Martin has over 25 years experience of electronic and electrical design, primarily in the area of hardware systems and semiconductors for the communications industry. He has worked in a number of R&D and project management roles for companies including Fujitsu, Nortel, Zarlink Semiconductors and ITT Aerospace/Communications. Since 2010, Martin has worked with ANF Energy Solutions Inc. supplying design services for renewable energy distributed generation projects, including detailed design of the grid interconnection, ESA plan submissions and approvals.