Mr. McKay has twenty six years 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 nearly $2 billion of successful acquisitions and greenfield development projects, including the addition of 1200 MW of thermal and renewable generation to ENMAX's portfolio.
Mr. McKay joined ENMAX in 2004 where he led ENMAX's Business Development group in the development and acquisition of over 2000 MW for ENMAX's generating portfolio. Most recently, Mr. McKay led the successful permitting of the 800 MW Shepard Energy Centre, which is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Before joining ENMAX, Mr. McKay spent five years in EPCOR's independent power group. After joining EPCOR in 1999, Mr. McKay helped establish the company in British Columbia's hydropower industry. In 2001, Mr. McKay opened EPCOR's first US office where he successfully permitted both the Frederickson II Combined Cycle plant and the expansion of the Frederickson I facility. Mr. McKay was also a member of the transaction team that acquired Duke Energy North America's interest in Frederickson I and that sold a portion of that interest to Puget Sound Energy.
The first eleven years of his career was dedicated to the operation of thermal generating facilities with Emera Inc., including a role as maintenance manager for the 350 MW Tuft's Cove Generating Station.
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, Margie, have two children, Liam and Brighid.