Joan Haysom has over 25 years of engineering experience in the energy and high-tech sectors. She has spent the past 12 years focused on renewable energy and low carbon energy systems. Joan is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa as well as the Innovative Energy Market Chief at J.L. Richards & Associates, which is an Ontario-based Engineering, Planning and Architecture firm. She works with colleagues and clients in varied sectors to develop integrated energy projects that deliver economic returns. These projects include net-zero energy and net-zero carbon facilities, solar generation plants, peak demand management, integration of solar and battery energy storage, and deep-green energy retrofits. Joan also provides project management for complex and novel initiatives, and occasionally undertakes deep-dive technical studies. Joan has been a stakeholder and capacity building with numerous initiatives, including being on the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Climate Action Fund.