Creative Energy

Running continuously since 1968, Creative Energy provides reliable, efficient and low cost heat energy to our 220+ downtown Vancouver customers.

With more than 200 years of collective experience in operating and maintaining district energy systems, our team works closely with customers to ensure the efficiency and reliability. Creative Energy assembles exceptional teams to deliver world class systems, engaging in innovative partnerships to manage risks and benefits, provide cost certainty and enhance growth opportunities.

Krishnan Iyer – President and CEO – Krishnan Iyer is an experienced district energy and infrastructure executive with over 20 years of management expertise in leading teams and executing organizational change for growth.  Prior to joining Creative Energy in 2018, he was the Executive Vice President, Lending and Chief Financial Officer at Infrastructure Ontario. He previously served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Borealis Infrastructure, which owns and manages major infrastructure assets in North America and Europe. From 1998 to 2013, Krishnan was part of a core team that was instrumental in expanding the footprint of district energy in Toronto through various senior roles with Enwave Energy Corporation,  including as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Company Operations.

Kieran McConnell, P.Eng., LEED AP – Vice President, Projects and Engineering – Kieran McConnell has over 20 years of engineering experience in district energy, power generation, industrial water and energy management. Acting as an advisor to utility developers across North America, Kieran played a key role in the development of the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility, including the feasibility, design, construction, operations and expansion of the system. Kieran holds a Bachelors of Engineering from McGill University.

Diego Mandelbaum, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, Development – Diego Mandelbaum is an experienced mechanical engineer specializing in district energy, electrification and low-carbon energy systems across industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. At Creative Energy, he leads the company’s growth and network expansion with a focus on technical excellence, client relationships and collaborative execution.  He previously served as a managing principal for Stantec, an international engineering, architecture, and consulting company.

Lori Parker, PE – Director, Operations – Lori Parker joined Creative Energy(Central Heat) in 2010, initially overseeing the distribution and service team while developing and building customer relationships. Now as the Director of Operations, Lori utilizes 35 years of experience striving for operational excellence. A combined resume of experience in operations, middle and senior management, lend themselves to a unique level of oversight, vision and efficiency in overseeing Creative Energy’s operations and the overall delivery of energy to our customers.