Creative Energy

Running continuously since 1968, Creative Energy provides reliable, efficient and low cost heat energy to our 210+ downtown Vancouver customers.

With more than 200 years of collective experience in operating and maintaining distribution 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 and growth, including strategy development, structuring, capital sourcing, and governance oversight. He has held senior leadership positions in leading companies across Canada, including Infrastructure Ontario, Borealis Infrastructure and Enwave Energy Corporate, where he increased the company’s EBITDA by 25 times over five years. Krishnan holds a Master of Commerce degree from Calcutta University.

Kieran McConnell, P.Eng., LEED AP® – Vice President, Projects and Engineering – Kieran McConnell has over 15 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 Bachelor 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 Central Heat as their Utility Distribution Manager in 2010, and was a key member of the team through its re-branding and re-envisioning to Creative Energy. Lori now serves as Director of Operations, over-seeing the distribution network. Lori brings 30 years of progressive experience to her role, including Chief Engineer of a steam plant where it had provided her with a broader perspective of the impacts of the plant through to the distribution system.