Patrick Burke

National Director, Power

Patrick is an energy professional, bringing over 16 years of experience working with global organizations on the transition to clean energy.
Based
Vancouver, Canada
Languages
English and Spanish

Working on the clean energy transition my entire career, I am encouraged to see more people actively joining us in this important work.

As the Director for Ausenco’s power and electricity sector, Patrick leads a multi-disciplinary team of technical experts to support decarbonization and the development of clean energy generation. His team provides environmental and engineering support for utility-scale clean energy generation facilities, such as wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric energy, battery storage and pumped hydro facilities. He also works on transmission infrastructure, green hydrogen production and critical minerals mining. Patrick is a results-oriented leader, with an analytical background, who understands how to develop power projects.

Patrick has been providing consulting services to renewable energy developers and operators since 2008. He specializes in regulatory advising, environmental and social impact assessment, risk assessment, operational compliance, due diligence and project feasibility planning. Successfully leading clients through complex and evolving regulatory regimes across North America, he has worked on over 50 renewable energy developments, contributing to over 1.6 gigawatts of installed capacity. Currently, Patrick focuses on supporting developers who are active in Canada and Latin America.

Patrick is a scientist with academic training in anthropology, ecology and atmospheric science. He has a bachelor of arts from the College of William and Mary in the United States, a master of science from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and a graduate certificate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the US. He is a registered professional biologist in British Columbia, Canada.

Country experience:

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Canada
  • Peru
  • United States