Paul Holt, PE

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Paul is the Vice President Engineering & Operations, District Energy at Corix Utilities Inc. CUI designs, builds, finances, owns and operates low carbon thermal energy systems across Canada and the US.
CUI specializes in green field developments and championing low carbon district energy solutions for communities, municipalities and university campuses. Recently Paul oversaw the transition of Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the 'UniverCity' Residential neighborhood to low carbon via the construction of a 13.5MW Biomass facility and associated district energy systems (~$39m). The new facility came online in October 2020 and has since reduced SFU's and UniverCity's annual CO2e emissions by over 80%.

Previously Paul was the Director, Engineering and Utilities for the University of British Columbia (UBC) and oversaw UBC's steam to hot water conversion project (~$95m). Paul provided strategic direction to the department and managed UBC’s commodities, operations & maintenance budgets and capital renewal programs for the delivery of high-voltage electricity, district energy (steam and hot water), natural gas and water system services (potable, sanitary and storm).

Prior to immigration to Canada, Paul was the Senior Engineer at a large cogeneration power station in the south of England with RWENpower. Paul is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in BC and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the UK.​​​​