Ron Monk is Kerr Wood Leidal’s (KWL’s) Energy Specialist.  Ron has over twenty-five years of experience in consulting engineering and with BC Hydro.

Ron’s expertise includes energy planning considering a full range of renewable, fossil fuel and transmission options.  He has conducted feasibility studies for renewable energy projects, district energy systems, hydroelectric projects and power lines.  Ron has significant experience with design and construction of hydro projects ranging from 80 kW to 2,500 MW.

Ron was a key contributor to BC Hydro’s 1995 Integrated Electricity Plan (IEP) and was the Project Manager for the 2004 IEP.  This work included First Nations and Stakeholder Engagement complementing Ron’s extensive experience working with First Nations on energy, water infrastructure and salmon enhancement projects.

Ron held various senior roles at BC Hydro including energy planning, rates and metering strategy, distribution operations, sustainability (including climate change strategy), research and development and strategic planning.  He played a key role in transforming BC Hydro’s strategy to focus on energy efficiency and clean power.

Ron led the development of KWL’s Rapid Hydro Assessment Model (RHAM) and its use in evaluating hydro potential for Canada (British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories), Mexico and Brunei.

Ron leads KWL’s practice in assisting mining companies with power supply evaluations and in obtaining connection to local power utilities.

Ron also leads KWL’s District Energy System practice that includes feasibility, design and construction for high profile projects for utilities, health authorities, universities and municipalities.


  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydraulics and Construction Management, University of British Columbia 1992
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (with Honours), Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, 1987

Awards & Recognition:

  • Consulting Engineers of BC Award of Merit for the Rapid Hydro Assessment Model