Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Ms. Stéphanie Nour is a senior energy efficiency (EE) expert with over 20 years of experience in various energy efficiency related sectors, including the development and operation of ESCOs, projects development and implementation under the ESCO approach, development of Demand-Side Management (DSM) programs, development of building codes and energy efficiency standards for various appliances, structuring of innovative financing mechanisms for the implementation of EE projects, the design and evaluation of energy efficiency programs, market assessment, development and review of Measurement and Verification (M&V) plans and the development of capacity building and training programs in all energy efficiency topics. She has advised national and local governments, and the leading International Finance Institutions (IFI) such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations (UNDP, UNEP, UNDESA) and with bilateral development organizations such as the German Development Bank (KfW), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
Ms Nour has also assisted several important electric utilities including CELESC (Brazil), CEMIG (Brazil), DÉMÁSZ/EDF (Hungary), Electricity of Portugal (EDP), HEP (Croatia), Hydro-Québec (Canada), Petrobras (Brazil), UTE (Uruguay), and the Société Tunisienne de l’Électricité et du Gaz (STEG) in developing EE and DSM programs, often under an ESCO concept.
Her international experience has led her to work in more than 25 countries including most in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has deep knowledge of the energy sector in the Caribbean where she has worked on many consultancy assignments over the past 15 years.
Prior to joining Econoler, Ms. Nour also worked at Hydro-Québec, the electricity utility of the province of Québec (Canada) as a commercialization engineer, supporting at the technical level the team promoting energy conservation programs.
Ms. Nour is a professional engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University, Canada. She is fluent in French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.