Phil McKay is senior director, operations at the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, where he leads the Operations Caucus, with committees on health and safety, workforce development, grid integration, site operations, and construction and decommissioning. He also spearheads CanREA’s data-analysis and cyber-security efforts. He was in a similar role at the Canada Wind Energy Association for four years, where he formalized operation and maintenance best practices for the industry. Prior to this, Phil worked as an engineer at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada and in automotive thermodynamics. He holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Windsor, specializing in the group dynamics of commercial-scale wind turbines.