Principals of DC Interconnect

H. D. Kenneth Epp, P.Eng

  • University of BC, Vancouver BC, Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering Degree, 1963.
Professional Experience:
2002 – present: Co-founder and President
DC Interconnect, Inc.
2000 – 2005: CEO of CBT Energy (CBTE)
Responsible for the development and start up of the power subsidiary of the Columbia Basin Trust (a joint venture partner of the Columbia Power Corporation engaged in power project development and operation).
1997 – 1998: CEO of the Columbia Basin Trust.
Provided direction to the Trust until a permanent CEO was selected.
1989 – 1995: Powerex - Vice President Operations, followed by CEO
(Powerex is the wholly owned energy-marketing subsidiary of BC Hydro)
1964 – 1995: BC Hydro
  • 92-94: Vice President of Production
  • 87-92: Vice President of Resource Management
  • 83-87: Manager Systems Operations and Maintenance
  • 81-83: Lower Mainland Production Manager
  • 69-81: Kamloops Production Superintendent (including Mica Superintendence during commissioning and first six years of commercial operation)
  • 67-69: Prince George Substations Supervisor
  • 66-67: System Protection Supervisor
  • 64-66: System Protection Engineer

Mohamed El-Gasseir, Ph.D.

Academic Background and Professional Associations:
  • Ph.D. in Energy and Resources, University of California at Berkeley (1986)
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, New York (1974)
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (1972)
  • AAAS, ACEEE and IEEE member
  • Published in Science, Public Utilities Fortnightly and Power and Energy Magazine
Professional Experience:
2003 – present: Co-founder and Principal
DC Interconnect, Inc.
1992 – present: Co-founder and Principal, Rumla, Inc.
1988 – 1989: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, Lecturer
1981 – 1991: Independent energy consultant
1978 – 1981: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Energy Program, Research Assistant/Associate
1976 – 1977: U.S. Council on Environmental Quality and National Academy of Sciences Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, Consultant