Mathilde K. Bourque, M.Sc., MEng

Energy System Modeller (Lead Canada-USA)

Mathilde K. Bourque is an energy system modeller at ESMIA.

  • She is responsible for updating and maintaining the NATEM model by researching existing and emerging technologies in the energy sector, to ensure the model remains at the state-of-the art level. 
  • Mathilde has developed expertise in the areas of electricity demand, hydrogen technologies, commercial and residential heating,  and synthetic fuels. She ensures that the model represents market developments in these areas through rigorous detailing of techno-economic attributes for technologies and characterization of other market considerations.
  • She also acts as a consultant for projects using the NATEM model. She works in partnership with clients from urban, provincial, or federal institutions to build scenarios to analyze climate mitigation policies or deep-decarbonization effects on all sectors.
  • She advises provincial governments  on the best uses of clean energy technologies to achieve their ambitious GHG reduction targets.

Mathilde previously worked at GIRO, a world-leader in optimizing public transport. In the three years she spent at the company, she quickly became recognized as a rail expert and took on a wide range of responsibilities. She led multiple live demonstrations of the software to the board of major international transport operators. She was part of expert teams that provided algorithm calibration workshops to clients. Finally in software development, she played the role of product owner for rail related functionalities.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering both from Polytechnique Montreal.