Marie Pied, MSc., MEng

Energy System Modeller (Lead Canada-USA)

Marie Pied is a Lead Energy System Modeller with ESMIA.

  • She participated in the development of the North American TIMES Energy Model (NATEM), an economy-wide energy system optimisation model, with significant contribution in terms of data work, energy system design and model calibration.
  • Marie leads the modelling and analysis of deep decarbonization and net-zero scenarios for Canada, USA and Mexico in several projects for high profile organisations in Canada and North America. 
  • She has developed and maintains a visualization tool to communicate key modelling results and trends to clients and other stakeholders.  
  • She participates in consultations to advise decision makers of federal and provincial governments using modelling results.

Marie is committed to work for a more sustainable world in her professional and personal life. She has worked on several projects involving the modelling of net-zero scenarios for North America such as: the Canadian Energy Outlookwith net-zeros scenarios for Canada for Natural Resources Canada, the PARIS REINFORCE project with deep decarbonization scenarios for USA, Canada, and Mexico to support a global policy analysis, or an analysis of the federal Liberal Party’s climate platform to identify the gaps to achieve the federal targets.

Marie’s career projects include working for CanmetENERGY, a department of Natural Resources Canada, on a project to estimate greenhouse gas emissions intensity of marginal electricity in Canada.

She studied engineering at ENSTA Paris, a prestigious engineering school in France, and has completed, through a double diploma agreement, a research Master’s at Polytechnique Montréal. Her Master thesis was about opportunities for space-heaters and water-heaters to be used in electricity load management programs.