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 keep the model at the state-of-the-art level. The model’s strength relies on the large number of technologies provided by the modeller. Therefore, rigorous detailing of techno-economic parameters is vital.
  • Mathilde has developed expertise in electricity demand, hydrogen options, and synthetic fuels.
  • She also acts as a consultant for projects using the NATEM model. She collaborates 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 (namely Quebec and British Columbia) on the best uses of clean energy to achieve their new ambitious GHG reduction targets.

Mathilde has 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. She took on diversified tasks. 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 from Polytechnique Montréal.