oneGRID is a nimble, experienced energy transmission solutions provider helping cities and communities meet their clean energy commitments.

oneGRID is a dynamic team of energy transmission project professionals with the experience and network to connect renewable energy producers to consumers and consumers to their clean energy future.

We build capacity for renewable energy generation with transmission projects that target congestion and strengthen grid reliability. Our team has completed several projects with a record of responsible development that respects local communities and minimizes environmental impact.

If you'd like to talk to us about a prospective project, please reach out.

We help:

  • Regions plan and establish the renewable energy infrastructure they need to increase local self-reliance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Governments of smart cities and states deliver on clean energy (and air quality) commitments and increase resilience in an era of urban densification.
  • Institutional system operators and local distributors reduce electric congestion and tap into new sources of energy like hydroelectric, wind and other renewables. 
  • World class engineering partners identify and accelerate the right transmission projects.

Projects

Currently delivering
clean air to NYC.

Empire State Connector

Upstate NY NYC

Submarine/Underground HVDC

High-Voltage Direct Current ("HVDC") interconnection from Upstate New York to New York City

Rating

1,000 MW

Length

265 miles / 426 km

In service

2022

Cost

$1.5 billion

Update

Open Solicitation Underway

Champlain-Hudson Power Express

Montreal NYC

Submarine/Underground HVDC

HVDC interconnection from Montreal to New York City linking Hydro Quebec's system to NY-ISO's system. Route will be primarily underwater through lake Champlain and the Hudson River. In 2010, TDI was acquired by the Blackstone Group.

Rating

1,000 MW

Length

336 miles / 540 km

In service

2022

Cost

$2.2 billion

Sponsored by

Blackstone Group

Lake Erie Connector

Ontario PJM Network

Submarine/Underground HVDC

HVDC interconnection from Ontario to Pennsylvania linking Ontario IESO's system to PJM's system. Route will be primarily underwater through Lake Erie. In 2014, the project was acquired by ITC Holdings Corp.

Rating

1,000 MW

Length

73 miles / 117 km

In service

2022

Cost

$1.0 billion

Sponsored by

ITC Holdings Corp.

Pacifico HVDC Link

Peru Chile

Overhead HVDC

HVDC interconnection from the Montalvo substation in Peru to the Encuentro substation in Chile. The route will be above ground following existing road infrastructure in order to minimize environmental impacts.

Rating

1,000 MW

Length

435 miles / 700 km

In service

2022

Cost

$2.0 billion

Update

Under development

Ventus Energy

Canada

Wind

Founded in 2004 by John Douglas, Ventus Energy became Canada's leading developer of wind energy generation projects (25 projects). Investors included Blackrock AGF and Goodenergies. Ventus built the first wind farm in Canada to export wind energy into the United States. In 2007, Ventus was acquired by Suez S.A. (now known as Engie).

Rating

25 wind projects - 2,000 MW

Acquired by

Engie

Opportunities

Please reach out to discuss:
  • Partnering on projects
  • Investing in projects
  • Commercializing engineering ideas

info@onegridcorp.com

Team Experience

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John Douglas, CPA, CA, CBV

Co-founder, CEO - oneGRID Corp.
  • Co-founder, Chairman - Pacifico HVDC Link Inc. (2014 - Present)
  • Co-founder, CEO - Lake Erie Power Corp (2012 – Present)
  • Founder, President and CEO - Transmission Developers Inc (Underwater HVDC from Montreal to New York City. Acquired by Blackstone in 2010) (2008 – 2010)
  • Founder, President and CEO - Ventus Energy Inc. (Wind developer. Acquired by GDF-SUEZ in 2007) (2004 – 2007)
  • Co-Head of Investment Banking, Sr. VP and Director - Canaccord Genuity Corp. (2001)
  • Head of Corporate Finance and Director - Sprott Securities Ltd. Member of Executive and Risk Committees.
  • Participated in management buyout of founder in 2000. (1996 – 2001)
  • Corporate Finance Group, Price Waterhouse Toronto (1993 – 1996)
  • Chartered Accountant, Ernst & Young (1985 – 1993)
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Zohrab Mawani, P.Geo

Co-founder, President - oneGRID Corp.
  • Co-founder, President - Lake Erie Power Corp (2012 – Present)
  • Co-founder - Africa Energy Development Corp (2013 – Present)
  • CEO - Caldera Geothermal (2011 – 2013)
  • Director, Business Development - Samsung Renewable Energy (2009 – 2011)
  • Manager, Business Development - GDF-SUEZ (2007 – 2009)
  • Manager, Business Development - Ventus Energy Inc. (2004 – 2007)
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Kuo-Bao Tong, P.Eng

Co-founder, Vice President - oneGRID Corp.
  • Co-founder, Vice-President – Pacifico HVDC Link Inc. (2014 – Present)
  • Co-founder, Vice-President - Lake Erie Power Corp. (2012 – Present)
  • Senior Project Manager - Riverbank Power Corp. (2008 – 2013)