Energy Solutions Development Engineer
Felix appears in the Top 100
Canadian Professionals Magazine
Passionate about making the world a better place, Felix Elugbaju is fighting climate change with innovation and ingenuity at the forefront. An engineer for over a decade, Felix has been responsible for the decarbonization of over 1,000 buildings in Canada. In 2022, he joined Johnson Control in the role of energy solutions development engineer, where he’s focused on developing energy conservation measures from conception to completion. With a client base that includes the federal government and municipalities, provinces, and commercial and industrial customers, the multinational company is committed to industrial processes, machinery, manufacturing and decarbonization.
Focused on providing clean energy solutions to clients, Johnson Control offers small modular reactors and smart grids, solar, wind, biomass, and other distributed energy resources. “We provide clients with smart solutions and resilient alternatives for situations such as demand side management, peak shaving, power outages, and load-displacement capacity during peak demand usage when they just want to reduce their energy consumption,” Felix explains. “We also help them alter their electrical grid so that it can run on itself with distributed energy resources and on island mode with backup generation capabilities that automatically turn on to maintain power.” In helping other companies reduce emissions and, in turn, their carbon footprints, Johnson Control is contributing to the greater good in the fight against climate change.
Prior to joining Johnson Control, Felix was a mechanical and electrical engineer with Roth IAMS. Specializing in engineering development, building condition assessments, decarbonization, sustainability, virtual power plants, energy management, and conservation, he’s spent the last four years focused on smart grids and peak shaving. In 2020, he founded Alphagrid Inc., an energy management company that conducts energy audits and assessments, shallow and deep energy retrofits along with energy benchmarking. “Knowing that the job I do is ultimately for the betterment of the Earth is really what drives me,” he says.
Felix holds a master’s in sustainable energy from Carleton University and a graduate certificate in energy management from Algonquin College. He’s also a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers and a Licensed Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario. He’s a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC), and the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Energy Solutions Development Engineer — Johnson Control