Sacha Fontaine, P.Eng.

Principal Industry Consultant, Energy & Utilities 

Sacha Fontaine, P.Eng.

Principal Industry Consultant, Energy & Utilities

Industry Focus

Energy • Utilities • Renewables


Asset Analytics • Energy Forecasting • Procurement Integrity • Utilitywide Analytics • Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure • Distributed Energy Resources • Electricity Market • Department of Energy Grants • ESG Net Zero Strategies

Thought Leadership

Sacha's Bio

Sacha works with utilities and SAS data scientists to apply analytics to the issues facing utilities. One aspect of his work involves bringing together the experience of utilities, the guidance and funding of the Department of Energy, the research strength of academia and the analytics expertise of SAS to address some of the grid’s toughest problems, such as low grid inertia.

Prior to joining SAS, Sacha spent more than 20 years with utilities working with such industry giants as Duke Energy, GE, Deloitte, Siemens and Hydro Quebec on the infrastructure for electric vehicles and renewables, IoT for utilities, and advanced distribution management system (ADMS) projects.

Sacha received a BS in Engineering from McGill University. He is also a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Quebec, and is a senior IEEE member.

"I’ve worked my entire career in the utility industry applying technology and analytics to improve grid reliability and customer visibility, and to ease the shift to green energy. My team helps clients extract valuable decision points from their existing data, and we give them the tools to continue on the path to empowering their employees to make confident, data-driven decisions. I take pleasure in seeing clients realize the ease and speed in which they can turn data into decisions." Sacha Fontaine, P.Eng. Principal Utility Consultant, Power & Utilities Innovation US-Based