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About RFS Energy

RFS Energy gets things done. Rooted in years of on-the ground implementation experience in every province across Canada, our team works to support local and national GHG emissions reduction efforts by pushing innovative research, concepts and plans into the market. 


“We find ways to connect the dots (people) - Building relationships across Canada to connect innovative researchers /concepts with target driven organizations”

 
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Team Core Competencies 

  • Collaboration & coordination 

  • Responsive

  • Engaged

  • Committed to our clients

  • Strategic conversations

  • Thinking that is outside of the box

  • Dedicated 

 

Consulting Services & Areas of Expertise

Research Data and Insights 

  • Desktop Research - Literature Reviews, Gap Analysis

  • Market Research - Survey Design, Data Analytics & Trend Identification

Advisory Services, Program Design & Management

  • Design Services - Pilots & Demonstration Projects

  • Project Management - Work Plan Schedule Development, Risk Mitigation Strategies & Evaluation Frameworks 

  • Advisory Services - Subject Matter Experts in Clean Transportation, Energy Efficiency & Remote Work

  • Procurement Support Services

Dissemination of 

Information & Engagement

  • Education & Training

  • Facilitation & Engagement 

  • Marketing Strategies

  • Policy Development

 

The Team

 
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Rebecca Fiissel Schaefer

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Rebecca Fiissel Schaefer has over 20 years of experience in energy management with a depth of knowledge in research, design and delivery of climate change policies and plans coast-to-coast.

Trusted by government and utilities across the provinces, Rebecca has a reputation of ensuring deliverables exceed expectations through collaborative teamwork and partnerships, strategic stakeholder engagement and transparent high-quality client management.

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Laura Gareau Sanchez

Vice President & Co-Founder

Laura Gareau has 15+ years of experience in energy management with a depth of knowledge of implementation and execution of energy efficiency programs.

Laura has a strong track record of leading teams to successfully deliver province wide energy efficiency programs - meeting program targets on-time and on-budget across Canada.

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Christina Pidlaski

Senior Consultant

Christina has been a Senior Consultant at RFS Energy since 2020.  She is passionate about the Canadian energy landscape and enjoys working on diverse projects aligned with meeting climate action targets. At RFS, she contributes to project planning documents, process flows, data analysis, and technical writing.  
She completed a BA in Linguistics at the University of Alberta, an MBA at University of Calgary specializing in Energy Management and Sustainable Development, and also holds the Project Management Professional designation.

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Justus Knutson

Project Coordinator

Justus Knutson is a project coordinator for RFS Energy. She joined the team September of 2021 through an internship opportunity to gain a stronger background in administrative tasks skills applicable to her future career. 


Her ability to be a quick study and hard worker has supported the team in areas such as proposals, website development, data analysis, slide deck presentations & onboarding development.