More about WPred

Our team

WPred was founded by Dr. Christophe Sibuet Watters, an engineer with 20 years of experience in the wind industry sector, and a specialist in numerical modeling of wind turbines and atmospheric flow. He has worked in several R&D institutions, as well as consultant for the wind energy sector.

Thomas-Antoine O'Neill leads software development efforts at WPred. With tons of enterprise software experience under his belt, he teamed up with WPred four years ago to build WPlanif: an innovative calendar web application that helps wind farm maintenance teams schedule their work while taking wind power forecasts into account.

François Bergeron a graduate of Polytechnique Montréal and has been working for WPred since early 2015. He's in charge of our sales efforts but also lends Christophe a hand on the scientific side of things. His physics engineering background with a masters in Renewable Energies made him the perfect candidate to build our solar power prediction solution.

Olivia Beauregard-Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering and started to work with WPred in June 2016. She works as a R&D specialist and is involved in the development of seasonal forecasts and the Nowcasting (near real-time forecast) project.

Frédérick Boulay holds bachelors in both atmospheric sciences from UQAM and geography from Ottawa University where he specialized in climatology. Having a deep understanding of atmospheric workings, Fredérick Boulay is WPred's weather specialist, helping complete and validate it's airport forecasts. Frédérick has been working as a meteorologist for The Weather Network / MétéoMédia where he has acquired a reputation as an outstanding forecaster.

Our academic partners

Aurélien Froger is a french PhD student in Operations Research. He studies both at Angers - Institut de Mathématiques Appliquées and Polytechnique Montréal. He is currently partnering with WPred to bring his domain expertise to bear on the problem of maintenance schedule optimization in wind farms.

Our alumni

Hugo Migneron worked as the main IT developer of our website and software applications between 2012 and 2016. He actively and brillantly contributed to the technological developement of WPred during this period of time.

Jérôme Solis is a graduate of Physics Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. He's always on the lookout for opportunities to share about innovative solutions that help drive the growth of renewable energy in power systems. He joined WPred in 2012 to develop its wind and airport activities in Canada and around the world.

Hugues Normandin was the second member of WPred and its main IT specialist at the time, managing WPred's highly computerized environment. He has more than 10 years experience in the IT field, having worked for foreign educational institutions, and is an expert in the field of IT security.