Thomas J. Timmins
Thomas J. Timmins is a corporate lawyer based in Canada and focused primarily on renewables, DER’s, energy storage, and demand response technologies.
He typically supports project developers, investors, component manufacturers, utilities, and government agencies managing complex project contracts and project delivery challenges. With more than 20 years of experience in renewable energy project development, including in connection with projects across the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia, Tom is sought after for his intimate knowledge of the sector and his ability to help get projects across the finish line.
He is particularly valued for his ability to combine technical legal skills and project contracting experience with a deep understanding of the rapidly-changing commercial and public policy realities of the sector, as well as for a profoundly practical, common-sense approach to getting large projects done.
In his corporate-commercial practice, Tom serves as principal counsel to leading energy project developers, turbine, battery and panel suppliers, investors, financiers, and governmental agencies around the world. More recently, he has been heavily engaged in the development of corporate PPA’s, power-to-x initiatives, peak-shaving, BTM battery and on-site generation projects, EV charging infrastructure, and successful hydrogen and renewable fuel ventures.
He has served twice as chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (now CanREA), and presently serves as a member of the Energy Committee of the Toronto Board of Trade, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson University, and as a member of the Board of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation.
He is a regular speaker and law school lecturer (Infrastructure, P3’s and Project Finance), appears regularly in international news media, and has been quoted in such leading news sources as the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, World Journal, BNN, and Canadian Business.
Tom leads Gowling WLG Canada's Energy Sector Group, while also serving as a member of the firm’s China Executive Leadership Team, as chief representative for Gowling WLG Canada in Beijing. He is also a member of the Toronto office's Diversity & Inclusion Council, and sits on the firm’s External Management Committee.