Thomas J. Timmins
Thomas J. Timmins is a senior corporate-commercial lawyer serving clients in power, infrastructure and advanced manufacturing. With more than twenty years' experience in wind, solar and distributed energy resource project development, he is sought out for his intimate knowledge of the power and energy sector contracting and his ability to help get complex, challenging projects across the finish line.
Tom leads Gowling WLG Canada's Energy, Transportation and Mobility Sector Group, is a member of the Toronto office's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council and a member of the Firm's China Executive Leadership Team.
Named as a 'Leading Lawyer' by The Legal 500 Canada and to Who's Who Legal, Tom also serves as a director of Aazhogan Bridge (operator of the international crossing between Fort Frances, Ontario and International Falls, Minnesota), as a member of the Board of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Urban Energy at Metropolitan Toronto University. In 2022, he was appointed to the roster of adjudicators under Annex 309 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. He has previously served as Chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (now CanREA), as co-founder of the West Toronto RailPath, as Chair of the Children's Own Museum and on numerous other public, private and social sector boards and advisory committees.
In the power sector, Tom works frequently with clients involved in generation, distribution, transmission, storage and demand response technologies as well as for utilities, governments, first nations, project developers and regulators active across the sector. More recently, Tom and his team have been brought in to act on the development of contract tools in the rapidly evolving DER, EV, BTM generation and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry verticals. Tom and his team have also been deeply engaged in Canada's rollout of AMI 2.0 technologies and, in numerous projects, on the negotiation of highly complex SaaS contracts for a wide array of services.
Tom appears regularly in international news media regarding renewable power technology and climate change 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.