Ontario Energy Sector Leadership Forum 2019
MAY 16, 2019
OSEA and Willms & Shier LLP held the Ontario Energy Sector Leadership Forum on May 16, 2019 in Toronto.
The objective of the well-attended event was to invite leading energy sector associations to hear the latest on energy developments in particular, electricity Market Renewal and OEB efforts at modernization were shared. Also discussed were Provincial Government priorities in the electricity sector, with unique insights shared from Power Advisory LLC and Sussex Strategy Corp.
Julie Abouchar, Moderator, Willms & Shier LLP & Dan Goldberger, OSEA
Setting the Table—Issues to Consider: Overview of where energy and renewable energy in Ontario & Opportunities:
Speaker: Travis Lusney, Power Advisory, LLC
a. Ontario’s Generation Mix / Supply, from “surplus today” to “post Pickering” in 2023 and LTEP out to 2030 and beyond in drive to reduce emissions;
b. Efforts to increase Electrification of Buildings and Transport
c. Transmission: Reliability and forecasted investment; role of adjacent wholesale markets e.g. NYISO, Interties, & IESO Market Renewal
d. Future Role of LDCs in the world of growing DERs (LDC consolidation)
e. Opportunities in Northern Ontario and in First Nations – Bio-economy? Removing Diesel Generation? Extension of Grid and Pipe?
Mr. Lusney's presentation is available here.
Roundtable Open Discussion:
Speaker: Bonnie Hiltz, VP, Energy & Environment, SUSSEX Strategy Group
Provincial Energy Policy Post Provincial Budget:
Where is the PC Ontario Government on Energy & Environmental Policy Going?
Review of History since Provincial Election in June 2018;
Ms Hiltz's presentation is available here.
What can Energy & Environmental Associations in Ontario do to advance the growth of renewable energy, DSM/CDM activity, increase industrial and commercial competitiveness, advance innovation of DERs, and improve the efficiency and sustainability of the energy and urban landscape.
OSEA thanks the leadership of Willms & Shier LLP and for all those organizations that attended the event.