OEA committees and working groups meet throughout the year to engage in a variety of energy sector topics and establish policy positions to present to the Ontario government and energy regulators.
Participating in OEA committees and working groups means being part of the innovation and collaboration behind Ontario’s energy policy development.
Our committees and working groups are voluntary and open to all members who wish to join. Additional committees or working groups may be added as issues arise of interest to the membership.
Develop OEA public policy and advocacy strategies in the areas of CDM, DSM, demand management and conservation generally. Consider the broader CDM and DSM implications between electricity and gas. Identify and pursue strategic alignment and collaboration between member and CDM and DSM approaches. Guide and review the work of the Demand Response Working Group.
Advise the OEA on ideas for the OEA Energy Conference, Speakers Series, Conversations That Matter, Women In Energy, and other ideas for events that may be of interest to OEA members.
Help the OEA’s IT Committee establish priorities, develop public policy and advocacy strategies for IT related issues (cyber security, IT infrastructure, regulatory approaches and incentives towards IT, privacy protection, etc.).
Join the OEA’s Markets Committee and work to develop OEA public policy and advocacy strategies in the areas related to market structure and planning in Ontario. This includes policies related to the IESO’s Market Renewal Initiative.
As a member of the OEA’s Regulatory Committee you will actively take part in considering the broader regulatory implications of electricity and gas regulatory issues, generic proceedings, review decisions, identify regulatory issues and develop public policy and advocacy positions for the OEA related to these.
SPECIAL PURPOSE COMMITTEES
From time to time the OEA will create issue specific special purpose committees to help us develop policies on developing issues.