OEA committees and working groups meet throughout the year to engage on a variety of sector topics and establish policy positions to present to government and regulators. Participating in OEA committees and working groups means being part of the innovation and collaboration behind our advocacy. 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.
Develop OEA public policy and advocacy strategies related to provincial environmental policies that affect member companies. This includes policies related to Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and its Cap and Trade program.
To advise the OEA on ideas for the annual Energy Conference, Speakers Series, Conversations That Matter and other new and interesting ideas for events that will be of interest to OEA members.
The IT Committee will help the OEA 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.).
The Markets Committee will help 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.
The committee will consider 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.