Past Event Archives – OEA SPEAKER SERIES


Thursday, November 4
11:00 am – 12:00 pm



 June 9, 2021



Fireside Chat with Susanna Zagar, CEO and Lynne Anderson, Chief Commissioner at Ontario Energy Board
May 18, 2021


Long Term Energy Planning Framework Symposium

April 7, 2021

Speaker Series Webinar: Opportunities for Hydrogen in Ontario

Webinar | February 4, 2021

Speaker Series Webinar: Integration of Carbon and Energy Markets 

Webinar | January 22, 2021


First Nations Partnership Series – Part 3
Webinar | November 5, 2020

First Nations Partnership Series – Part 2
Webinar | October 28, 2020

Speaker Series: Corporate Power Purchase Agreements
Webinar | October 21, 2020

First Nations Partnership Series – Part 1
Webinar | September 16, 2020

Speaker Series: Economic Recovery from COVID-19: Load Growth and Electricity Prices
Webinar | August 25, 2020

Speaker Series: Challenges Facing Regulators ft. Neil Chatterjee
Webinar | August 11, 2020

Speaker Series: Tackling the Global Adjustment
Webinar | August 6, 2020

Speaker Series: Non-Wires Alternatives ft. Terry Young and Pat Lo, IESO
Webinar | July 21, 2020

Speaker Series: Australia’s Energy Transition ft. Paula Conboy
Toronto | June 26, 2020

Webinar Speaker Series: Electricity Rates – Where Do We Go From Here? [Watch Recording]
Toronto | April 29, 2020


OEA Speaker Series: Cynthia Hansen, Driving Value-Enbridge Gas’ Integration Journey 
Toronto | December 3, 2019

OEA Speaker Series: Mark Poweska, Hydro One’s Journey
Toronto | November 7, 2019

OEA Speaker Series: Perspectives on Change
Toronto | May 23, 2019

OEA Speaker Series: Energy and Innovation 
Toronto February 14, 2019


A Made-in-Ontario Environment Policy ft. Hon. Rod Phillips
Toronto December 11, 2018


Political Change and Policy Priorities in the Energy Sector
Toronto October 30, 2018

Election Panel
Toronto | April 5, 2018

Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Toronto | January 30, 2018


The Future of Energy Storage In Ontario
Toronto | November 28, 2017

Toronto Hydro’s Chris Tyrell, NRStor’s Annette Verschuren, Aird & Berlis’ David Stevens and Power Advisory LLP’s Jason Chee-Aloy, discussed the economic and regulatory challenges and opportunities available for energy storage technologies to provide services in Ontario, including the role of utilities.

Ontario’s Energy Future date
Toronto | March 21, 2017

Ontario’s Minister of Energy outlined out his priorities for the road ahead and the role that energy and electricity policy can play in supporting a dynamic and innovative business climate.

The Creation of Alectra – Canada’s Largest Voluntary Consolidation of Utilities
Toronto | February 28, 2017

Brian Bentz, President & CEO of Alectra discussed the journey that lead to largest Canadian utilities merger of Enersource, PowerStream and Horizon Utilities and the subsequent acquisition of Hydro One Brampton.


Opportunities For Natural Gas In The Lower-Carbon Economy
Toronto | January 25,2017

Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President, Utilities & Power Operations of Enbridge Inc., shed light on the future of natural gas in a lower carbon economy. Attendees learned how gas utilities of the future will focus on conservation, technology optimization and a de-carbonization to help the province address some of its most pressing environmental concerns.



U.S. Perspective on Energy Sector Evolution
Toronto | November 29, 2016

This panel explored the lessons learned from utilities on the leading edge in key U.S. jurisdictions and offer insights to help meet Ontario’s energy challenges. This event featured: Donna Attanasio, Senior Advisor for Energy Law Programs at George Washington University; Carolyn Brouillard, Distributed Energy Resources Regional Manager at ICF International; Gordon Kaiser, Arbitrator and Counsel, Energy Arbitration Chambers, Toronto, Washington. Moderated by: Matt Robison, Senior Manager, ICF International.


Conservation: Let’s Get Serious. Featuring: Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Toronto | January 6, 2016

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Dr. Dianne Saxe discussed her upcoming Energy Conservation Report. Dr. Saxe assesses the quantitative savings achieved by Ontario’s conservation programs; evaluate progress against government targets, review major policy initiatives and identify barriers to better results.


Exploring Alternative Transportation Options in Ontario: Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles
Toronto | April 26, 2016

Dr. Daniel Hoornweg discussed his related research findings and shares how Ontario can save billions of dollars in fuel costs and reduce GHG emissions, by over 100 million tonnes by 2050, if it can tackle unresolved transportation issues and implement solutions that include increased reliance on electric and natural gas powered vehicles.


Climate Change: Unravelling the Complexities of COP21
Toronto | February 18, 2016

Speakers unravelled the complexities of COP21, global initiatives being implemented and what this means for Ontario and the proposed Cap and Trade program.



Behind the Scenes Live Interview with Jim Hinds
Toronto | December 1, 2015

Jim Hinds, Director of Hydro One and Former Chair of the Ontario Power Authority and Independent Electricity System Operator, shared his thoughts on Ontario’s long term energy planning and the incoming challenges he and his fellow directors face at post-IPO, Hydro One.


Ontario’s Low Carbon Future
Toronto | November 5, 2015

The Hon. Glen Murray, The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, discussed how Ontario will build on its actions to fight climate change and help ensure that future generations are left with a healthy and prosperous province.


Reflections on Four Decades in the Energy Industry
Toronto | October 14, 2015

This event featured Tom Mitchell, Former President & CEO of Ontario Power Generation.

Speaker Series with the Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Toronto | May 4, 2015

Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure provided insight on how the government and the private sector can work together to meet pressing and future challenges.


A Postcard from the Future: Hawaiian Electric as a Model for the Future of North America’s Grid
Toronto | March 5, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Industries Executive Vice President and CFO, James Ajello, detailed plans for lowering electric bills, giving customers more service options and nearly tripling the amount of distributed renewable generation; while achieving among North America’s highest levels of renewable energy by 2030.


The Road Ahead: Gaining Momentum from Energy Transformation
Toronto | January 29, 2015

Tom Flaherty, Senior Vice President at PricewaterhouseCoopers, details PwC’s new report, “The Road Ahead: Gaining Momentum From Energy Transformation”.



Behind the Scenes Live Interview with Bruce Campbell
Toronto | December 9, 2014

In this in-depth discussion, Bruce Campbell, President and CEO of the IESO, and David McFadden, International Chair, Partner at Gowlings LLP and Vice Chair of the OEA, explored what is to come under Mr. Campbell’s management of the newly merged IESO.

VOTE 2014: The Strategists Behind Ontario’s Election Campaigns
Toronto | May 5, 2014

As the Ontario election campaign heated up, this session offered perspectives from the key Campaign Advisors behind the Liberal, PC and NDP campaign teams. CTV’s Queen’s Park Reporter Paul Bliss and our panel discuss the latest campaign news. This event featured: Tim Murphy, Liberal Campaign Co-chair; Leslie Noble, PC Campaign Advisor; Brian Topp, NDP Campaign Advisor; and David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data.


LTEP Unplugged: A Behind the Scenes Live Interview with Minister Chiarelli
Toronto | December 3, 2013

Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s Minister of Energy revealed what to expect in the upcoming 2013 Long Term Energy Plan.

Post-Budget Political Panel
Toronto | May 14, 2013

Panellists and pollster discussed post panel politics. This event featured: Bob Lopinski, Principal for Counsel Public Affairs; Marit Stules, National Director, Public Policy and Communications at ACTRA National; Will Stewart, Managing Principal at Navigator; Adam Radwanski, Political Columnist at the Globe and Mail; and David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data.

Energy Forecasting: The Future of Supply & Demand in Ontario
Toronto | April 9, 2013

Amir Shalaby, Vice President of Power System Planning at OPA; Kim Warren, Vice President of Operations at the IESO; and Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director at Power Advisory LLC discussed the reality of where Ontario’s energy sector is now since the 2010 LTEP and where it will be in the future.


Natural Gas Supply – Reshaping The Energy Dialogue
Toronto | November 27, 2012

This event featured: Steve Baker, President of Union Gas; Guy Jarvis, President of Enbridge Gas Distribution; and Paul Bliss, News Reporter/ Anchor for CTV News.

Behind The Scenes Interview With Don Guy
Toronto | November 15, 2012

This session offered a behind the scene interview with Don Guy, a Political Strategist, Pollster, Consultant, Campaign Manager, and former Chief of Staff to Premier Dalton McGuinty.

RRF for Electricity with Rosemarie Leclair
Toronto | November 14, 2012

Rosemaire T. Leclair, Chair and CEO of the Ontario Energy Board presented a renewed regulatory framework for electricity in Ontario.


The Customer and The Bill
Toronto | May 10, 2012
This event featured: Chris Tyrrell, Vice President of Customer Care and Chief Conservation Officer at Toronto Hydro, Michael Sachse, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel at Opower, and Greg Lyle, President of Innovative Research Group.

FIT and the Ontario Budget: What Do They Mean For Ontario’s Energy Sector?
Toronto | April 11, 2012

This event featured Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director of Power Advisory LLC; Penlino Colaiacovo, Managing Director of Morrison Park Advisors; Amir Shalaby, Vice President of Power System Planning at Ontario Power Authority; Will Stewart, Managing Principal at Navigator; and Paul Bliss from CTV News.

Modernizing Canada’s Environmental Regulations
Toronto | March 23, 2012

This event featured Keynote Speaker The Hon. Peter Kent, Environment Minister of Canada. 


The Ratepayer vs. The Taxpayer vs. The Investor
Toronto | December 14, 2011

This event featured Colin Andersen, CEO of Ontario Power Authority; Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System; and Donald Dewees, Professor of the Economics and Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.

Address from Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources Canada
Toronto | November 18, 2011

This event featured the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources of Canada.

Post Election Debrief
Toronto | October 12, 2011

Address from Rosemarie Leclair, Chair and CEO, Ontario Energy Board
Toronto | November 6, 2011

This event featured Rosemaire T. Leclair, Chair and CEO of the Ontario Energy Board.


Address from Rebecca MacDonald, Executive Chair, Just Energy Group
Toronto | April 12, 2011

This event featured Rebecca MacDonald, Executive Chair of Just Energy.

Address from Andrea Horwath, Leader of the NDP Party of Ontario
Toronto | March 22, 2011


Address from David Lindsay, Deputy Minister of Energy
Toronto | December 12, 2010

This event featured David Lindsay, Deputy Minister of Energy.

Address from Tim Hudak, Leader of the PC Party of Ontario
Toronto | October 14, 2010

This event featured Tim Hudak, Ontario’s PC Party Leader.


The Price Isn’t Right: Electricity Pricing in Ontario
Toronto | June 14, 2010

This event featured Donald Dewees, Professor of Economic and Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.