Nameer Rahman is an energy and technical policy specialist with over a decade of experience gained in Ontario and Alberta.
He comes to the Ontario Energy Association (OEA) from the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), where he helped develop outcomes-based regulatory models and risk frameworks. Through this role he managed large-scale sectoral consultations, successfully landed legislative and regulatory changes related to data collection and administrative penalty policies and directed econometric research into the drivers of regulatory non-compliance. In addition, Nameer developed Ontario's core policy position for a national agreement on labour mobility and directly negotiated through a multi-ministry team. He currently sits on the Standards Council of Canada's Hydrogen Codes and Standards working group to support the creation of the hydrogen economy.
Before joining the TSSA, Nameer served as a Senior Advisor with the Strategic Policy unit of Ontario’s Ministry of Energy. At the Ministry of Energy, he worked on diverse policy files, including Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), long-term strategic infrastructure development, regional energy procurement policies and other complex and challenging issues. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist with two utilities in Ontario, leading the end-to-end change management to implement the Feed-in-Tariff program, and supported multiple regulatory initiatives such as the OEB’s Customer Service rules, Cost of Service applications, as well as a mergers & acquisition project.
Nameer started his career at the Alberta Legislative Assembly where he developed policy on a wide range of energy and environmental issues including climate change, the green economy, and oil and gas royalty frameworks. Nameer has an MA in Political Science (International Relations concentration) from the University of Windsor.
Nameer is a trivia nerd and enjoys a good cuppa cha!