Delegates from across Ontario gathered in Toronto on March 26& 27, 2017 for the EDA Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This year’s theme was “The Power to Connect” and focused on the evolving nature of the energy sector in Ontario and Canada.  The event was an opportunity to conduct important association business, hear from industry professionals and network with colleagues from across the sector.

Below are highlights from this year’s AGM.

Annual General Meeting 2017 Presenters

We are thankful to our Annual General Meeting 2017 presenters, who shared their valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of the electricity distribution sector.

Dr. Dianne Saxe
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Dan McGillivray
Research & Innovation, Ryerson University
Michael Angemeer
President & CEO, Veridian Corporation
Ysni Semsedini
CEO, Festival Hydro Inc.
Chris White
President & CEO, Erie Thames Powerlines Corp.
Brian Bentz
President & CEO, Alectra Inc.
Max Cananzi
President, Alectra Utilities Corp.
Peter Gregg
President & CEO, IESO
Rosemarie Leclair
Chair & CEO, Ontario Energy Board
Brad Lavigne
Founder, Forward Public Affairs
Bob Lopinski
Principal, Councel Public Affairs
Will Stewart
Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.
Honourable Glen Murray
Minister of Environment & Climate Change
MPP Bob Delaney
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy


2017 AGM Presentations

  1.  Convergence of CDM and Climate Change: What is a Successful Plan Forward for LDCs?   – Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
  2. The Alectra Journey – Brian Bentz, President & CEO, Alectera Inc.; Peter Gregg, President, Alectra Energy Solutions; Max Cananzi, President, Alectra Utilities Corp.
  3. Trends in Energy Innovation – Dan McGillivray, Research & Innovation, Ryerson University