Energy [X] Change

Stakeholders are playing a crucial role in the OEB’s modernization efforts. The transformation that we are undertaking starts and ends with public trust. We are committed to transparency and accountability and promise to listen, truly hear and take action.

The OEB’s path to modernization includes developing a new and purposeful approach to stakeholder engagement. As we renew and expand upon our commitment to this improved engagement, we established the OEB Energy [X] Change in June 2021. Members will serve as key contributors to our future planning discussions and prioritization processes. This committee will be an integral part of the OEB's

Stakeholders are playing a crucial role in the OEB’s modernization efforts. The transformation that we are undertaking starts and ends with public trust. We are committed to transparency and accountability and promise to listen, truly hear and take action.

The OEB’s path to modernization includes developing a new and purposeful approach to stakeholder engagement. As we renew and expand upon our commitment to this improved engagement, we established the OEB Energy [X] Change in June 2021. Members will serve as key contributors to our future planning discussions and prioritization processes. This committee will be an integral part of the OEB's planning and an important vehicle for allowing us to leverage advice, input and feedback from executive stakeholders as the OEB continues on its journey towards modernization.

This step forward also aligns with our approach to implementing and operationalizing the OEB Stakeholder Engagement Framework. In the OEB’s Top Quartile Regulator Report, the research points to the primacy of deep and effective two-way communication with regulated entities, other stakeholders, and the public. Top tier regulators ensure that stakeholders are involved in the establishment of policy priorities, that the regulator’s thinking on policy issues is clearly explained, that performance goals are clearly articulated, and that results are transparent.

  • OEB Announces Energy [X] Change Members

    After inviting nominations from the sector to establish this committee, 15 members were selected from among the outstanding, highly qualified executive candidates in Ontario’s diverse range of rate-regulated utilities, non-utility providers, academia and consumer representatives:

    • Jenny Alfandary
      Co-Chair, Energy [X] Change
      President & CEO, Westario Power Inc.
    • Brian Bentz
      President & CEO, Alectra
    • John Sherin
      President, Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts
    • Peter Basso
      Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Demand Renewables
    • Teresa Sarkesian
      President & CEO, Electricity Distributors Association
    • Michele Harradence
      SVP & President, Gas Distribution & Storage, Enbridge Gas Inc.
    • Justin Rangooni
      Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada
    • Susannah Robinson
      CEO, EPCOR Electricity Distribution Ontario
    • Mark Poweska
      President & CEO, Hydro One Network Inc.
    • Jennifer Tidmarsh
      President Transmission, NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC
    • Rocco Rossi
      President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
    • Vince Brescia
      President & CEO, Ontario Energy Association
    • Derek Lim Soo
      CEO, Peak Power Inc.
    • Jeff Parnell|
      President, Power Workers’ Union
    • Dr. Monica Gattinger
      Professor University of Ottawa – Positive Energy

    *List updated as of April 21, 2022

  • OEB Announces Energy [X] Change Objectives and Terms of Reference

    The objectives of the Energy [X] Change are to leverage advice, input and feedback from members on corporate priorities including strategic planning, business planning and budgeting, prioritizing regulatory policy development, identifying emerging trends and other initiatives of interest. In addition, it will support a number of advisory mechanisms available to help inform the OEB’s thinking as it continues on its modernization journey.


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