Ontario Energy Association

Ontario Energy Association

February 06, 2006 14:21 ET

Energy Leaders to Discuss Key Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, Science Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ON--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 6, 2006) - The 160-member Ontario Energy Association (OEA) and the Queen's University School of Policy Studies are jointly sponsoring a blue-ribbon Energy Leaders' Roundtable at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on Friday, February 10, 2006. The Roundtable will include keynote addresses from the Hon. Greg Melchin, Alberta Minister of Energy; Patrick Daniel, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.; and Rich Osborne, Group Vice President, Public and Regulatory Policy, Duke Energy.

The Roundtable will be structured around four main panel sessions, featuring industry leaders from each of the following sectors: Oil, Natural Gas and Coal; Renewables, Conservation and Energy Efficiency; Pipelines, Transmission and Energy Infrastructure; and Nuclear Power. Moderators include Senator Hugh Segal and the Hon. Brian Tobin, Senior Business Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP.

"The Roundtable will help provide sound, practical guidance for the road ahead - What are the key issues? Where are the policy and other business-related impediments? What opportunities are available over the long run?" said Shane Pospisil, OEA President and CEO. "In view of the Ontario government's upcoming consultations on the Ontario Power Authority's supply mix recommendations, these discussions will no doubt be timely."

"As follow-up to the Roundtable, our colleagues at the Queen's School of Policy Studies will be developing a report on the Roundtable proceedings and outlining a future policy and research agenda for consideration and discussion among stakeholders," Pospisil added. "It is our intent that these discussions stimulate and contribute to a broader sharing of information, perspectives and best practices across Canada."

For more information on the Roundtable, to register, or for any media enquiries, please call Marlene Tullett at 416-961-2339 ext. 229, or go directly to http://www.energyontario.ca/_public/_events/events.asp

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Contact Information

  • Shane Pospisil, President and CEO, Ontario Energy Association
    Primary Phone: 416-961-2339 ext. 227
    E-mail: spospisil@energyontario.ca