The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 01, 2015 06:00 ET

The Hon. Sergio Marchi, President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association to Address the ECC

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 1, 2015) - Electricity powers our homes, offices, factories, institutions, and economy. Yet we rarely consider the complex infrastructure underpinning the electricity system. We need to pay closer attention, and we need to do so now. Across Canada, governments have postponed hard decisions and have under-invested in that infrastructure year after year, hoping to get by for a little while longer. They, and regulators alike, worried about the cost of investing and the impact on electricity prices. Of course this is a legitimate concern. However, we must also shift the conversation to the value of electricity. Much of Canada's electricity infrastructure is near the end of its life cycle and must be renewed, replaced, and modernized, requiring a $350 billion investment over the next 20 years. Our country needs reliable electricity to grow and prosper; but not reinvesting also brings with it costs and consequences. Like with everything else, choices must be made for our future. Hear the Honourable Sergio Marchi, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, make the case for this and other challenges facing Canada's electricity industry.

WHO: The Honourable Sergio Marchi, President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association
WHAT: MEDIA ADVISORY - "The Electricity Imperative"
DATE: Monday, June 1st, 2015
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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