Society of Energy Professionals

Society of Energy Professionals

February 26, 2007 11:05 ET

Ontario Power Generation needs more flexibility

Society of Energy Professionals appears before Legislative Committee today at 1:00 PM

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, --(CCNMatthews - Feb. 26, 2007) - Appearing this afternoon before the Standing Committee on Government Agencies, the Society of Energy Professionals representing over 7,000 members working in Ontario's energy sector, called on the Province to give Ontario Power Generation (OPG) the tools and mandate necessary to produce an adequate supply of safe, affordable and reliable energy.

"OPG and its predecessor Ontario Hydro were given the mandate to produce energy to meet the needs of this province. Past governments tried to change how OPG delivered on that mandate and it resulted in confusion and inefficiencies," said Andrew Müller, President of the Society of Energy Professionals. "The current government seems to be moving in the right direction but there is more that they can do to ensure that OPG is able to deliver the energy this province needs today and in the future."

The Society will be testifying today at 1:00 PM in Room 151 in the Main Legislative Building where they will provide a series of recommendations to the Standing Committee designed to show how OPG can ensure that Ontario consumers will have the power necessary to keep this province growing.

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Contact Information

  • Andrew Müller, President, Society of Energy Professionals
    Primary Phone: 416-317-2392
    Secondary Phone: 416-979-2709 ext. 3020
    Toll-Free: 866-288-1788
    E-mail: MullerA@society.on.ca