Does Ontario need a new integrated energy system planning regime?
Smart policy, well-designed regulation and efficient market operations are critical for Ontario to successfully achieve its goals of electrification and decarbonization while simultaneously supporting economic prosperity.
The Ivey Business School's Energy Policy and Management Centre and Stikeman Elliott are pleased to present their second breakfast series panel on policy and regulatory issues in Ontario's electricity sector. Engage with academics, industry practitioners and government in high-level discussion related to Ontario's electricity market design and performance, electricity pricing, decarbonization and electrification.
This panel discussion will explore whether Ontario needs a new integrated energy system planning regime to address new challenges and manage a successful transition to a clean, highly electrified economy. Among the issues that the panelists will explore are:
- Challenges posed by new technologies, distributed energy resources and the imperatives of increased electrification and the clean energy transition
- Ontario’s current energy system planning regime and potential gaps and deficiencies
- Potential solutions for enhancing Ontario’s energy system planning: redefining agency/participant roles, creation of new agency(ies), etc.
- Adam Fremeth, Associate Professor of Business, Economics, and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School
- Malini Giridhar, Vice President, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at Enbridge Gas
- Amanda Klein, Executive Vice President at Toronto Hydro
- Len Kula, Former COO at the IESO
7:45am - Registration
8:15am - Panel Discussion
8:55am - Audience Q&A and Discussion