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Ontario Power Authority to discuss strategy to build a 350 MW gas-fired generating station in northern York Region

Thursday, February 21st 2008 2:46:55pm

News / Assignment / Energy and Conservation Editors and Reporters

Media technical briefing on the electricity supply to northern York Region

Ontario Power Authority to discuss strategy to build a 350  MW gas-fired generating station in northern York Region by 2011

(Newmarket, Ontario) Dr. Jan Carr, CEO of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), will speak to northern York Region Chambers of Commerce on Tuesday, February 26, 2008.  Dr. Carr will provide background on the process and content that led the OPA to its 2005 recommendations; provide an update on industry’s progress in achieving those recommendations; and describe the upcoming procurement process – the stakeholders, their roles and the critical path.  Members of the OPA project team will also be on hand to provide a comprehensive technical briefing to interested media.


Dr. Jan Carr, CEO, Ontario Power Authority
Amir Shalaby, VP, Power System Planning, Ontario Power Authority
JoAnne Butler, VP, Electricity Resources, Ontario Power Authority
Paul Shervill, VP, Conservation & Sector Development, Ontario Power Authority
Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority
Chambers of Commerce (Newmarket, Georgina, Aurora, King, East Gwillimbury and Bradford/West Gwillimbury)


Glenway Golf and Country Club in the Vandorf Ballroom, 470 Crossland Gate, Newmarket


Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Carr’s presentation: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. technical briefing


Ontario Power Authority presentation and media technical briefing

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Jonathan Laderoute, e|c|o, 416-972-7401, laderoutej(a)huffstrategy.com

In pursuit of its mandate of ensuring an adequate, long-term supply of electricity for Ontario, the Ontario Power Authority creates and implements conservation and demand management programs, ensures adequate investment in new supply infrastructure, performs long-term, electricity system planning, and facilitates the development of a more sustainable competitive electricity system.