Energy policy is at a pivotal moment.
In Ontario, the energy sector has changed considerably since government released its last Long-Term Energy Plan in 2017. Innovation has created new opportunities for sustainability, affordability, and reliability. Meanwhile, governments and system planners are updating how they plan for and procure supply within the province.
Looking ahead, as Ontario emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to confront climate change, our energy sector is ripe with made-in-Ontario solutions that are a win-win for both the environment and the economy.
Forward thinking and collaboration across regions and sectors will be necessary to pave a path forward.
With that in mind, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) oversees a permanent Energy Policy Council composed of leading industry experts with a mandate to inform our policy and advocacy efforts.
The Energy Policy Council:
- Meets regularly throughout the year.
- Assesses government action and informs the OCC’s advocacy on energy issues.
- Engages in meetings and working sessions with political and bureaucratic staff, as well as sector experts.
- Develops and refines the OCC’s energy policy narrative through letters, submissions, policy briefs, and media activity.
This initiative is supported with insights and technical expertise from Sussex Strategy Group’s Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment Practice.
- Anishnawbe Business Professional Association
- ArcelorMittal Dofasco
- Bruce Power
- Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
- Capital Power
- Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force
- Electricity Distributors Association
- Grasshopper Solar
- Hydro One
- *Independent Electricity System Operator (observer)
- Leamington Chamber of Commerce
- Mississauga Board of Trade
- Ontario Power Generation
- Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
- Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce
- *Sussex Strategy Group (co-chair)
- Toronto Region Board of Trade
- Waste Connections of Canada
For more information on how to join the Council, please contact Claudia Dessanti, Senior Manager of Policy, Ontario Chamber of Commerce.