May 9 – 10, 2011 | St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre | Toronto
Conference highlights:
 •Demand and supply in Ontario: priorities beyond the horizon
 •The OEB’s regulatory framework review – goals and priorities
 •Competitive transmission development
 •Infrastructure renewal under incentive regulation
 •Will Ontario ensure the smart future of the smart grid?
 •Redefining nuclear market
 •Future of LDCs
 •A regional approach to long-term planning of the electricity grid
 •Competitive alternatives for delivering public transmission
 •Can renewables provide affordable electricity?
 •Impact of the proposed federal coal-fired power GHG regulations on power supply
 •Community power initiatives and financing framework
MAY 8, 2012
8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcoming Remarks from Insight Information
9:05 Opening Remarks by the Chair
David J. McFadden, Q.C.
 Chair of Gowlings International
 Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
9:10 welcoming Address
Tim Hudak
 Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader
9:30 Outlook for Demand and Supply in Ontario: Priorities Beyond the Horizon
Amir Shalaby
 Vice President, Power System Planning
 Ontario Power Authority
 •The near term – integrating the supply already contracted and delivering conservation programs
 •Beyond 2015 – nuclear refurbishment and asset management and more prevalent smart grid features, and higher efficiency codes and standards
 •In the longer distance: options and opportunities for efficiency, transformation and consolidation of gains made earlier
10:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:15 Current Regulatory Developments
Ian A. Mondrow
 Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
George Vegh
 Head of Energy Regulation Practice
 McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The panelists will address recent and emerging regulatory decisions and developments impacting the Ontario power sector:
 •The OEB’s regulatory framework review – goals and priorities
 •Competitive transmission development – the transmission development designation process for the East-West tie line
 •Infrastructure renewal under incentive regulation – how to address out of the ordinary course capital expenditure needs
 •The role of price in electricity policy
 •Integrating renewables – status and initiatives
10:45 How Improving Electricity Pricing Can Help Integrate a Changing Supply Mix, Increase Efficiency and Empower Consumers
Bruce Campbell
 Vice-President, Resource Integration
George Vegh
 Head of Energy Regulation Practice
 McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Ontario electricity sector has seen considerable change over the past 10 years and will continue to see transformative changes ahead. Recently members of the Electricity Market Forum put forth recommendations to address emerging issues that impact market activity and the effectiveness of the price signal. The recommendations around integrating the changing supply mix, engaging and empowering the consumer and improving the efficiency of the market will be discussed at this session.
Privacy by Design: Ensuring the Smart Future of the Smart Grid
Dr. Ann Cavoukian
 Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Enthusiasm for the Smart Grid and its many promised benefits has been eroded in less than three years, by growing evidence, skepticism and concerns that the emerging electricity distribution infrastructure will be neither as secure nor privacy-protective as expected. Trust is the fundamental issue. If experience has taught us anything, it is that technologies, business processes, and information architectures that are not engineered early on, with privacy embedded into systems, will often fail to win widespread confidence, support and adoption. “Privacy by Disaster” is a very damaging and costly way to learn this lesson. By applying internationally recognized Privacy by Design principles, we can ensure that privacy is integrated directly into Smart Grid operations in ways that assure long-term accountability, trust, and acceptance, with no loss of functionality or efficiency. Come hear Dr. Cavoukian explain how her vision of Privacy by Design and Privacy by ReDesign can transform today’s Smart Grid privacy challenges into tomorrow’s positive-sum privacy solutions.
12:00 Networking Luncheon
Jim McCarter
 Ontario Auditor General
The Ontario Auditor General will comment on several facets of Ontario’s electricity sector – from renewable energy to regulatory oversight to the monthly debt retirement charge that appears on consumer electricity bills. The address will provide an overview of the Auditor General’s observations and the impact of any significant actions taken to address the issues.
1:45 Redefining Nuclear: What Will Likely Change in the Years Ahead – Building New, Refurbishment? What about the Nuclear Laboratories?
 John Stewart
 Director of Policy and Research
 Canadian Nuclear Association
Jean-François Béland
 Executive Vice President
 AREVA Canada Inc.
 •Paradigm shift: nuclear in the post Fukushima world
 •How nuclear contribute to Ontario long term energy security and economic growth
 •Redefining nuclear market after the privatization of AECL CANDU reactor
Dr. Ala Alizadeh
 Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
 Candu Energy Inc.
 •The successful transition from AECL to Candu Energy and the effects on the Industry
 •The opportunity of new build and life extension projects in Ontario and benefits to the local industry
 •International opportunities for Candu technology in a Post-Fukushima world
Dr. Bob Walker
 President & CEO
 •The New AECL as a standalone Federal Laboratory
 •The role of AECL in supporting Canada’s Tier 1 nuclear status
 •The New AECL value proposition to government, industry, supply chain and academia
3:30 Networking Refreshment Break
3:45 The Future of LDCs – Regionalization, Consolidation or Status Quo?
Brian Bentz
 President and Chief Executive Officer
 •The dynamic landscape – opportunity or threat?
 •Regional Leadership models and scale parameters
 •Business model evolution and the promise of standardized service delivery
Anthony Haines
 President and Chief Executive Officer
 Toronto Hydro Corporation
 •A regional approach to long-term planning of the electricity grid is critical to ensure proper coordination of local generation, transmission, distribution and conservation
 •With the increasing complexity in the electricity industry, LDCs will need to achieve a critical size with necessary resources, competencies, and capabilities in order to meet the challenges of higher performance and service level expectations
 •As players in an asset-intensive industry, LDCs will face increasing challenges with their infrastructure renewal plans
Jim Hogan
 President and Chief Executive Officer
 Entegrus Inc (formerly Chatham-Kent Energy)
 •The significant upward pressure on customers’ bills is negatively impacting the ability to pass on distribution rate increases
 •LDCs will have to plan and operate more regionally to find synergies
 •Collaboration and regional planning between LDCs should lead to consolidation
5:00 Wrapping Up Remarks by the Chair and Conference Adjourns for the Day
MAY 9, 2012 8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Opening Remarks by the Chair
David J. McFadden, Q.C.
 Chair of Gowlings International
 Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
9:15 Is There Room for Competition in the Transmission Sector?
Peter Bettle
 Vice President, Project Development, Transmission
 Brookfield Renewable Power
 •New alternatives for delivering public transmission
 •Preconditions for success – what we’ve learned from other jurisdictions
 •Competition as a tool for promoting innovation in transmission
Robert van Beers
 Senior Director, Power Transmission
 Enbridge Inc.
Independent transmission investment – tales from the trenches:
 •Case history of the first cross-border merchant line in North America
 •Factors confounding development
 •Collaboration between independent and incumbent wires companies
 •Lessons learned
10:15 Networking Coffee Break
10:30 PART ONE
Can Renewables Provide Affordable Electricity?
 David Butters
 Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
Donald Dewees
 Professor of Economics and Law
 Department of Economics, University of Toronto
 •Defining affordable – what do we mean? ◦what sources do we compare to?
 ◦what premium for renewable power?
•Measuring affordable – the value of electricity: ◦seasonal price variation
 ◦diurnal price variation
•The cost of renewables ◦current costs
 ◦future trends
•Do contract terms affect affordability?
Liz Cussans
 Director, Project Development
 TransAlta Corporation
Wind resources are highly varied across Canada, and interconnection and capital costs of construction are highly project dependent. In circumstances where costs are contained and the wind resource is significant, the production of wind energy can be very competitive, providing least-cost power to consumers. A discussion of various projects and lessons learned will delve into this topic further:
 •How variable are wind regimes in known projects?
 •How variable is the wind resource by province?
 •What changes are seen in terms of the capital costs?
11:45 Networking Luncheon
Can Renewables Provide Affordable Electricity?
Paul Norris
 Ontario Waterpower Association
 •Price moderation
 •Flexible, reliable generation as stable, sustained investment
Elisabeth (Lisa) DeMarco
 Norton Rose Canada LLP
The federal coal fired power generation GHG regulations and their impact on the supply mix and cost of power:
 •Overview of the proposed federal coal-fired power GHG regulations
 •Relative impact on power supply in Canada, the provinces, and imports and exports
 •Potential cost implications
2:15 Networking Refreshment Break
2:30 Community Power Initiatives and Financing Framework
Barry Chuddy
 Chief Executive Officer
 Guelph Hydro Inc.
 •Partnerships are the way of the future
 •Having a stake on the supply side means adding to sustainable energy – making your whole utility sustainable – our children and community expect nothing less
 •Community energy initiatives are something all municipalities should be engaged in – LDCs are an “enabler” for the communities they serve
 •Oh yes, and do all of this while keeping the lights on and ensuring safety measures are adhered to by employees, contractors and rate payers
Deborah Doncaster
 Executive Director
 Community Power Fund
 •Overview of the policy and financing framework for Community Power (FIT 2.0 and Start-up, construction and O&M)
 •Role of the Community Energy Partnerships Program in early stage funding
 •Role of community power capital in bridge funding
 •Role of community power groups in engaging Ontario residents in development and ownership
3:45 Closing Remarks by the Chair and Conference Ends
The program will have most direct appeal to:
•Executives of provincial crown corporations, investor-owned utilities and municipal utilities
 •Industrial, commercial and institutional users of electricity
 •Electric and gas utilities stockholders
 •Power aggregators, marketers and brokers
 •Lawyers, advisors and consultants
 •Investors and financial officers
•Independent power generators and service companies executives
 •Regulators and officials from federal, provincial and local government bodies
 •Electrical equipment manufacturers
 •Experts, officials and representatives of interest groups in environment, resources and economic development
Dear Colleague,
I wish to invite you to attend Insight Information’s 11th Annual ONTARIO POWER SUMMIT.

Each year, the Ontario Power Summit provides to you a lively and informative program reviewing the key issues facing the Ontario electricity sector.

Electricity has been very much in the news in Ontario over the past year. In last fall’s provincial election, electricity policy was a significant issue, the first time this has happened in living memory. It is evident that general public is taking a higher level of interest than normal in pricing and other issues relating to the power sector.

This year, the Ontario Power Summit will look at the key business and policy issues currently at the forefront in the Ontario electricity industry. It will cover everything from Ontario’s demand/supply outlook, privacy issues relating to the introduction of the smart grid, the future direction of the distribution sector and current regulatory development to the future pricing of renewable power. For a change of pace, we will have as one of our luncheon key note speakers, Jim McCarter, Ontario’s Auditor General. As you will see when you review the program, we are very fortunate to have an excellent roster of speakers to cover the broad issues facing the electricity sector.

Please join us on May 8 and 9 for the 11th Annual ONTARIO POWER SUMMIT.


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