By Dan Goldberger, President and Chair of the Board of Directors
OSEA is reshaping its strategic approach towards advocating for a sustainable future in Ontario.
In 2019, OSEA held the following events that contributed to building capacity in the energy and sustainability landscape in Ontario:
All of the events held by OSEA proved to be extremely successful and were well-attended. Excellent content was provided by leading speakers in the Ontario political energy landscape, sustainable energy technology, climate change resilience, mitigation and adaptation, green industries jobs, and related fields, including Travis Lusney of Power Advisory LLC, Bonnie Hiltz of Sussex Strategy Group, Dr. Blair Feltmate of the Intact Centre at the University of Waterloo, Rob McMonagle of the City of Toronto’s Green Industry Sector Group, and many others.
OSEA also contributed to a variety of important events including the Ontario Government Budget Lockup, and various conferences with other partners including having a presence at the IESO Energy Symposium for First Nations, and attending the Ontario Energy Association, Energy Storage Canada, APPrO and Energy and Mines conferences, as well as various workshops led by the Ontario Energy Network, breakfasts at Gowlings LLP, SAC Committee Meetings of the IESO, OEB proceedings, among other events discussing important energy transformative issues in Ontario.
In conjunction to hosting GEDO 19 for the 9th annual year, OSEA also continues to participate in the Ontario Energy Board’s various rate filings and consultations on key issues like Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and on the role of the OEB in allowing legitimate intervenors to participate in the overview of energy in our economy (see separate article).
OSEA has an engaged Board of Directors with six highly committed members. In addition to myself as President and Board Chair, serving the community are:
- Mary Sye, Vice Chair
- Dawn Lambe
- Leon Wasser
- Kerry Lakatos-Hayward
- Rizwan Khan
OSEA is supported by an association management company NFP Performance Improvement, which is assisting OSEA in managing a complex transition towards re-staffing the association.
OSEA is on a new path to rejuvenate itself as an effective voice for its membership to the Ontario Energy Board and to the Provincial Government, advancing its key goals.
We welcome the renewal of your support or your new participation in OSEA, to help us grow the voice for sustainable energy in Ontario, and beyond.
Dan Goldberger, Chair of the Board, OSEA