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Conference highlights Ontario electricity sector priorities

April 27th, 2012 by Public Affairs

Photo: Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarterOn April 12th, the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Waterloo, and the Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity hosted a half-day conference in Toronto called Smart Governance for Smart Electricity: Moving Forward from the Auditor General’s Report.

Led in part by Professor Guy Holburn, Director of Energy @Ivey, the conference focused on many issues surrounding the regulation and governance of Ontario’s electricity system.  The conference brought together experts from industry, labour, government and academia to debate policy priorities for Ontario’s electricity sector.

The highlight of the conference was the keynote address delivered by Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter. His presentation explored his recent value for money examination of Ontario’s electricity system and the role the auditor plays within the province.

McCarter cited the importance of government oversight.

“Our role often goes beyond just doing an audit,” he said. “When we get the information out there we are fortunate that we get a bit of attention and it gets noticed on the public agenda.”

McCarter opened the floor for a frank question-and-answer session, tackling a wide range of topics related to his audit.

For more information on Professor Holburn’s work on the Energy sector, please see Energy@Ivey.

Photos: (Above) Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter, (Below) Panelists at Smart Governance for Smart Electricity Conference

Photo: Panelists at Smart Governance for Smart Electricity Conference

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