Speeches and Presentations
Terry Young, Interim IESO President and CEO provides opening remarks for the September IESO Stakeholder Engagement Days. Terry discusses the IESO’s focus over the coming months and how stakeholder feedback is key to the IESO’s efforts to ensure system reliability and cost-effectiveness.
September 28, 2020
Terry Young, Vice President, Policy, Engagement and Innovation provides remarks for the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) annual conference. Terry discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on the electricity system, the regional planning process, innovative solutions to meet community needs, and how the IESO continues to connect with communities.
August 20, 2020
Getting Back on Course: Ontario’s energy needs in the post-pandemic world
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, addresses how the sector has responded to COVID-19 impacts on electricity demand, discusses how the IESO will cost-effectively meet Ontario’s adequacy needs, and introduces the IESO’s updated corporate strategy at the August Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting.
August 11, 2020
Terry Young provides opening remarks at the IESO’s June engagement days where he discusses the importance of innovation in the electricity sector and provides an update on the IESO’s work to advance that innovation.
June 24, 2020
With a stable supply situation and capacity needs emerging slowly starting in 2023, Leonard Kula, COO and Vice President, Planning, Acquisition and Operations provided highlights of the Annual Planning Outlook, underscoring the opportunity to work with stakeholders to consider opportunities to enhance future reliability and drive costs down.
February 19, 2020
IESO President and CEO Peter Gregg spoke to the need for a more balanced approach to managing supplier and ratepayer risk in exploring new options to secure capacity that will help address stakeholder concerns, while meeting system needs reliably and cost-effectively.
November 21, 2019
Joe Oliver addresses Ontario Mining Association’s annual Meet the Miners event
Joe Oliver, Chairman of the Board of Directors, spoke to industry leaders at the OMA’s Meet the Miners event, where he addressed the need to maintain affordability in the highly competitive and energy-intensive mining sector.
October 29, 2019
At the OEA’s 2019 conference, President and CEO Peter Gregg outlined the province’s electricity needs over the next 20 years, reinforced the ongoing importance of enabling competition and innovation to enhance reliability and drive down costs, and discussed the IESO’s plan for addressing future capacity shortfalls.
October 7, 2019
Leonard Kula, COO and Vice-President of Planning, Acquisition and Operations, highlighted the latest developments in the IESO’s efforts to harness the value storage can bring to the province’s power system, and eliminate barriers to the participation of these resources in the IESO-administered markets.
October 2, 2019
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, emphasizes the importance of collaboration and cooperation with sector stakeholders as well as international, federal partners, at the 5th annual Executive Cybersecurity Briefing.
September 18, 2019
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke about Ontario’s future marketplace, including potential options for integrating distributed energy resources into the electricity system, progress on market renewal priorities, next steps for conservation, and enabling energy efficiency and storage to compete.
June 17, 2019
At the annual Great Lakes Economic Forum in Cleveland, Ohio, Terry Young, Vice President, Policy, Engagement and Innovation, addressed the growing role of system operators in enabling innovation in support of grid reliability and cost-effectiveness.
May 8, 2019
Barbara Anderson, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services, spoke to conference delegates about building the confidence to achieve their personal and professional goals.
April 16, 2019
Terry Young addresses Electricity Distributors Association
At the Electricity Distributors Association AGM, Terry Young, Vice President, Policy, Engagement and Innovation, was part of a panel discussion on reducing red tape and increasing efficiency in sector.
March 25, 2019
Leonard Kula launches engagement for Transitional Capacity Auction
As part of the IESO’s staged approach to implementing a comprehensive incremental capacity auction, Leonard Kula, COO and Vice-President of Planning, Acquisition and Operations, spoke to the rationale for a transitional capacity auction to help meet the province’s emerging adequacy needs.
March 7, 2019
Peter Gregg presents Energy Manager of the Year Award
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, celebrated the important role of energy managers and presented an Energy Manager of the Year Award to the City of Mississauga’s Daniela Paraschiv.
January 30, 2019
Terry Young addresses the Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference
Terry Young, Vice-President of Policy, Engagement and Innovation, spoke about the IESO’s priorities for the coming year and how the IESO and communities can work together to ensure Ontarians continue to enjoy a strong, reliable and cost-effective electricity system.
January 28, 2019
Peter Gregg addresses Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke about the IESO’s mandate for reliability and affordability, as well as its key areas of focus in 2019.
January 28, 2019
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke about the dramatic transformation of the energy sector and how the IESO is responding.
November 12, 2018
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke to conference delegates about how the IESO is embracing opportunities presented by the rapid transformation of the electricity sector.
September 24, 2018
Peter Gregg delivers keynote address at Energy Storage Canada’s annual conference
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke about the dramatic transformation of the energy sector and how the IESO is using this evolution as an opportunity to look at how it does business, while always keeping foremost the IESO’s commitment to reliability and cost-effectiveness.
September 20, 2018
Terry Young speaks at University of Waterloo Open House
Terry Young, Vice President Policy, Engagement, and Innovation, addressed Department of Engineering and Computer Science on the changing electricity sector, and the need to embrace and manage uncertainty.
September 13, 2018
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, attended the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s 2018 Reliability Technical Conference, and took part in a panel on managing the new grid.
July 31, 2018
Leonard Kula speaks at the NER Technical Conference
Leonard Kula, Vice President, Planning, Acquisition and Operations, spoke to the Non-Emitting Resources Subcommittee Technical Conference attendees about the role of non-emitting resources in the future of Ontario's electricity market.
April 5, 2018
Peter Gregg addresses the Electricity Distributor's Association (EDA) Annual General Meeting
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, talked about sector evolution, how the IESO and LDCs can work together in the months and years ahead, and what to expect from the IESO.
March 26, 2018
Leonard Kula delivers keynote address at the Ontario Power Summit
Leonard Kula, Vice-President, Planning, Acquisition and Operations, and Chief Operating Officer, was the keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Ontario Power Summit. Leonard spoke about the opportunities and challenges in renewing the electricity market in Ontario.
February 28, 2018
Terry Young addresses GridSmartCity Cooperative
Terry Young, Vice-President of Policy, Engagement and Innovation, spoke with the GridSmartCity Cooperative at its strategic planning meeting.
February 6, 2018
Terry Young speaks to the Corporate Real Estate community
Terry Young, Vice-President of Policy, Engagement and Innovation, engaged corporate real estate industry leaders about opportunities in a changing energy environment and what that means for communities and consumers.
January 30, 2018
Terry Young, Vice-President of Policy, Engagement and Innovation, spoke to the Rural Ontario Municipal Association about Ontario’s changing energy landscape and opportunities for municipalities.
January 23, 2018
Peter Gregg addresses Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke about his vision for the IESO and the priorities for the organization in 2018.
January 19, 2018
Peter Gregg addresses the GTA and Central Ontario (Vaughan) Regional Forum
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, talked about Ontario's evolving electricity sector, identifying key changes and exploring what they mean for customers, communities and stakeholders.
December 11, 2017
Read additional Regional Forum keynote addresses from IESO Executives here.
Terry Young delivers morning keynote address at CanSIA Solar Canada Conference
Terry Young, Vice-President, Policy, Engagement and Innovation, talked about the successes of solar and what’s ahead for the industry at the Solar Canada Conference in Toronto.
December 4, 2017
Leonard Kula, Chief Operating Office and Vice-President, Planning, Acquisition and Operations, spoke to APPrO conference delegates about the changes to be made to Ontario’s electricity marketplace through the market renewal project.
November 21, 2017
Peter Gregg addresses APPrO conference
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke to APPrO delegates about laying the foundation for tomorrow's power system, fostering innovation and the importance of effective energy policies informed by engagement.
November 20, 2017
Mike Lyle addresses the Indigenous Community Energy Symposium
Mike Lyle, Vice-President, Planning, Legal, Indigenous Relations and Regulatory Affairs, spoke to symposium delegates about changes in Ontario’s electricity sector, the growth in Indigenous participation, the changing role of the consumer, as well as the evolution of the IESO’s relationship with consumers, communities and industry stakeholders.
October 26, 2017
Leonard Kula addresses Alberta Power Symposium
IESO’s Vice-President, Market and System Operations, Leonard Kula shared lessons learned from integrating renewable energy in Ontario.
September 19, 2017
Peter Gregg addresses Ontario Energy Association
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, spoke about his first few months as the IESO's President and CEO, as well as outlines his near- and longer-term priorities at the OEA conference.
September 25, 2017