SME Steering Committee

The Smart Metering Entity (SME) Steering Committee acts as an advisory panel to the IESO in its role as the SME for Ontario. It is a stakeholder committee that represents the interests of MDM/R service recipients. The SME Committee is made up of representatives from local distribution companies and the IESO in its role as SME.

The SME Steering Committee has the opportunity to:

  • Provide input in the ongoing development of the Terms of Service and the MDM/R manuals and procedures
  • Provide input on the SME’s provision of MDM/R services and adherence to the committed service levels as prescribed in the Terms of Service
  • Consider amendment proposals forwarded by the SME, MDM/R service recipients, or initiated by the SME Steering Committee
  • Participate in the consultations, when requested by the SME on amendments to the MDM/R manuals and procedures

SME Steering Committee meetings are held five to eight times per year. Regular meetings include a one-hour MDM/R operations teleconference that is open to all LDCs in the province. For more information about attending the open session, please contact

2018 Meetings

November 27, 2018

October 3, 2018

June 20, 2018

March 27, 2018


SME Steering Committee currently consists of eight members. Except for the members-at-large and the member representing the SME, members are appointed from among nominations made by MDM/R service recipients or entities eligible to become MDM/R service recipients. Distributor representatives may also be appointed from nominations submitted by the Board of Directors of the Electricity Distributors Association or any successor organization. Five LDC members are the minimum required for a quorum and an SME/IESO representative must attend. Current members are:

Marianne Blasman
LDC Chair
Waterloo North Hydro

Kevin Myers
LDC Co-Chair
Veridian Connections Inc.

Andy Armitage
Thunder Bay Hydro

Tracy Manso
Entegrus Powerlines Inc.

Michel Provost
Hydro Ottawa Limited

Shelley Parker
Alectra Utilities

Warwick Tichbon
Toronto Hydro

Luke Seewald
London Hydro

Danny Relich
Hydro One Networks Inc.

James Murphy