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 smartmeteringentity@ieso.ca.

Meetings

November 6, 2019

September 11, 2019

June 19, 2019

March 27, 2019

January 23, 2019

 

Membership

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:

Kevin Myers
LDC Chair
Veridian Connections Inc.

Andy Armitage
LDC Co-Chair
Thunder Bay Hydro

Marianne Blasman
Waterloo North Hydro

Michel Provost
Hydro Ottawa Limited

Shelley Parker
Alectra Utilities          

Warwick Tichbon
Toronto Hydro

Luke Seewald
London Hydro          

John Dunne
Hydro One Networks Inc.

James Murphy
IESO Lead