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Strategic Advisory Committee Public Meeting: A Pragmatic Path Forward

August 3, 2023

The IESO held the second public Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting of the year, welcoming communities and stakeholders from across the sector to provide input on the ongoing opportunities and challenges currently facing Ontario’s electricity system.

Introductory remarks were provided by the newly appointed Chair of the IESO’s Board of Directors, Bill Sheffield, underscoring the need for a pragmatic approach to planning and decarbonizing Ontario’s electricity system. This was followed by a keynote address from the Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Energy, who outlined the unprecedented amount of work ahead for the electricity sector to support Ontario’s future growth and expanded upon the government’s recent Powering Ontario’s Growth report.

Some items up for discussion included the urgency of procuring and building new energy projects, the need to maximize existing resources while integrating new ones and the growing need to actively and meaningfully engage Ontario’s municipalities and Indigenous communities.

The IESO would like to thank everyone in attendance for their input and all the members of SAC for their continued leadership and strategic advice.

A full video of the meeting can be found on YouTube.

More information about the Strategic Advisory Committee can be found on the IESO's website.

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