January 24, 2005

First CEO named for Ontario Power Authority

TORONTO, ONT-Jan Carr has been appointed as the first chief executive officer of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the agency set up by the Ontario government to ensure an adequate, long-term supply of electricity in the province. He will oversee the key responsibilities outlined for the OPA, including: assessing the long-term adequacy of electricity resources; forecasting future demand and the potential for conservation and renewable energy; preparing an integrated system plan for conservation, generation, transmission; procuring new supply, transmission and demand management, either by competition or by contract, when necessary; and achieving the targets set by the government for conservation and renewable energy. Formerly vice-chair of the Ontario Energy Board, Carr has more than 30 years of experience working in the electricity sector. He also served previously as managing director of Barker, Dunn and Rossi, a management consulting firm specializing in electricity strategy, finance and policy. Operating independently and as a non-profit corporation licensed by the Ontario Energy Board, the OPA will report to the legislature through the Ministry of Energy.
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