Paul N. Acchione, M.Eng., P.Eng. [PDF Presentation]
Former Chair, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
Management Consultant at Market Intelligence and Data Analysis Corporation
Clean, affordable and reliable electricity is the foundation of a modern industrial society. Ontario’s current electricity price plans are creating unintended consumer behaviours that are resulting in growing amounts of low emission energy being exported at low prices. They are also beginning to encourage customers to abandon clean electricity for their energy needs and move to cheaper high carbon emitting fossil fuels at a time when governments are trying to reign in carbon emissions.
Come out to hear about a new voluntary electricity price plan that has been designed by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers’ Energy Task Force to improve power system utilization, allow Ontario consumers to access surplus low emission energy at prices closer to the wholesale market price and free up dependable power system capacity to help lower carbon emissions in other sectors that currently rely on high carbon emitting fuels for their energy needs.
The seminar will be of interest to energy and environmental policy makers and analysts, energy system planners, power consumers and producers.
About Paul Acchione
Paul has a B.A.Sc. and M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Paul is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and is a member of ASME, ANS, IEEE and ISA and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Paul has over 44 years of engineering and management experience in the power generation industry. He worked for 31 years with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its predecessor companies. He is now a Management Consultant at Market Intelligence and Data Analysis Corporation and was the 2013-14 President and Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Paul is currently a member of OSPE’s Energy Task Force and CSA’s Advisory Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).
11:20 – 11:30 Registration & networking
11:30 – 12:30 Welcome & presentation during lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Discussion, Q&A
1:30 – 2:00 Networking
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