About O.E.N.

Organization Profile

The restructuring of the energy industry in Ontario, first in the natural gas sector, and then in the electricity sector, created an important need for increased communications, dialogue and networking opportunities. The Ontario Energy Network (OEN) was formed for this very purpose. The “OEN” is dedicated to providing networking activities and inter-jurisdictional information for all energy industry segments with a commitment to providing significant strategic networking benefits to all stakeholders.

Our mission is “to provide networking opportunities in support of the leaders of the energy industry in Ontario”.

The following is a brief overview of the purpose, structure and membership benefits of the Ontario Energy Network.

Purpose

  • OEN provides regular networking opportunities for members of the Energy Industry in Ontario, with a particular focus on senior and emerging energy
  • sector leaders;
  • OEN facilitates effective industry communication and increasing benefits for the membership, community, constituents and consumers;
  • OEN operates as an inclusive association, open to all constituents who are materially involved in the Ontario Energy Industry;
  • OEN acts as a window to current energy events, issues and opportunities in Canada and other leading energy jurisdictions; and
  • OEN supports charitable organizations or causes.

The corporation shall be carried on without the purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or other accretions to the corporation shall be used in promoting activities.
The organization is not political and will operate strictly within the legal requirements of the Competitions Act of Canada. Its purpose is not to lessen competition but to improve the overall effectiveness of the energy industry and increase benefits for constituents, community, and consumers.
Ontario Energy Network is structured as a “Not for Profit” association under the Ontario Corporations Act.

Membership Structure

The OEN membership categories are VotingCorporateAffiliateIndividual, and Life members. Employees of Voting, Corporate and Affiliate member organizations in good standing may participate in OEN events at member rates. Full details of member benefits may be found by clicking on the appropriate membership category.

Interested parties may contact John Loucks at john.loucks@ontarioenergynetwork.org.

OEN Board of Directors

  • Peter Gregg – IESO – Chair
  • John Loucks – President and CEO

Directors

  • Max Cananzi, Alectra Utilities
  • Marica Macura, Electricity Distributors Association
  • Brad Bowness, Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Michael Kobzar, Siemens Canada Limited
  • Paul McMullen, S&C Electric Canada
  • Amanda Klein, Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • Special Advisor to the CEO: Gord McBrien

Please note, for full details member benefits, opportunities, fees etc. please contact John Loucks at john.loucks@ontarioenergynetwork.org.