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Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee provides appointed stakeholder representatives with the opportunity to present advice and recommendations on market development, conservation and planning decisions directly to the IESO's Board of Directors and Leadership Team. Members represent consumers, generators, distributors/transmitters, related businesses/services and Ontario communities. Stakeholders are encouraged to contact their SAC representative to provide input on issues that affect them.

Brian Bentz

Brian Bentz

Brian is the President and CEO of Alectra Inc., the largest municipally-owned utility in Canada.

 

Alectra Inc., through its regulated utility, Alectra Utilities Corporation, provides power and related services to more than one million electricity customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area and Central Ontario. Alectra Inc. also provides innovative energy solutions to consumers through several unregulated subsidiaries including Alectra Energy Solutions and Services Inc.

 

Brian played a major role in the creation and growth of Alectra, which involved  a  multi-utility merger, and the acquisition of another utility, under the company’s strategic growth strategy. His expertise in utility consolidations was also demonstrated through several mergers and acquisitions in his previous role as the President and CEO of PowerStream.

 

Brian has assumed an active leadership role within the energy industry. He currently serves as Chair of both the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of Cordelio Power. He also serves on the Board of the Ontario Energy Association (OEA).

 

Brian has been recognized on several occasions for his industry leadership. In 2017, he was presented with the LDC ‘Leader Award’ from the MEARIE Group and was a co-winner of the OEA ‘Leader of the Year’ Award in 2016. In previous years, he received the ‘Chair’s Citation’ from the EDA, the Electricity Human Resources Canada ‘Leader of the Year’ Award, the ‘Game Changer’ Award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), as well as recognition as a ‘Clean50’ and ‘Clean16’ Champion for leadership in sustainability advancement.

 

Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brian is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant. He holds an MBA (McMaster), an honourary Bachelor of Applied Arts degree (Georgian College) and a Certified Engineering Technologist designation (Electrical/Electronics).