Darlene is Vice-President of Planning at Hydro One. In this role Darlene creates value for Hydro One and its customers through the development of investment plans and strategies for the ongoing safe, reliable and affordable operation of the transmission and distribution businesses. Hydro One delivers electricity to 1.3 million homes, businesses, industries and LDCs across the province of Ontario. Hydro One owns and operates a 30,000 km high-voltage transmission network and a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system including 280 transmission stations and over 1000 distribution stations.
With 29 years of experience at Ontario Hydro and Hydro One, Darlene has gained extensive experience and provided leadership in a diverse range of Operational and Strategic roles. She is a Licensed Power Equipment Electrician and completed a Bachelor of Art in Science and Technology at York University. Darlene believes in keeping an eye to the future, practical solutions and the development of people and teams. She is a member of IESO's Stakeholder Advisory Committee, representing the sector of distributors and transmitters.