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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.

Frank Kallonen

Frank Kallonen

Frank Kallonen is a member of IESO's Stakeholder Advisory Committee, representing the sector of transmitters and distributors.

Frank Kallonen has been President and CEO of the Greater Sudbury Utilities Group of Companies, which includes Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc, Agilis Networks, @Home Energy and Convergen, since 2009.

Mr. Kallonen is well-known for his broad-based understanding of issues currently faced by the Energy and Telecommunications sectors. He began his career as a Powerline Electrician and has held positions in virtually every role in the Electricity Distribution Industry since then. In 2000, Mr. Kallonen served on the IMO Market Commissioning Technical Advisory Team, as well, he led the Greater Sudbury Hydro project to prepare for the Electricity Market Opening.

Appointed VP of Competitive Services in 2004, Mr. Kallonen managed the decoupling process to comply with the Affiliate Relationship Code, and grew GSU's Telecom business from a municipal network to a northeastern Ontario Regional Carrier.

Mr. Kallonen is a founder of "CustomerFirst", a collective of 6 progressive utilities in Ontario collaborating to achieve efficiencies and advocate in their customer's interests. He recently became Chair of the Electricity Distributors Association Northeast District.

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