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The  Energy  Council  of  Canada  is  a  vehicle  for  strategic  thinking,  collaboration  and  action  by  senior energy executives in the private and public sectors with an interest in national, continental and global energy issues. The Energy Council’s mission is to forge a better understanding of energy issues in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians. Energy corporations, energy industry associations, Canadian federal and provincial government departments and agencies, academic organizations, professional services firms, as well as Crown corporations are members of the Council. Their energy interests cover all forms of energy. The Energy Council holds public policy forums, various member activities, and hosts the annual Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award. The Energy Council is a founding member of the World Energy Council (1923). We represent Canada and coordinate participation in WEC activities, contributing to development of information and policy perspectives, global expert knowledge, energy information and policy perspective.

Join us for Toronto Regional Event Energy Infrastructure: Issues, Opportunities and Implications
March 7-8, 2016: Allstream Center Toronto


Five sessions on the following day will address:

  • Energy infrastructure issues, recent developments, and upcoming infrastructure decisions.  The essential, but often overlooked, role of energy infrastructure in ensuring competitiveness, access to markets.
  • Municipal Perspectives - Role of energy infrastructure in ensuring safe and reliable energy at reasonable energy costs, meeting the energy needs of remote communities;
  • Provincial Perspectives - Form and function of new energy infrastructure as a consequence of new energy technologies, energy storage, and real-time energy management, competitiveness, access to markets
  • National Perspectives - Climate impacts on existing and new energy infrastructure, building in resiliency, Insurance, competitiveness, access to markets. Ingredients needed to finance energy projects?
  • Experiences and Insights from COP-21, what the outcomes mean for Canada’s energy sector, key elements in earning public acceptance for major energy projects.

Thank you for joining us for 2016 Canadian Energy Industry Update and Insights: February 2nd The Westin, Ottawa
The 2016 Updates and Insights event will focus on: energy supply, transportation and transmission, energy storage, human resources, and issues related thereto. The program will open with an introduction to the Energy Council of Canada and the highlights on the recent reports issued by the World Energy Council.  Two sessions during the afternoon will provide updates and insights from the leading executives of Canada’s major energy associations, starting with the oil and gas sector, followed by the electricity sector.   The impacts of the outcomes from the COP 21 conference will be discussed during an open session.  Mr. Michael Cleland, the 2015 recipient of the Energy Council’s Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award, will wrap up the discussions and provide personal insights on emerging Canadian energy issues in the year ahead.
Full Program

2016 - Canadian Energy Person of the Year: Nominations Process Now Open! 
contact Krystal Underhill for more information. 

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Energy | World Energy Council (WEC)

The World Energy Council is the foremost multi-energy organization in the world today. Its mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all. Established in 1923, the World Energy Council is the leading global representative body of the energy industry with 3,000 member organizations in more than 90 countries, including most of the largest energy producing and energy consuming countries. The organization covers all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro and renewables. The Energy Council of Canada is a founding member of the World Energy Council.

The WEC’s 2014 North America Region Energy Forum will take place this June in Calgary. Graham Campbell from Energy Council of Canada, the WEC national committee who’s organizing the event, tells us what’s in store for participants.


Marie-José Nadeau has taken the helm as the first woman chair in the WEC’s 90-year history. She talks about her vision, the 2013 Congress, and the path towards Istanbul 2016.


World Energy Council issues official statement ahead of 22nd World Energy Congress


WEC report highlights the critical issues affecting the global and regional energy sector


Up to date WEC News and Media HERE