Energy Council of Canada
Conseil canadien de l’energie
The Energy Council of Canada is the Canadian national member of the World Energy Council, and is made up of representatives from all facets of Canada's energy sector.
The Energy Council of Canada is a vehicle for strategic thinking, networking and action by senior executives in the private and public sectors who have a broad interest in national, continental and global energy issues. The Energy Council seeks to forge a better understanding of energy issues, in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians.
Bringing together decision-makers, policy influencers and energy industry leaders, the Canadian Energy Summit addresses a broad range of issues that touch upon all sectors making up Canada’s energy industry.
In Canada, the role of the energy sector assumes special importance. Canada has a rich endowment of energy resources, which will be important for driving its own economic growth and development, while also being one of its dominant exports to feed an energy hungry world. The Canadian economy is also energy intensive as it is still based on natural resources extraction and transformation and manufacturing. There are enormous changes taking place in the energy sector around the world, in North America and in Canada.
Building upon the success of its past series of regional forums and the 2010 Montreal World Energy Congress, the Energy Council of Canada recently hosted its 2012 Canadian Energy Summit. Conference proceedings are available here.
Canadian Energy Person of the Year 2012 - Thierry Vandal, CEO, Hydro Quebec
The Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award was established by the Energy Council of Canada, supported by the sectoral energy associations of Canada, to recognize and pay tribute to leaders in Canada who have made a significant impact at both the national and international level with respect to energy. The Canadian Energy Person of the Year is nominated for this prestigious annual award based on their remarkable accomplishments in the energy and business or government sectors, as well as the community at large. We were pleased to honour Thierry Vandal, CEO, Hydro Quebec, in Montreal, Quebec on October 10th, 2012.
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