Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS Discovery District
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Paul has been involved with the planning and operation of the Ontario and North American electric system for over 35 years and is currently Chair of MaRS Advanced Energy Centre’s Advisory Board. The Advanced Energy Centre is a ground breaking public-private partnership focused on driving economic growth and sustainable job creation by helping to deploy leading technologies at home and exporting our energy technology and expertise to international markets.

Prior to this, Paul was President and CEO of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator, responsible for directing the reliable operation of the Ontario power system and for administering the competitive electricity market.

While with the IESO, Paul was the founding Chair of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum. The Forum brings together members from the utility sector, industry associations, non-profit organizations public agencies and universities to propose a vision for a smart grid in Ontario and examine the many components that comprise it.

Paul has a BSc in Applied Science from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario