A conference on Governance & Regulation in the Electricity Sector was held June 4, 2010. The final policy report is now available. Read the report. For more information about the conference see News Archives, News from 2010.
Final Report: Guidelines for Governance of the Electricity Sector in Canada
The Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity, The Richard Ivey School of Business and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy are pleased to issue the final report, "Guidelines for Governance of the Electricity Sector in Canada". The report contains a series of detailed recommendations on areas for policy reform in the governance of regulatory agencies and boards, and of Crown corporations. Implementing the reforms should improve the performance of Crown corporations in the electricity sector as well as the business climate for private investment in new power generation, distribution and transmission assets.
The report stems from a combination of academic research on electricity sector governance in Canada and abroad, and an assessment of governance best practices; and from discussions among industry leaders and experts at a conference on governance held in Toronto on June 4, 2010, organized by the three institutions. Approximately 100 leaders from the electricity industry, government, labour unions, the financial sector, consumer advocates, NGOs and other stakeholder organizations participated in debate and discussion on electricity governance. Conference participants voted through an internet survey on policy reform priorities. For 80% of the policy recommendations in this report, a majority of respondents indicated that each was of High Importance, demonstrating a strong consensus for implementing governance reforms.
Chairman, Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity
Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
University of Waterloo