About Ontario Energy Network

Organization Profile

The restructuring of the energy industry in Ontario over the past decade, first in the natural gas sector, and then in the electricity sector created an important need to advance an environment to facilitate increased communications, dialogue and networking opportunities.
The Ontario Energy Network (OEN) was formed for this very purpose.
The “OEN” is dedicated to providing networking activities and inter-jurisdictional information for all energy industry segments with a dedication to providing significant strategic networking benefits to all stakeholders.

Our mission "to provide networking opportunities in support of the leaders of the energy industry in Ontario".

This document provides a brief overview of the purpose, membership structure & membership benefits of the Ontario Energy Network.

PURPOSE:

  • To provide regular networking opportunities for members of the Energy Industry in Ontario, with a particular focus on senior and emerging energy sector leaders;
  • To facilitate effective industry communication and increasing benefits for the membership, community, constituents and consumers;
  • Operate as an inclusive association, open to all constituents who are materially involved in the Ontario Energy Industry;
  • Act as a window to current energy events, issues and opportunities in Canada and other leading energy jurisdictions; and
  • To develop and maintain a fund or funds and to apply income therefrom, from time to time, to charitable organizations or causes.

The corporation shall be carried on without the purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or other accretions to the corporation shall be used in promoting activities.
The organization is apolitical and will operate strictly within the legal requirements of the Competitions Act of Canada. Its purpose is not to lessen competition but to improve the overall effectiveness of the energy industry and increase benefits for constituents, community, and consumers.
Ontario Energy Network is structured as a "Not for Profit" association under the Ontario Corporations Act.

Membership Structure:

The OEN membership categories are Voting, Corporate, Affiliate, Individual, and Life members. Employees of Voting, Corporate and Affiliate member organizations in good standing may participate in OEN events at member rates. Full details of member benefits may be found by clicking on the appropriate membership category.

For Membership Application: Membership Application Request


<empty> Principal (Founding) Membership:

  • Principal Membership is open to all constituents who are materially involved in the Ontario Energy Industry. Principal Member organizations shall be entitled to one Directorship on the OEN Board. The Director shall be nominated by their Founding Member organization.
  • This category provides an unprecedented opportunity for organizations materially involved in the Ontario energy industry.
  • The Board manages the affairs of the organization and may at their discretion nominate officers and additional Board Members, to represent other stakeholders from the membership.
  • The OEN Board of Directors will consist of approximately 10 Members. Each will contribute a one time Principal Member fee. Thereafter Principal member (annual fee) will be the same as the Corporate Membership category.
  • Principal Membership shall be by invitation of the OEN Board.
  • The OEN Board of Directors, Officers and their respective organizations may be found at the end of this section.

<empty> Corporate Membership:

  • Corporate Membership will be open to all constituents who are materially involved in the Ontario Energy Industry. The annual Corporate Membership fee covers all employees in the Corporation.
  • All employees of the Corporate Member are eligible to join the "OEN" by filling in the necessary membership information on the "OEN" web site under "Corporate Membership".

<empty> Life Membership:

  • The OEN Board of Directors may for time to time nominate or accept nominations from the membership at large for a Life Members.
    This would be appropriate in situations were appreciation of the individuals dedication and contributions to the energy industry in Ontario warrant significant acknowledgement.

<empty> Affiliate Membership:

  • Affiliate Membership may be available to Clubs or Groups which can demonstrate a material interest and involvement in the Ontario Energy Industry.
  • Affiliate Member organizations must represent diverse segments of the energy industry within their own membership base.
  • Affiliate Membership status requires a predetermined number of Member Companies as set out by the OEN Board.
  • Invitation by the OEN Board and a commitment to Principal Member status and associated obligations are prerequisites.

<empty> Individual Membership:

  • Individual Membership will be open to all constituents who are materially involved in the Ontario Energy Industry. This category has been established specifically to accommodate small organizations.
  • Individuals are eligible to join the "OEN" by filling in the appropriate membership information on the "OEN" web site under "Individual Membership". Membership benefits listed apply to members in good standing.
  • Individual Membership is restricted to small organizations with fewer than 5 employees and / or less than $ 1 million in revenues.

<empty> Retiree Members:

Retired Members of Founding, Corporate, Affiliate or Individual Members, in good standing with the Ontario Energy Network or retired executives for the energy industry my be eligible to receive a complimentary “Retiree Membership” status. Membership registration may be made by filling out the "Retiree Membership" application form online at the "OEN" web site. The only restriction in this category is that the individual not be gainfully employed.

Interested parties may contact John Loucks at john.loucks@ontarioenergynetwork.org.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Grant Buchanan,
Chair
S & C Electric Ltd.
John Loucks
President and CEO
 
DIRECTORS
Max Cananzi,
Alectra Utilities
Conrad Sheppard Toronto Hydro Corporation
Brad Bowness Hydro One Networks Inc.
Ted Gruetzner, Ontario Power Generation
Marica Macura, Electricity Distributors Association
Michael Kobzar, Siemens Canada Limited
 
Gord McBrien,
Special Advisor to the CEO
G. R. McBrien & Associates

Please note, for full details member benefits, opportunities, fees etc. please contact John Loucks at john.loucks@ontarioenergynetwork.org.

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