2023 CCRE Energy Leaders Roundtable Orangeville, Ontario

CCRE Annual Energy Leaders Roundtable, Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville, Ontario. October 25-27, 2023

The Council for Clean and Reliable Energy and its partners welcomed leaders in the energy sector to the 2023 CCRE Energy Leaders Roundtable held in Orangeville, Ontario. The Roundtable built on its 10-year success by delivering several keynote addresses and expert panels introduced by brief presentations at the beginning of each session organized around a variety of timely and important topics.

As a broad and inclusive organization, with a governance and policy mandate, the Council hosted this Roundtable with the theme “Energy Transition: Can we get it done?” focused its keynote addresses and presentations around this topic. Meeting Canada’s climate and environmental targets, addressing energy supply and demand, and maintain a prosperous economic future means we need to get “stuff built”.

The event organizers and participants express their appreciation to Scott Lee, former Chief of the Nawash First Nation for bringing his wisdom on reconciliation, collaboration and partnership to open the Roundtable.

We were pleased to have had the Hon. Todd Smith, Ontario Minister of Energy, Rumina Velshi, former President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Greg Lyle, President, Innovative Research Group, and Marc Brouillette, Principal Consultant, Strategic Policy Economics deliver keynote addresses.

The keynote addresses and presentations included the following sessions:

  • Ontario’s Energy Transition: How to get it done
  • What is the cultural shift needed to affect energy transition: Are we willing to change?
  • Patchworking Canada’s energy transition to accelerate climate decision-making
  • Regional and Inter-Regional Planning for Energy Infrastructure
  • Transitional Challenges: Finance, Supply Chain and Reconciliation
  • The Importance of Getting Stuff Built
  • Regulator’s Perspective on Getting Thinks Done and Canada on the International Stage
  • Fireside Chate: Exploring the possibility of getting it done
  • Politics and the Energy Sector: The politics of collaboration

The Council is a group of volunteers who have an interest in promoting open debate about energy issues. We do not represent a particular interest group and attempt to bring together a broad range of stakeholders who share an interest in promoting good governance and public policy for Canada’s energy sector. The Council remains committed to continuing to facilitate these important conversations and helping to shape the dialogue on energy policy for the benefit of all Canadians.

Glen Wright
Glen Wright, Chair
Council for Clean & Reliable Energy
Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor, Vice Chair
Council for Clean & Reliable Energy
Rod Phillips
Rod Phillips
Roundtable Co-Chair

Welcome Message


Keynote Speakers

Hon Todd Smith
Hon. Todd Smith
Minister of Energy
Government of Ontario
Rumina Velshi
Rumina Velshi
former President and CEO Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Greg Lyle
Greg Lyle
Innovative Research Group
Marc Brouillette
Marc Brouillette
Principal Consultant
Strategic Policy Economics


Thank you to our Speakers and Presenters

As an expression of appreciation to the Roundtable speakers and presenters, the CCRE has donated to the Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail is a hiking trail in southern Ontario, Canada, from the Niagara River to the tip of Tobermory, Ontario. The main trail is more than 890 kilometers long and there are over 400 kilometers of associated side trails.


CCRE Council for Clean & Reliable Energy
Ivey Energy and Policy Management Centre
Bruce Power-Innovation at Work
Innovative Research Group
Power Workers' Union
Hydro One


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