New chair named to head task force on electricity conservation and supply

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New chair named to head task force on electricity conservation and supply

Ministry of Energy

QUEEN'S PARK, Nov. 6 - Energy Minister Dwight Duncan today announced that Courtney Pratt, President and CEO of Toronto Hydro, will become the new Chair of the Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force. The task force has been asked to provide the government with recommendations on increasing the province's supply of electricity and enhancing conservation and demand management programs. The Minister has asked Mr. Pratt to deliver a report by the end of the year. "Mr. Pratt has a strong blend of utility and private sector experience, which makes him an excellent choice to head this task force," said Duncan. "I look forward to receiving the report and I'm confident its input will help us develop a responsible plan for the future." Pratt was appointed President and CEO of Toronto Hydro in 2001. Prior to that he was President of Hydro One Network Services Inc, a regulated subsidiary of Hydro One Inc. He was also President of Caldwell Partners and Chair and President of Noranda Mines and is a Director of a number of Canadian companies. "I am honoured that the Minister has asked me to chair this group and I look forward to working with Minister Duncan and the other task force members to help address the many challenges facing the province's electricity system," Pratt said. The McGuinty government is committed to taking a responsible approach to ensuring that families, institutions and small and large businesses alike have a safe, reliable and affordable supply of energy to meet their needs in Ontario. Disponible en fran├žais. www.energy.gov.on.caFor further information: Simon Tunstall, Minister's Office, (416) 327-6746