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Province Appoints New Chair Of The Ontario Energy Board

ONTARIO-The Ontario government has appointed Mark White as the new Chair of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Officials say White has extensive expertise in consumer protection, regulation, change management and oversight.

“I would like to congratulate Mark White on his appointment as the new Chair of the Ontario Energy Board,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Energy and Electrification. “As we build new homes, attract new investments and electrify industry and transportation, the OEB is going to play a crucial role in advancing the government’s policies, including ensuring every family and business have access to clean, affordable and reliable energy.”

White’s appointment comes at a critical time for Ontario’s energy sector and the OEB as the agency implements the recently passed Keeping Energy Costs Down Act, 2024. This legislation was designed to ensure that future OEB decisions reflect and support the priorities of the people of Ontario by requiring the OEB to conduct broader engagements to ensure impacted organizations and sectors have an opportunity to participate in regulatory proceedings.

The government’s Powering Ontario’s Growth Plan will see Ontario expand its energy generation to help promote electrification and job creation while creating new opportunities to export energy to neighbouring markets. Mr. White’s long track record of success, including in his role as Chief Executive Officer of Ontario’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority, will be critical to ensuring that the OEB is nimble and ready to move quickly as our energy sector and economy grows.

“Mark’s recent work with the government to transform the province’s legacy financial regulators into a modern and efficient oversight body serves as an incredible example of what he can deliver at the Ontario Energy Board,” added Minister Lecce. “I also want to thank Glenn O’Farrell for stepping into the role of acting Chair over the last several months.”

The Ontario Energy Board will also be responsible for delivering the key priorities in the Minister’s Letter of Direction and working with the government to implement recommendations from the Electrification and Energy Transition Panel’s (EETP) final report, Ontario’s Clean Energy Opportunity.

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