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Last Updated: 2012-06-29
National Electricity Roundtable
|Legal Name: National Electricity Roundtable|
|Operating Name: National Electricity Roundtable|
148 Park Estates Pl. SE
148 Park Estates Pl. SE
|Telephone: (403) 619-8967|
|Website URL: http://www.NationalElectricityRoundtable.com|
|Area of Responsibility: Management Executive|
|Telephone: (403) 619-8967|
The National Electricity Roundtable (NER) was formed in 1994 to integrate the interests, perspectives and expertise of all parts of the Canadian electric power industry and develop national and international policy positions that reflect the interests of the industry as a whole. The NER serves as a forum that includes electric power utilities, independent power producers, equipment suppliers, equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, construction companies, and several Federal Government Ministries.
The electric power industry confronts a variety of issues in a highly competitive marketplace, both at home and abroad. There is a requirement for Canadian companies to work with each other and with the federal government to engage in a mutual exchange of views and information so as to develop a sustained, successful industry. The NER responds to this requirement.
Federal Ministries are important participants in our organization resulting in NER industry members having regular discussions with the Ministries on national issues impacting the industry.
To create a unique forum for Chief Executives representative of Canada's Electric Power Industry to provide input via a consultative process with Government Ministers on the major policy issues affecting the industry.
Our vision is to achieve a high level of awareness of the common issues affecting Canada's Electric Power Industry (i.e. utilities, independent power producers, equipment suppliers, equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, construction companies, financial institutions and Federal Ministries) in order to maximize opportunities for growth in the Canadian market and achieve effective leveraging of the collective Canadian strength in export markets.
|Country of Ownership:||Canada|
|Primary Industry (NAICS):||813920 - Professional Organizations|
|Primary Business Activity:||Association|
|Number of Employees:||1|
Product / Service / Licensing
The NER carries out two primary roles:
1. Interfacing with the federal government in regard to broad issues that affect the entire electric power industry. The federal government has responsibilities for electric power that embrace such important areas as environmental policy and regulation, innovation, electricity exports and aboriginal and fisheries issues. The NERenables its members to influence policy decisions and alert key federal ministers to national issues impacting the industry.
2. The second role of the NER is to foster the development of technologies that will also increase exports. The NER works closely withfederal government departments in carrying out a jointly agreed strategy forexport development. The NER defends Canada’saccess to international markets through feeding industry views and concerns intothe management of trade policy issues and the conduct of trade negotiations.
How We Operate
The NER is chaired by Denys Turcotte, President and CEO of Voith Hydro Inc, and is managed by Bryan Simonson, President of NER, who works under the policy direction of the Executive Committee. In addition to the above two individuals, the Executive Committee is also composed of senior level representatives from TransCanada Power and Hydro Quebec.
There are two committees that carry the NER work program forward, namely, a Policy Committee and a Technology Committee. The committees pursue topics that are a high priority to the NER members.
There are also two general meetings per year where all NER members are invited. The purposes of these meetings are to:
· Bring members up-to-date on NER activities,
· Report plans and activities of the two NER working committees,
· Provide NER members with the opportunity to hear updates from various federal government departments on topics in the electrical power industry i.e. new and existing programs, new regulations, organizational changes, hot topics for the future, etc.
· Provide presentations on what is happening in various provinces with respect to the electric power industry,
· Provide presentations on high priority topics such as:
o New policies nationally and internationally,
o New innovative technologies,
o New activities or requirements within the industry.
· Network with senior officials from other companies in the Canadian electric power industry,
· Develop contacts within various federal departments.
The NER is a not-for-profit organization that is run as inexpensively and informally as possible with minimal bureaucracy. An important operating principle of the NER is that it cooperates and does not duplicate the efforts of other organizations within the electric power industry.
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Date Modified: 2013-05-22