Fortis Inc., in partnership with the Canadian Electricity Association, is pleased to host The Fortis Energy Exchange, a North American Energy Leadership Forum.

This executive thought leadership forum has been developed to foster dialogue on the most important issues facing our sector.

The Fortis Energy Exchange will provide you with access to some of North America’s most senior leaders in the electricity and gas sector. Industry associations, investor-owned utilities, crown utilities and regulators are expected to attend.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Salon B, C & D, Sheraton Hotel
115 Cavendish Square, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

This event is by invitation only.

For additional information, or questions about The Fortis Energy Exchange, please contact us at


11:30 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. Official Opening & Lunch Begins
Gary J. Smith, Host & Emcee
EVP, Eastern Canadian & Caribbean Operations, Fortis Inc.
12:30 p.m. Welcome
Barry Perry, President and CEO
Fortis Inc.
12:40 p.m. Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Jocelyn Perry, President and CEO, Newfoundland Power Inc.
12:45 p.m. Keynote Address: Clean Power for North America
Premier Dwight Ball
1:25 p.m. Thank-you to Keynote Speaker
Scott Thon, President and CEO, AltaLink
Chair, Canadian Electricity Association Board of Directors
1:30 p.m. Integrated Resource Management: A Diversification Strategy to reduce overall coal generation capacity at Tucson Electric Power [view David Hutchens's presentation ]
David Hutchens, President and CEO, UNS Energy
2:00 p.m. Technology, Cyber Security and Risk to the Grid: A discussion on the resilience and security of North America’s electric power system [view Janet Sena's presentation ]
Janet Sena, Senior Vice President and Director of Policy and External Affairs, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
2:30 p.m. Transmission: The Driving Force Behind Cross-Jurisdictional Energy Transportation (Including the Lake Erie Connector Project) [view Linda Blair's presentation ]
Linda Blair, President and CEO, ITC Holdings
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Stakeholder Relations: A focus on the importance of community and stakeholder engagement in successful project development (Highlights from the Wataynikaneyap Project in Ontario and Woodfibre LNG in British Columbia) [view Scott Hawkes' presentation ] [view Doug Stout's presentation ]
Scott Hawkes, President and CEO, FortisOntario
Doug Stout, Vice President, Market Development and External Relations, FortisBC
3:45 p.m. Energy Security in North America: a discussion on the reliable supply of environmentally friendly energy services to customers at a reasonable price [view Kelvin Shepherd's presentation ]
Kelvin Shepherd, President and CEO, Manitoba Hydro
4:15 p.m. Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) & Edison Electrical Institute (EEI): Visions for the Sector [view Lawrence Jones' presentation ]
Sergio Marchi, President and CEO, CEA
Lawrence Jones, Vice President, International Programs, EEI
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Gary J. Smith
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