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ESA elects IESO president as chair of board


April 2, 2019
By Peter Saunders
File photo from Alectra Utilities

April 2, 2019 – The board of directors for Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has elected Peter Gregg—president and CEO of the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)—as its chair. He succeeds Brian Bentz, who is retiring from the board after serving on it nine years, including three as chair.

“It is a privilege to accept the role as chair of the board for an organization that plays a vital role in public safety,” says Gregg. “I look forward to a productive first year working with board members, management and staff to lay the groundwork for our 2020-2025 strategic direction, as ESA continues to fulfil its vision of an Ontario where people can live, work and play safe from electrical harm.”

Gregg was previously president and CEO of Enersource (now Alectra Utilities) and chief operating officer (COO) of Hydro One Networks. He joined the ESA board five years ago and has served as chair of its audit committee and a member of its human resources (HR) and investment committee.

He also currently sits on the Council of Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations, the member representatives committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the boards of directors for the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and the Ontario Energy Network (OEN).