Canada Member Committee

Energy Council of Canada


The Energy Council of Canada is a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is made up of private sector energy corporations, energy industry associations, Canadian federal and provincial government departments and agencies, and Crown corporations. The Council provides a forum for action, networking and thinking by energy industry leaders from the private and public sectors. The Council aims to forge an understanding of energy issues, while working to shape the energy sector for the benefit of Canadians. It holds public policy forums, various members’ activities and hosts the Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award. The Energy Council of Canada is a founding member of the World Energy Council (1923), and participates in their activities contributing to a global expert knowledge base of energy information.

Chair: Colin Andersen


Colin Andersen is Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), responsible for ensuring a reliable, sustainable, cost-effective supply of electricity for Ontario. He leads the organization in its efforts to coordinate province-wide conservation initiatives, plan the electricity system for the long term and procure clean supply resources. Prior to joining the OPA in 2008, Mr Andersen held a variety of senior financial and policy positions in the Ontario Public Service, including Deputy Minister of Finance, Revenue and Policy; Secretary of Treasury Board; Chair of the Ontario Financing Authority; and Chair of the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation. Mr Andersen has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary. He is Chair of the Energy Council of Canada and a member of the Smart Energy Leaders’ Dialogue of QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow.

Secretary: Graham Campbell