The Energy Council of Canada’s Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award proudly recognizes and pays tribute to a Canadian energy leader who has made a significant impact at the national and international levels with the energy sector.  The award recognizes the recipient’s remarkable accomplishments in the business and government sectors and in the community at large. Their forward thinking and innovative spirit enable these leaders to advance the Canadian energy sector and Canada’s role in the world energy market.  Fifteen Canadian energy leaders have received this award since 2001

 The Energy Council of Canada is very pleased to announce Mr. Michael Cleland as the 2015 recipient.  Mr. Cleland has served as a senior executive with the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Electricity Association, and recently as the Nexen Executive in Residence at the Canada West Foundation. 

 This year’s award will profile Mr. Cleland’s achievements under four themes:  executive leadership in the public and private sectors, including serving as President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association; strategic development of Canada’s energy resources, including formation of the Energy Dialogue Group to encourage the establishment of a national energy framework for Canada; advancing energy sustainability, championing an approach based on the integration of energy systems and emphasizing efficient energy end-use; and, supporting organizations in the community and the energy sector. 

Key Speakers

• Marie-José Nadeau, Chair, World Energy Council

• Al Monaco, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.

• Charlie Fischer, Past CEPY Recipient, former President and CEO, Nexen Energy

• Mike Harcourt, Chair, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow, Co-Nominator

• Michael Cleland, 2015 CEPY Recipient

• Peter Nijssen, Doctors Without Borders (recipient of charitable donation associated with the CEPY award)

The Energy Council of Canada’s Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award proudly recognises and pays tribute to a Canadian energy leader who has made a significant impact at the national and international levels with the energy sector.  The award recognises the recipient’s remarkable accomplishments in the business and government sectors and in the community at large. Their forward thinking and innovative spirit enable these leaders to advance the Canadian energy sector and Canada’s role in the world energy market.  Fifteen Canadian energy leaders have received this award since 2001.

The Energy Council of Canada is very pleased to announce Mr. Michael Cleland as the 2015 recipient.  Michael has had a profound impact on the Canadian energy industry and its related sectors with regard to energy security, equity and sustainability. This year’s award will profile Mr. Cleland’s achievements under four themes: executive leadership in the public and private sectors, including serving as President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association; strategic development of Canada’s energy resources, including formation of the Energy Dialogue Group to encourage the establishment of a national energy framework for Canada; advancing energy sustainability, championing an approach based on the integration of energy systems and emphasizing efficient energy end-use; and, supporting organizations in the community and the energy sector.