Q&A: Electricity association CEO on modernizing Canada’s power industry

Canadians tend to take their electricity for granted, except on the rare occasions when a blackout leaves us in the dark. But an aging electrical system, the increasing use of renewable power, and the looming shift to electric vehicles is forcing the industry to spend billions to update. At the forefront of these issues is the Canadian Electricity Association, which represents the widely diverse interests of private and public utilities and power producers. Despite the range of views of its members, there is common ground on many key issues, says CEO Jim Burpee.

 

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