IESO Stakeholder Advisory Committee Application Update

The IESO board of directors selected a representative other than me for the Stakeholder Advisory Committee. A note on my application was presented here.

Many thanks to the dozens of people who I know wrote to the IESO endorsing my nomination.


  1. They should have heeded the words of the Chinese General; “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. Maybe you can create more havoc on the outside looking in then on the inside. Go get em, Tom!

  2. Sorry to hear this Tom. Given some of the background I’m aware of, this is a head-scratcher. It will be interesting to see who they picked.

    Call it sour grapes but it makes me think of Groucho Marx and what he purportedly said in a letter resigning from a club: “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.”

    The IESO is a very comfortable club that very much wants to maintain its comfort. Those that would make others uncomfortable are not welcome.

  3. Astute political observers have long said that each individual who has personally written and submitted such a letter represents 10 of like mind that didn’t. Ergo, the the dozens of people who you know submitted endorsements would represent 10 X that number. This is the more likely number of small volume consumers whose eyes have now been (or will be soon enough) opened at having had their voices publicly marginalized by the IESO’s denial of your application.

  4. Connecting Lourie & Haines from the Summerhill website: “Toronto Hydro has enjoyed a very productive relationship with Summerhill since we launched our mass-market conservation program. They are professional, detail-oriented and have a firm grasp on how to execute consumer-focused programs that deliver results you can measure.”
    Anthony Haines, President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Corporation

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