IESO Stakeholder Advisory Committee New Small Consumer Representative

As discussed in the posting “Whither Ontario Small Volume Electricity Consumers“, I applied for a position on the IESO Stakeholder Advisory Committee representing small volume power consumers. The successful candidate was Steven Hall.

I have invited Mr. Hall to present guest postings on this site addressing any subject he thinks relevant to his role on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee or power rates in general.

Here is Mr. Hall’s bio:

Steven Hall (representing Consumers) is the Director of Real Property Asset Management at the Region of Peel where he is responsible for Real Estate, Construction, Facilities Management and Energy & Environment Services. As Director of RPAM, Steven provides strategic and long-term facility asset management planning for the Regional Municipality of Peel. One of the areas of responsibility for Steven is the development and implementation of the Regional Energy and Environment Management Strategy. His commitment to conservation and energy efficiency has helped the Region of Peel realize energy savings and cost recoveries of approximately $52M while contributing to a culture of conservation throughout the Region. Fittingly, Steven was awarded the certificate of “╦ťOutstanding Leadership in Sustainable Energy Practices’ by the Ontario Ministry of Energy. Under his direction, the Region of Peel achieved the Gold Award Certification in energy excellence by 360 Energy Inc. and the National Energy Foundation. On several occasions, Steven has been the guest of the Chinese government, including speaking at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai as well as a published author in the World Expo publication. Mr. Hall has been involved with the United Way of Peel Region for the past twenty years with his most current role as a Campaign Cabinet Member. Steven was recently awarded the “╦ťCivic Award of Recognition’ for his twenty plus years of commitment to volunteerism in the community.


  1. It is a concern that a representative of the MUSH (municipal, university, schools and hospitals) sector was selected for a position as a consumer representative.
    While we all hope that public officials will advocate for the public, the key drivers of electricity rate increases, and government deficits, indicates that is not the case.

    Of equal concern, at first glance, is the composition of the OPA’s newly established Stakeholder Advisory Committee:
    17 morticians may have been more appropriate to fill those positions.

  2. Why not truly have someone who represents small consumers, someone who’s only vested interest is having to continue to pay for junk generation and other dumb government decisions? Appointing people who are industry folks just perpetuates the problem that the sector has – the people advising government are in conflicts of interest because they are just pushing their junk, get-rich-quick schemes on to the backs of ratepayers. I mean having a sound knowledge of the electricity sector doesn’t seem to be all that important – look at who the minister is after all. The OPA SAC is full of hacks who’ll just push their own agendas and figure out more ways that the OPA was transfer ratepayer money to them.

    • Agree. Small consumers SHOULD be represented and represented well. The representation they currently get in most/all other parts of the process is quite lacking.

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