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Electrical Safety Authority Welcomes the Release of Ontario's Clean Energy Opportunity Report

Mississauga, ON (January 19, 2024) – Today, the Ontario Government released Ontario’s Clean Energy Opportunity Report of the Energy and Electrification Transition Panel

“I am thankful to panel members Mr. David Collie, Dr. Monica Gattinger, and Chief Emily Whetung for their leadership and consultative approach in developing this fulsome set of recommendations,” said ESA CEO Josie Erzetic. She added, “ESA is very pleased that the Panel has specifically emphasized the importance of safety. In particular, Recommendation 11 notes the importance of safety regulators and the critical importance to energy planning and deployment of new, clean and safe technologies.” 

The report highlights a number of other important aspects where ESA sees synergies, including building meaningful partnerships with Indigenous communities to build a clean and safe energy economy and providing consumers with high-quality information to maintain confidence in the energy transition.

ESA had the opportunity to participate in the discussions and development of the recommendations. 

ESA looks forward to continued collaboration and partnership within the energy sector, and especially with the Ontario Government, to implement these recommendations. 

About the Electrical Safety Authority

The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA’s) role is to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. As an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario, ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety. ESA works extensively with stakeholders throughout the province on education, training and promotion to foster electrical safety across the province.

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