Energy Task Force

Ontario’s economic well-being is linked to the reliability and cost-effectiveness of our energy systems. Successful policies must accommodate fundamental engineering principles that govern energy production, distribution and consumption.

Ontario (and the rest of the world) is moving towards an electrified future as an alternative to fossil fuel power. But what are the implications of this?

Engineers can offer vital insight to government officials on the practical and environmental implications of new energy projects. The Energy Task Force believes in exploring all options to clean energy, including paths less taken. This task has played a crucial role in consulting government on long-term energy planning.

Currently, this task force is exploring the areas of thermal energy, heat pump performance, and continual monitoring of the ‘Ultra-Low’ energy rate in Ontario.

Energy Task Force Chair

Stephen Pepper, GP LL.M, CD, P.Eng. is the Chief Financial Officer at s2e Technologies Inc., working to advance environmental sustainability through market-based solutions to build a better future. He has taken his military engineer’s “solution-oriented” mindset into the finance world and worked with many construction, manufacturing and technology businesses. Steve is a dedicated volunteer having served approximately 10 years on OSPE’s Energy Task Force, currently as Chair and previously for 10 years as Treasurer of Emmanuel United Church. He has represented OSPE in Ontario Energy Board consultations, meetings with Minister of Energy and staff, Opposition Leaders and Critics and Members of Provincial Parliament.

Steve obtained his Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical, from the Royal Military College of Canada before completing the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering’s Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer Training. He later attended York University’s Schulich School of Business for his MBA, Dual Specialities in Finance and Operations Management as well as the University of Toronto where he obtained his Global Professional Masters of Laws in International Business Law.

Energy Task Force Members

Ali Hoss
Anita Eisakhani, P.Eng.
Bob Waddell, P.Eng.
Emily Thorn Corthay, P.Eng.
Frank Lasowski, P.Eng.
Ismail Barakat, P.Eng.
James Wheeler, P.Eng.
Jim McConnach P.Eng., CEng
Kostya Khomutov, P.Eng.
Mark Emmanuel, P.Eng.
Matthew Cable
Matthew Mairinger, P.Eng.
Michael Wiggin
Mohammad Rasoul Golkaramnay, P.Eng.
Ramtin Rasoulinezhad, P.Eng.
Shankar Pappur, P.Eng.
Sushma Narisetty, P.Eng.
Tugrul Kodaz, P.Eng.

Subject Matter Expert

Paul Acchione, P.Eng

Please see OSPE’s most recent advocacy reports here.

Please see OSPE’s most recent submissions here.

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