BRIAN BENTZ

brian-bentzBRIAN BENTZ
President & CEO,
Alectra Inc.

Brian is the President and CEO of Alectra Inc., the largest municipally-owned utility by customer base in Canada.

Alectra Inc., through its regulated utility, Alectra Utilities Corporation, provides power and related services to more than one million electricity customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. Alectra Inc. also provides innovative energy solutions to consumers through several unregulated subsidiaries including Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.

While Brian played a major role in the creation and growth of Alectra through a merger of three Ontario electric utilities, the  acquisition of a fourth and the merger with a fifth, his expertise in utility consolidations was also demonstrated on several occasions in his previous position as the President and CEO of PowerStream.

Brian has assumed an active leadership role within the energy industry. He currently serves as Chair of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Brian is also on the Board of Directors of Cordelio Power, the Ontario Energy Association (OEA) and is a member of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Advisory Committee on Innovation.

Brian has been recognized on several occasions for his industry leadership. In 2017, he was presented with the LDC ‘Leader Award’ from the MEARIE Group and was a co-winner of the OEA ‘Leader of the Year’ Award in 2016.  In previous years, he received the ‘Chair’s Citation’ from the EDA, the Electricity Human Resources Canada ‘Leader of the Year’ Award, the ‘Game Changer’ Award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), as well as recognition as a ‘Clean50’ and ‘Clean16’ Champion for leadership in sustainability advancement.

Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brian has an MBA (McMaster) and a honourary Bachelor of Applied Arts degree (Georgian College). He is also a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant as well as a Certified Engineering Technologist (Electrical/Electronics).

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