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UPDATED ON: Thursday, February 09, 2012

Canadian Electricity Association:

Jim Burpee,
President and CEO

From The Globe and Mail

The Canadian Electricity Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Burpee as President and CEO.

Jim Burpee has a long history with the electricity industry, both in Canada and globally.

Prior to joining the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), Jim Burpee worked for Ontario Hydro and its successor company, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for over 31 years. He worked in a senior executive capacity for over half that time in a number of roles, including having responsibility for all of OPG’s non-nuclear generation fleet, Energy Markets and Corporate Development. He also has three years of senior executive experience in Ontario Hydro/OPG’s nuclear generation business at both Bruce and Pickering Generating Stations. His prior industry experience also includes having served on the Board of the Canadian Electricity Association as a Director from 1993 to 2008, including one year as Chairman.

Most recently, Jim served as Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Renewable Energy Technologies Inc., a company which marketed Biomass Gasification Electricity Systems primarily in the developing world.

Jim graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and the Institute for Corporate Directors.

Please join us in welcoming Jim. He can be reached at

Canadian Electricity Association members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada every day. From vertically integrated electric utilities, to power marketers, to the manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services that keep the industry running smoothly -- all are represented by this national industry association.


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