British Columbia Electric Power Industry: Historical Context and Current Outlook


Title: British Columbia Electric Power Industry: Historical Context and Current Outlook

Speaker: Randy Reimann, P.Eng., Director of Resource Planning, BC Hydro

For: IEEE Management Council, Vancouver Section


October 8th, 5:00 pm
Rm 418, Macleod Building,
UBC Point Grey Campus
2356 Main Mall, V6T 1Z4


Mr. Reimann will discuss the policy and business context for the electric power industry in BC by way of a historical perspective and moving to the importance of climate change in the current industry.  This will include a brief overview of how the current electric power industry structure was established, past considerations of market reform and independent transmission access, issues with reformed markets.  The discussion will then focus on BCís Clean Energy Act and the impact on BC Hydroís resource plans.  Mr. Reimann will conclude with future issues that are expected to face utilities.

Bio: Randy Reimann, P.Eng.
Randy has been leading the development of BC Hydroís long term energy plans since 2005.  His role includes providing expert advice to management on energy planning issues as well as developing the Integrated Resource Plan including the 2013 Integrated Resource Plan, the 2008 Long Term Acquisition Plan and the 2006 Integrated Electricity Plan and Long Term Acquisition Plan.
Prior to 2005, Randy had a number of roles within BC Hydro including playing a key role in the development of the BC Transmission Corporation, leading BC Hydroís interests in the development of the first Open Access Transmission Tariff, and acting as a sector manager in the Key Accounts group.  Prior to joining BC Hydro, Randy worked as a consulting engineer and with ATCO Power in Alberta.
Randy is a Professional Engineer with an MBA from the University of Alberta and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.  Randy is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.

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