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Powering Forward: Accelerating Clean Energy Transition in the Great Lakes Region


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
3:30 p.m.– 4:45 p.m. EST




Council of the Great Lakes Region

Join leaders from Ontario Power Generation Group, Council of the Great Lakes Region, and 5 Lakes Energy to discuss shifting to a Clean Energy Economy in the Great Lakes Region.

Underpinning the conversation is the most recent set of policy insights from the Council of the Great Lakes Region: “Powering Forward: Accelerating the Binational Great Lakes Region’s Clean Energy Transition,” published January 2021. The report includes the demand for and the potential to supply clean power (through new technology and approaches); distributed energy resources and grid design for the 21st century; and the trend of ‘electrifying everything.’ The clean energy transition is a huge opportunity for the Great Lakes Region, not only to power future prosperity and global health, but also to protect the Great Lakes.


Skip Pruss

Skip Pruss, Co-Founder, 5 Lakes Energy LLC

Stanley “Skip” Pruss, an attorney and energy consultant, co-founded 5 Lakes Energy LLC, a clean energy consultancy. Skip will present a paper co-authored with Douglas Jester summarizing the opportunities and challenges of accelerating the clean energy transition in the Great Lakes Region. The urgency of addressing climate change represents an extraordinary opportunity to leverage the region’s incumbent economic strengths and natural resources to maintain and enhance the economic and environmental vitality of the Great Lakes Region.

Heather Ferguson

Heather Furguson, Senior VP, Ontario Power Generation

Responsible for all stakeholder outreach, government relations,

Indigenous relations, and corporate communications activities in support of OPG business goals.

Registration is limited to 100 participants.



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