On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, by and with the advice and concurrence of the Executive Council of Ontario, orders that:

Whereas the Government of Ontario is committed to ensuring a reliable, affordable and sustainable supply of energy for Ontarians;

And whereas the Government of Ontario is reviewing its current long-term energy planning process to increase the effectiveness, transparency, predictability, and accountability of energy decision-making in Ontario in order to enable better use of resources and increase benefits to customers;

And whereas the Government of Ontario understands that the successful transition to a clean energy economy and increased electrification will bring with it wide-ranging consequences that require careful consideration and coordination;

And whereas the Government of Ontario accordingly wishes to establish an expert panel to provide advice to the Minister of Energy on various issues related to integrated long-term energy planning in Ontario;

Therefore, pursuant to subparagraph 12(1)(a) of the Ministry of Energy Act, 2011, the Electrification and Energy Transition Panel (the “Panel”) is hereby established as a short-term advisory body as follows,

Panel established for up to one year

  1. The Panel is hereby established as a short-term advisory body, accountable to the Minister, for a period of up to one (1) year commencing on the later of the date of this Order and April 1, 2022.

Terms of reference

  1. The Minister shall determine the terms of reference for the Panel, and may amend them from time to time.

Appointments to the Panel

  1. The Panel shall be comprised of up to three (3) members to be appointed by the Minister, and the Minister shall designate one (1) member as Chair.
  2. The members of the Panel, including the Chair, shall serve at the Minister’s pleasure for a period of up to one (1) year commencing on the later of the date of this Order and April 1, 2022.

Remuneration

  1. The members of the Panel, including the Chair, shall be paid such remuneration and expenses as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may determine.
Ministry of Energy

Approved and Ordered: March 24, 2022