Mike Martelli


Mike Martelli is Senior Vice President, Hydro Thermal Operations at OPG. He was appointed to his current position in July 2013 and is responsible for leading a team of 1,800 skilled and dedicated employees who operate and maintain OPG’s three operating thermal generating stations, 65 hydroelectric generating stations and 240 dams on 24 river systems. These stations are located across Ontario and have total capacity of over 9,500 MW.

Mike manages OPG’s commercial partnerships with First Nation communities including Lac Seul First Nation and Moose Cree First Nation. The partnerships are partly owned by the First Nation communities and OPG. They demonstrate a successful business model benefiting economic development of local communities and providing clean renewable hydro electricity to Ontario.

Mike joined Ontario Hydro, the predecessor company of OPG, in 1985. Since that time he has held increasingly responsible senior and executive positions both in technical functions and plant operations in Renfrew, Thunder Bay and Niagara Falls. In 2007, he was appointed Plant Group Manager for the Northwest Plant Group and oversaw the safe operation of 11 hydroelectric generating stations. In his recent role, prior to joining SVP – HTO position, he led corporate business transformation initiative.

Mike graduated from University of Waterloo in 1985; he holds a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a director on the board of the Canadian Hydropower Association.

Nicolle Butcher

Vice President Corporate Strategy & Planning

Nicolle Butcher is the Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Planning at OPG. Nicolle is currently accountable for OPG’s Business Transformation project with the objective of driving OPG to a sustainable cost structure and organization model.

Nicolle has over 20 years of project experience across a wide range of projects including establishing a lease with British Energy for the Bruce Nuclear plant, developing the commercial business case and overseeing the establishment of the commercial organization for the Portlands Energy Centre and driving the advancement of biomass as an alternative fuel for OPG’s coal plants.

Nicolle holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Business Administration and is a Chartered Business Valuator. Nicolle also earned a Certified Project Manager designation from Stanford University.

John McWilliams

Senior Vice President, Energy Strategy & Development

Dean Ferguson is Senior Vice-President, Energy Strategy and Development, based in Calgary, Alberta.

Mr. Ferguson has responsibility for strategy and business development related to TransCanada’s power generation and commercial storage activities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Ferguson was Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Pipelines. In that role he was responsible for eight pipeline systems as well as regulated U.S. storage operations.

Mr. Ferguson has over 25 years’ experience with TransCanada in a variety of commercial roles related to TransCanada’s assets in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Calgary.

Terry Bennett

PEC Director

As Vice-President, Bruce Power & Joint Ventures, Terry Bennett is responsible for TransCanada’s Canadian Energy Joint Venture portfolio.

Mr. Bennett started his career at TransCanada in 1992 as an economist in Economic Forecasting. Within this department, he held a number of positions before becoming Manager in 1996. He then moved to Power Acquisitions and Business Development, was promoted to Director in 2000 and Vice-President in 2010.

Prior to TransCanada, Mr. Bennett worked at DRI-McGraw-Hill, Dunn & Bradstreet and NOVA Corporation.

Mr. Bennett graduated with a bachelor of arts from the University of Calgary and obtained a master’s degree in economics from Queens University.