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.