PEC provides up to 550 megawatts of power which is about 25
percent of central Toronto's needs. This helps ensure that we have enough power
to keep our lights, furnaces, air conditioners and computers running and meets
our long term needs as the city continues to grow. PEC is fuelled by natural
gas, one of the most efficient and cleanest fuels for generating electricity.
We operate primarily during peak demand periods and when there are constraints
on the transmission system currently supplying Toronto. During operation PEC
has a "high efficiency factor", meaning that it will maximize its production of
electricity from every unit of fuel used. The station's high efficiency factor
translates into lower fuel usage and, as a result, lowers emissions. PEC runs
about 40 per cent of the time, typically during peak hours on regular business
Board of Directors
| Frank Chiarotto is the Senior Vice
President, Thermal at Ontario Power Generation. He was appointed to this
position in November 2008. Frank began his career at Ontario Hydro in 1974 with
the coal, oil and gas side of the business. He has held numerous positions in
the organization working in both technical services and programming functions
and plant operations, including the roles of production and plant manager at
several thermal facilities . He has progressively moved through supervisory,
section head and managerial positions in Head Office in Toronto and at the
generating stations around the province.
Born in Italy and raised in
Alberta and Ontario, Frank attended the University of Toronto, graduating with
a Bachelor of Applied Science with honours degree in Chemical Engineering and
is a registered professional engineer in Ontario. He has subsequently attended
Queens University and the University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey Schools of
| Chris Young is Vice President,
Fossil Business Development; Dr. Chris Young is responsible for OPG's
involvement in the development of new Fossil fuelled generation. This includes
project planning, commercial development and project execution. Dr. Young is
also responsible for co-ordinating major projects at operating fossil plants,
including OPG's biomass program.
Born in England, Dr. Young attended
the University of New Brunswick, graduating with a degree in electrical
engineering. He received his Master of Business Administration from the
University of Toronto and was subsequently awarded a Ph.D. by the University of
|As Vice-President, Energy
Operations, John McWilliams is responsible for the safe and efficient
operations, maintenance of all energy assets for TransCanada. These
responsibilities include operations, maintenance, engineering, technical
services, safety and environment.
Mr. McWilliams has more than 20 years
of experience in all aspects of power generation. He joined TransCanada in the
summer of 1999 and held the positions of Plant Manager, Ocean State Power,
Plant Manager, Castleton, and Director of U.S. Power.
holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical and Industrial
|William (Bill) C.
|Bill Taylor is the Senior
Vice-President of TransCanada's Eastern Power Business based in Westborough,
MA. He joined TransCanada's Calgary office in 1996 and has played a major role
in building and restructuring the company's growing power business. Since 1999,
he has been actively involved in the opening, continued restructuring and
operations of both the New York and New England restructured power markets.
Bill is a member of the management committees of NEPOOL, NYISO, a board
member of the Independent Power Producers of New York and a former member of
the Board of Directors of the Independent Market Operator in Ontario.
Born in Hull Quebec, Canada, Bill received an honors degree in Applied
Science - Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and has attended
Harvard Business School for Advanced Management training. Mr. Taylor is also an
avid private pilot and volunteer with 'Angel Flight NE'.