Fortis Inc. Bringing North American Electricity Leaders Together at First Fortis Energy Exchange

05/29/2017 10:45 EST

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - Fortis Inc. ("Fortis") is hosting the first Fortis Energy Exchange in partnership with the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), a North American Energy Leadership Forum, in St. John's on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The event will bring together senior executives from the electricity utility industry throughout North America, as well as government and industry officials.

"The Fortis Energy Exchange is about bringing together many of the industry's thought leaders to discuss the most important issues facing the electricity sector today," said Barry Perry, President and CEO, Fortis Inc. "We are proud to host industry leaders in our home province, and to facilitate discussion that will help shape the future of our industry in North America."

The Exchange will allow participants to focus on clean energy, technology and security, cross-jurisdictional energy transportation, integrated resource management and the vision for the future of the electricity utility sector.

The keynote address will be delivered by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. The speakers list also includes:

  • Honourable Sergio Marchi, President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association, Ottawa
  • Lawrence Jones, Vice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute, Washington
  • Janet Sena, Senior VP and Director of Policy and External Affairs, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Washington
  • Kelvin Shepherd, President and CEO, Manitoba Hydro
  • Linda Blair, President and CEO, ITC Holdings, Michigan
  • Scott Hawkes, President and CEO, FortisOntario
  • David Hutchens, President and CEO, UNS Energy, Arizona
  • Michael Mulcahy, President and CEO, FortisBC

"Innovation is the key to the electricity system of the future. Our members are experts in our industry, and are helping to drive that innovation," said Honourable Sergio Marchi, CEA's President and CEO. "Conversations such as those we will have at The Fortis Energy Exchange are critical to a more prosperous future and a cleaner environment."

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About Fortis

Fortis is a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry with total assets of approximately $48 billion. The Corporation's 8,000 employees serve utility customers in five Canadian provinces, nine U.S. states and three Caribbean countries. Fortis shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at,, or

About CEA

The Canadian Electricity Association is the national voice for safe, secure and sustainable electricity, promoting it as a key social, economic and environmental enabler that is essential to Canada's prosperity. CEA is proud to represent the companies that generate, transmit and distribute electricity, as well as the manufacturers and suppliers that keep the system on which Canadians rely every day running smoothly.

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