Ontario’s Clean Energy Future

Jeff Lyash, President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will talk discuss OPG’s role in Ontario’s clean energy future and the company’s “Power With Purpose” philosophy while outlining the engineering and planning that has gone into OPG’s refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Station and continued operations of its Pickering station until 2024. Lyash will also outline OPG’s approach to social licence, especially its partnerships with Indigenous communities. OPG produces about half of the electricity Ontario relies on each day, and it does so producing electricity that is more than 99 per cent free of GHG and smog causing emissions at a price that is about 40 per cent less than its competitors. This blend of nuclear and hydro power provides an economical base to allow further decarbonization of the provincial economy.
February 8, 2017 6:00-7:00PM Social Hour (cash bar available); Dinner at 7:00pm
Oakville Conference Centre (South on Bronte off of the QEW; attached to the Holiday Inn)
2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6P8 (905) 618-7510
Guest Speaker
Jeffrey J. Lyash
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Lyash is the President and CEO of OPG. Lyash was formerly the president of CB&I Power where he was responsible for a full range of engineering, procurement and construction of multi-billion dollar electrical generation projects in both domestic and international markets. He also provided operating plant services for nuclear, coal, gas, oil and renewable generation. Prior to joining CB&I in 2013, Lyash served as Executive Vice President of Energy Supply for Duke Energy. He led engineering, maintenance and operations of the company’s 42,000-megawatt generation fleet, fuel procurement, power trading, major projects and construction, environmental programs, and health and safety programs. Before the merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy, Lyash served as Executive Vice President of Energy Supply for Progress Energy. In this role, he oversaw Progress Energy’s diverse 22,000-megawatt fleet of generating resources including nuclear, coal, oil, natural gas and hydroelectric stations. In addition, he was responsible for generating fleet fuel procurement and power trading operations. Lyash began his career in the utility industry in 1981, joining Progress Energy in 1993. Before assuming the role of Executive Vice President of Energy Supply, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Florida, Senior Vice President of Energy Delivery Florida, and Vice President of Transmission. He also held a wide range of management and executive roles in Progress Energy’s nuclear program, including Operations Manager, Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, and Director of Site Operations. Before joining Progress Energy, Lyash worked for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in a number of senior technical and management positions throughout the northeast United States and in Washington, D.C, receiving the NRC Meritorious Service Award in 1987.
Lyash earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, and was honored with the Drexel University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009. He has held a Senior Reactor Operator License from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and is a graduate of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Executive Training Program and the Duke Fuqua School of Business Advanced Management Program.
Event Agenda

· Registration & Networking (cash bar available) 6:00-7:00pm
· Dinner

· Event Partner – McMaster Faculty of Engineering, Assoc. Dean

· Introduction of Speaker – E. Spencer Fox, E.S. Fox Constructors Ltd.

· Speaker – Jeff Lyash, President & CEO, Ontario Power Generation





· Q & A Session 8:45-9:00pm
· Speaker Appreciation & Closing 9:00-9:10pm


$50 p.p. includes dinner; proceeds donated to McMaster Engineering Students (Event Partner)


Registration deadline: Friday, 2017 February 3, 11:55 pm.


Contact : Julie Dixon, events2

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