Alectra Energy Solutions is shaping the future of energy as we know it. We are writing the next chapter in the changing face of energy in Ontario based on our strong legacy from the past. We are moving forward - as one organization - to provide safe, reliable and innovative energy solutions to customers throughout Canada and beyond.
Our mission is to be the energy ally that our customers expect us to be. We are equipped to discover the possibilities of energy conservation and new technologies for customers in various sectors.
Alectra Energy Solutions is the culmination of four progressive, low cost and innovative electricity distributors that came together for a common goal – to be a single trusted ally in the rapidly changing world of energy. Our respective history is steeped in pioneering firsts, groundbreaking achievements and memorable milestones that will help guide to serve the energy needs of our customers for the future.
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Brian is the President and CEO of Alectra Inc.
While Brian played a major role in creating Alectra, his expertise in utility consolidations was demonstrated on several occasions in his previous position as the President and CEO of PowerStream.
His leadership was instrumental in the growth of that utility from its creation following the merger of three local electricity distribution companies in Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan in 2004. He was also a driving force in the acquisition of Aurora Hydro in 2005, the 2009 merger with Barrie Hydro and the 2012 partnership with the Town of Collingwood in the ownership of Collus PowerStream.
Brian has assumed an active leadership role within the energy industry. He currently serves as Chair of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Brian is also on the Board of Directors of Collus PowerStream and the Ontario Energy Association (OEA). Previously, he served as Chair of the OEA, Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), Municipal Electric Association Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (MEARIE), the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee and as Vice-Chair of Collus PowerStream’s Board of Directors.
Brian has been recognized on several occasions for his industry leadership. He recently was presented with the LDC ‘Leader Award’ from the MEARIE Group and was a co-winner of the OEA ‘Leader of the Year’ Award in 2016. In previous years, he received the ‘Chair’s Citation’ from the EDA, the Electricity Human Resources Canada ‘Leader of the Year’ Award, the ‘Game Changer’ Award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), as well as recognition as a ‘Clean50’ and ‘Clean16’ Champion for leadership in sustainability advancement.
Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brian has an MBA (McMaster) and an honourary Bachelor of Applied Arts degree (Georgian College). He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant as well as a Certified Engineering Technologist (Electrical/Electronics).
Max Cananzi is the President of Alectra Utilities Corporation, the regulated utility business of Alectra.
Alectra serves almost one million electricity customers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, making it the largest municipally-owned utility by customer base in Canada and the second largest in North America after Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
In a career that spans over 25 years in the energy and utilities sector, Max has been a key participant in building one of Ontario’s most successful energy retailers and facilitating three of the province’s largest utility mergers.
Prior to the formation of Alectra, a consolidation of which he was instrumental in advancing, Max was President and CEO of Horizon Utilities Corporation, one of Ontario’s most successful local electric distribution companies, and President and CEO of Horizon Holdings Inc. and Horizon Energy Solutions Inc. Under his leadership, the company became the first utility in Canada to receive the Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation and the first to rank number one in Corporate Knights ‘Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders’.
His experience with utility consolidations goes back to 1998, when he was with Scarborough Public Utilities. Max helped facilitate the successful merger of six utilities into the company known today as Toronto Hydro. As VP of Toronto Hydro Energy Services, he was responsible for energy marketing, electricity and natural gas trading, and generation development.
Max serves as a Director on the boards of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), Ontario Energy Association (OEA), Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), Ontario Energy Network (OEN), and Municipal Electric Association Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (MEARIE). He is also currently Chair of the CEA Board Sustainability Committee.
In 2013, Max was awarded for his leadership in sustainability and utility performance by being recognized as a Clean50 award recipient. Recently, Max also received the OEA ‘Leader of the Year’ Award, a distinction he shared with his merger colleagues.
Max holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA in Finance from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.
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Alectra Energy Solutions employs bright, energetic and customer-focused people who help bring our exciting mission as a new industry-leading electricity distribution and renewable energy company to life. We pride ourselves on an inclusive workplace, with a strong commitment to employee development. Alectra Energy Solutions embraces diversity, welcomes innovation, recognizes talent, and offers a fair and transparent recruitment process that provides equal opportunity to all.
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We believe everyone needs an ally in the changing world of energy. Whether you are a consumer, business, or institution, Alectra Energy Solutions is well positioned to help you manage your energy costs using the best energy solutions available in the market. We focus on anticipating trends, understand customer problems, and finding innovative energy solutions that drive business outcomes which make our customers more successful.
With new technologies and a continuous emphasis on choice, we can shape the energy use in our homes, workplaces and communities. The future of energy is moving from powering systems to empowering people. We are creating a culture of sustainable value for our customers, communities and shareholders.
Our unique strengths and experience are a testament to our individual legacy, while our ability to shape the future and drive our business forward as one organization, with one voice will serve our customers, businesses, and communities with energy’s full potential.
Alectra’s family of companies is prepared to face the ever-changing energy needs of our customers through smart and simple energy management choices, while creating sustainable value for our shareholders, customers, communities and employees.
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Industry leaders, Alectra Energy Solutions and AMP, announced today that they will be entering into a strategic relationship to develop large-scale energy storage solutions for industrial, commercial and institutional customers in Ontario.
The replacement of the familiar Hydro One Brampton sign at the 175 Sandalwood Parkway West location with one that now features Alectra Utilities signifies more than just a name change for Brampton’s electricity provider.
Alectra Utilities was recognized Wednesday by CS Week for the best implementation of a customer information system (CIS) by one of its legacy utilities.
Gracious Living Corporation (GLC), a leading injection and extrusion manufacturer in Canada with over 30 years of experience, was recognized Thursday by Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream) for reducing its electricity consumption through its participation in the utility’s Save on Energy RETROFIT program.
Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities) presented The Wellington retirement and long-term care residence with an $18,000 incentive cheque following its most recent extensive lighting retrofit project.
Alectra Utilities Corporation recognized 11 top-performing customers and contractors for implementing innovative energy conservation and demand management projects involving retrofits, lighting fixtures and heating and cooling systems.
Brian Bentz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alectra Inc. (Alectra) announced today that Peter Gregg, President of Alectra Energy Solutions will be resigning from his position.
Report shows value of 'POWER.HOUSE' expansion to customers and the grid
Bradford chemical manufacturer receives cheque for $82,711 for energy efficient retrofits.
Alectra Utilities was acknowledged for its innovative, industry-leading work at the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) conference held Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee.
Alectra Utilities, an energy company committed to safety, is partnering with the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) in a campaign to bring awareness to safe digging practices.
Alectra Utilities was presented with the ‘Century Award’ at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd annual ‘Outstanding Business Achievement Awards’.
Brian Bentz, President and CEO of Alectra Inc. was presented with the special Local Distribution Company (LDC) Leader Award from the Municipal Electric Association Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (MEARIE) Group.
Earth Hour 2017 saw tens of thousands Alectra Utilities’ customers, in the 15 communities served by the electric utility, indicate their willingness to help fight climate change by turning off their lights for 60 minutes to reduce electricity consumption.
Mackenzie Health, a hospital serving the residents of the Regional Municipality of York Region, was presented with a cheque in the amount of $127,314 and a Certificate of Achievement from Alectra Utilities Tuesday.
Alectra Utilities sent trucks and a staff complement of 30 overhead powerline workers and 4 supervisors to the Rochester, NY area to assist in restoring power to thousands of customers.
Signatories demonstrate their commitment to leveling playing field for women in the sector.
Alectra Utilities is alerting customers to a new telephone scam that threatens service disconnection unless immediate payment is received.
Alectra Inc. has completed the acquisition of Hydro One Brampton from the Province of Ontario, creating the largest municipally-owned electricity utility in Canada.
A special weather statement was recently issued for Alectra Utilities’ service territory, in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.
Three leading Ontario electrical utilities have merged to become Alectra Inc.
Enersource, Horizon Utilities, Hydro One Brampton and PowerStream to become one company.