Jim Burpee has a long history with both the Canadian and global electricity industries. He worked for Ontario Hydro and its successor company, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for over 31 years. He worked in a senior executive capacity for over half that time in a number of roles, including having responsibility for all of OPG’s non-nuclear generation fleet, Energy Markets, and Corporate Development. He also has three years of senior executive experience in Ontario Hydro/OPG’s nuclear generation business at both Bruce and Pickering Generating Stations. Most recently, Jim served as Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Renewable Energy Technologies Inc., a company which marketed Biomass Gasification Electricity Systems primarily in the developing world.
Jim joined CEA to stay involved with the business and influence policy in Canada. He is committed to expanding the role of the energy industry in Canada and Canadian electricity in the North American market.
Jim currently sits on the board of the Energy Council of Canada, and served as a Director on the board of the Canadian Electricity Association from 1993 to 2008, including one year as Chairman. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and the Institute for Corporate Directors.
Jim graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc in Mechanical Engineering. He is married and the proud father of two sons. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and golfing. Jim Burpee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org