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GRE&T Centre

Alectra GRE&T Centre Background

The energy industry is experiencing a generational change towards more decentralized, decarbonized and digitized solutions. Low-cost renewable distributed energy resources (DERs) and storage, combined with digital intelligence and communication are reshaping the landscape. Customers are changing too as they increasingly want more personalized, affordable and controllable energy choices, all while having seamless digital experiences.

Alectra is a family of energy companies that distributes electricity to more than one million homes and businesses in Ontario, with a goal to transform into an integrated, innovative, energy solutions provider that plans, designs and implements on and off-grid services with a focus on green energy.

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Alectra GREAT Centre

Alectra GRE&T Centre

395 Southgate Drive
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 4Y1

Alectra GRE&T Centre Mandate

The Green Energy and Technology (GRE&T) Centre is Alectra's latest step to be at the forefront of exciting industry changes. The Alectra GRE&T Centre makes energy innovations come to life by identifying, evaluating, developing and deploying emerging, green, and customer-friendly energy solutions across Alectra's service territory. As a hub for green technology solutions, the Alectra GRE&T Centre will catalyze the commercialization and mass consumer adoption of green technology, serving as a bridge between the Research and Development (R&D) phase and the full commercialization of these technology solutions.

Advisory Committee

To guide the strategic direction of the Alectra GRE&T Centre as it develops throughout 2019 with an expected launch in 2020, an Advisory Committee to continue the work of the Transitional Advisory Committee is currently being established.

The GRE&T Centre Advisory Committee is composed of subject matter experts with various different backgrounds and demonstrated commercialization capabilities relevant to the work Alectra is undertaking in Smart Cities, Grid Innovation, and its upcoming Clean Energy Tech Accelerator. The Committee is well constituted to provide valuable insights and guidance to the GRE&T Centre on pilot projects, demonstrations, partnerships, community engagement activities, accelerator operations, and other related activities, including the general progress of the Centre.


Dr. Giuseppina D’Agostino

Chair, Alectra GRE&T Centre Advisory Committee

Chantel Broten

Committee Member

Lorelei Graham

Committee Member

Dr. Janusz Kozinski

Committee Member

Dr. Brian Mergelas

Committee Member

Nicholas Parker

Committee Member

Alectra Leadership – Ex Officio Committee Members


Brian Bentz, MBA, FCPA, FCA, CET

President and CEO, Alectra Inc.

John Matovich, BA, MBA

Executive Vice President, Energy Solutions and Services, Alectra Inc.

Neetika Sathe

Vice President, GRE&T Centre