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Charting the course for the future of Hydro One
The Empire Club welcomes Mark Poweska, President and CEO of Hydro One Limited, to share his vision for Hydro One as a customer-driven company. Hear how Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution company will support thriving communities and a growing economy now and into the future.
Mark Poweska is President and CEO of Hydro One Limited. With nearly 1.4 million valued customers, over C$25 billion in assets and 2018 annual revenues of over $6.2 billion, Mark leads Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution provider.
Mark is a proven leader with a reputation for prioritizing safety, exceeding customer expectations, cutting costs and improving operational performance. With a team of approximately 8,600 skilled and dedicated employees, Mark will proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system to support strong and growing communities across Ontario.
Prior to joining Hydro One, Mark previously served as Executive Vice President, Operations at BC Hydro. During his tenure in the role, Mark successfully led the merger of the former Transmission and Distribution organization with the Generation organization, to form one Operations group with revenues of approximately $5 billion. Through his 26 year career at BC Hydro, Mark led teams in engineering, construction and procurement while delivering strong results in technical design, delivery and implementation in engineering and construction, exceptional service to customers, as well as safe operations and maintenance of generation, transmission and distribution assets.
Mark sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Electricity Association and the Western Energy Institute, as well as the Ontario Energy Association.
Mark received his B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1993.