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MEDIA ADVISORY - "Nuclear Energy - Meeting the Challenges"
Canada News-Wire
Mon 07 Jun 2004
Section: GENERAL NEWS Time: 06:00 (Eastern Time)

TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - Electricity supply shortages as early as 2007 create the real possibility of potential brownouts and blackout in Canada's largest and most industrialized province of Ontario. Hear what energy leaders from Canada and United States have to say on dealing with electricity supply issues and how nuclear energy will be essential to Ontario economic future.

You are invited to attend the 25th Annual Canadian Nuclear Society Conference

June 6 - 9 2004, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre

525 Bay Street, Toronto

Speakers include:

- Mr. Dan Rochester - (IMO)
"Setting the Scene - The Electricity Market and Ontario's Supply/ Demand Situation"
Dan Rochester is a Professional Engineer working with the IMO since its inception in 1999. As a member of the IMO's Long Term Forecasts and Assessments Department since 2000, he manages the section responsible for the production of the IMO's 10-Year and 18-Month generation and transmission reliability outlooks.

- Mr. Marvin Fertel - Senior VP and Chief Nuclear Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
"Actions Underway to Facilitate the Plans for New Nuclear Plants in the USA"
Marvin Fertel's experience includes more than 30 years consulting on issues related to designing, siting, licensing and management of both fossil-fueled and nuclear power plants. He has held executive-level positions with Ebasco, Management Analysis Company, Delian, and Tenera.

- Mr. Pierre Charlebois - (OPG)
"Challenges of Nuclear Life Extension"
Pierre Charlebois is the Acting Chief Nuclear Officer at Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG). He was appointed to this position in December 2003 and is responsible for overseeing the nuclear generation business at OPG. From October 2002 to December 2003, he held the position of Nuclear Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Engineer.

- Mr. Duncan Hawthorne - President and CEO, Bruce Power
"The Aging Industry; Planning for Succession; Bruce Power's Future Growth Prospects"
Duncan Hawthorne is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power. In addition to his roles as Director on the British Energy and General Hydrogen Boards, Duncan participates in a number of provincial, national and international committees that address electricity industry issues. He is also on the Board of Governors for the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and is Vice Chair of the Canadian Nuclear Association.

... as well as other prominent leaders in the field.