Energy Council of Canada Announces 2016 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

OTTAWA, Aug. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - The Energy Council of Canada is very pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award is Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada

Speaking on behalf of the Energy Council of Canada, Colin Andersen, Chair, congratulates Mrs. Allan and adds: "We're pleased to once again recognize a truly deserving individual. She joins 16 other outstanding Canadians that the Energy Council has honoured.  Mrs. Allan demonstrates a passion for driving Canadian competitiveness in the global economy. She is an advocate for the advancement of Canadian science and technology applied to energy sector issues, and is a supporter of competitive fiscal policy''.

"I am honoured to receive this recognition from the Energy Council of Canada", commented Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada. "‎I am most appreciative of this opportunity to join an outstanding group of previous recipients who have worked to advance Canada's energy opportunities."

Graham Campbell, President of the Energy Council of Canada further commented "Mrs. Allan is recognized for her leadership in providing innovative solutions to the operational and environmental challenges in Canada's energy sector."

The Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award was established by the Energy Council of Canada in 2001 to recognize and pay tribute to a Canadian energy leader who has made a significant impact at the national and international levels within the energy sector.

Nominations are based upon the nominee's remarkable accomplishments in the business or public sectors and the community at large. A foremost characteristic of the nominee is their strong sense of social responsibility and their commitment to give back to the community.  Their forward thinking and innovative spirit enable these leaders to promote, inform and contribute to the Canadian energy sector.  These distinguished individuals play an ongoing role supporting the aims and activities of the Energy Council of Canada.

The 2016 Award Ceremony will be held on November 10 at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario. A charitable donation will be made by the Energy Council of Canada to Actua in honour of this year's recipient. Actua is a national charity that is preparing youth to be innovators and leaders by engaging them in exciting and accessible science, technology, engineering and math experiences that build critical skills and confidence.

For further information about the award and the ceremony, please contact Brigitte Svarich, Director of Operations,, 613-323-1254.The Energy Council is Canada's national energy association made up of 74+ member organizations representing all forms of energy, the federal and provincial governments, all major energy industry associations, and companies providing legal and business services to the energy industry. Its events and activities can be found at The Energy Council is the Canadian Member Committee of the 95-country World Energy Council.


SOURCE Energy Council of Canada

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For further information: about the award and the ceremony, please contact Brigitte Svarich, Director of Operations,, 613-323-1254.


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