Energy Council of Canada announces 2017 Energy Person of the Year

OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Energy Council of Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award is Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge.

"We are happy to once again recognize a truly deserving individual," said Colin Andersen, chair of the Energy Council of Canada. "Mr. Monaco joins 17 other outstanding Canadians that the Energy Council has honoured. As the head of the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, he is helping not only to deliver vital energy to North Americans, but also contributing to the conversation on the future of energy in both Canada and the United States."

"This is a tremendous honour and one that reflects the efforts of the 15,000 members of the Enbridge team across North America in safely and reliably delivering the energy that we rely on in our daily lives and that drives our economy," said Mr. Monaco. "I'm privileged to join previous recipients, all of whom have contributed to the development of our world class Canadian energy industry."  

Graham Campbell, President of the Energy Council of Canada offered further congratulations: "Mr. Monaco is being recognized for his leadership role in the recent merger between Enbridge and Spectra Energy, as well as helping to shape the public conversation around striking the balance between meeting our collective need for affordable energy while making the transition to a lower-carbon future."

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 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 2017 Award Ceremony will be held on November 16 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre.

The Energy Council is Canada's national energy association made up 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


SOURCE Energy Council of Canada

For further information: Energy Council of Canada (Award, Ceremony and Media Inquiries): Max Arsenault, Phone: (613) 232-8239 ext. 603, Email:; Enbridge (Media Inquiries): Jesse Semko, Phone: (403) 699-1373, Email:


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