OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Energy Council of Canada presented Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge, with the 2017 Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award yesterday evening at a gala in Toronto.
"Mr. Monaco is being recognized for his outstanding leadership, including the recent merger between Enbridge and Spectra Energy, as well as helping to shape the public conversation on energy and its future use," said Graham Campbell, President of the Energy Council of Canada. "As the head of the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Mr. Monaco is leading the public conversation on striking the balance between meeting our collective need for affordable energy while making the transition to a lower-carbon future."
Mr. Monaco acknowledged that receiving this award is a tremendous honour – one that could not have been possible without the strong team at Enbridge.
"This award reflects the efforts of the 15,000 members of the Enbridge team across North America in delivering the energy that fuels our quality of life and drives our economy," said Mr. Monaco. "I'm honoured to join the previous recipients – all of whom have contributed to the development of Canada's world class energy industry."
In honour of this year's recipient, the Energy Council of Canada is making a charitable donation to Pathways to Education, which is an organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition onto post-secondary education, training, or employment.
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 for the Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award 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 was 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 seven 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 www.energy.ca
SOURCE Energy Council of Canada
For further information: Energy Council of Canada (Award, Ceremony and Media Inquiries): Sara McGillivray, Phone: (613) 585-9551, Email: [email protected]; Enbridge (Media Inquiries): Jesse Semko, Phone: (403) 699-1373, Email: [email protected]