The Canadian Electricity Association Advocates Canada-US Cooperation on Energy Security

    WASHINGTON, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - In a paper released today, the
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) recommends a cooperative focus on
energy security by Canada and the United States.
    The paper, entitled: "Energy Security: A North American Concern", was
released at CEA's 9th annual Washington Policy Forum. Canadian Ambassador
Michael Wilson hosted a luncheon for CEA executives with US Energy Secretary
Samuel Bodman as special guest, and Chairman Joseph Kelliher and two of his
fellow Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) colleagues in attendance.
    Hans Konow, CEA President, noted that "energy security is a priority both
in Canada and the United States. In Canada, the Prime Minister went so far as
to create a special cabinet committee on environment and energy security,
demonstrating how much the issue matters".
    CEA's paper highlights five areas for cooperation on energy security:

    - working to increase generation supply;
    - enhancing the cross-border transmission grid;
    - avoiding barriers to cross-border electricity trade;
    - promoting demand-side measures and energy efficiency; and
    - coordinating strategies to address concerns about greenhouse gases.

    As part of the policy forum, CEA executives met with FERC Chairman
Kelliher, White House officials, and representatives from various other
stakeholders in the energy debate in Washington.
    CEA's paper is available on the Association's Web site at

    Founded in 1891, CEA is the national association of the Canadian
electricity industry. Its members ensure reliable electricity service to
Canadians from coast to coast.

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