Bonnie Hiltz

Vice President

Bonnie Hiltz has over a decade and a half of experience working in Ontario’s electricity sector.

Since 2005, Bonnie has been intimately involved with the evolution of electricity supply policies, having worked at both the Ministry of Energy and the Ontario Power Authority (now the IESO).  She has contributed to the design and implementation of the coal phase-out strategy and multiple supply procurements. She was also involved in contract management functions for billions of dollars of supply agreements with the OPA/IESO.

Bonnie left the public sector in 2014 to oversee Government and Regulatory Affairs for a major international utility and energy services provider.  In this role she advised on supply and de-carbonization policies and assisted business development efforts across Canada. 

In her current role Bonnie serves a number of clients in the energy sector as they navigate the complex government and regulatory environment.

Bonnie has served on the Boards of CanSIA and CanWEA, has served as a mentor for young professionals, and has volunteered her time for a variety of organizations focused on topics ranging from renewable energy education to newcomer services.

Bonnie has an M.A. in International Relations and Political Science from the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. She is fluent in French and has also studied in the United States and Switzerland.

IESO Consultation on the Transitional Capacity Auction
Last week on March 7th, the IESO held a stakeholder consultation on their plans to meet Ontario's Capacity Needs through the mid-2020s.
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Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Implementation Plans
Earlier today, the IESO and OEB published their respective strategies on how to implement the government’s 2017 Long Term Energy Plan (2017 LTEP). These documents were prepared in response to the governmental directives to both agencies associated with the release of the 2017 LTEP. The initiatives are broad in scope and will evolve how Ontario plans its system, delivers new programs, and fosters innovation.
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Sussex Strategy Group Announces New Addition to the Energy and Environment Practice
TORONTO – 13 November 2017 – Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, is pleased to announce that Bonnie Hiltz has joined the Energy and Environment Practice as Director, Power and Utilities.
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