APPrO invites nominations for the Hedley Palmer Award
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For immediate release: October 7 2013:
APPrO invites nominations for the 2013 Hedley Palmer Award
The Board of APPrO has recently invited all members of the power industry to suggest candidates to receive this year's Hedley Palmer Award. The Hedley Palmer Award is a special form of recognition presented each by APPrO to honour an individual who in the judgment of the APPrO Board has made an outstanding contribution to the Ontario power industry. It has been given to a different individual each year since 1989 during the banquet dinner at the annual APPrO or IPPSO Conference. According to APPrO, it’s the highest honour bestowed annually in the power generation business in Canada.
APPrO Executive Director Jake Brooks asked members of the industry to bring forward the names of any deserving candidates as soon as possible “so that we can have a fulsome discussion about the candidates and come to a decision in the near future.”
Hedley Palmer was the Director of Marketing at Ontario Hydro for a number of years, and he held a number of other positions at Ontario Hydro before that. His work came to APPrO’s attention in the 1980's when he took a number of steps internally and externally which helped prepare Ontario Hydro to deal with external power suppliers. Some of his work eventually led to the NUG program in 1988 and the related RFP in 1989, although he played no direct role in those initiatives to APPrO's knowledge. Mr. Palmer passed away in 2002.
APPrO is asking to have preliminary indications of interest in submitting names by noon on October 21, and final submissions by October 29. “The Hedley Palmer Award is a unique opportunity to focus industry attention on someone who you feel is particularly deserving of recognition,” Brooks said.
APPrO is a non-profit organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators, suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from nuclear, hydro, fossil, wind, waste wood and other energy sources. APPrO's members currently produce over 95% of the electricity generated in Ontario.
For further information contact:
David Butters, President
Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
25 Adelaide St. E., Suite 1602, Toronto ON M5C 3A1
tel: (416) 322-6549 or (647) 444-6549
fax: (416) 481-5785