Mike Smith

Mike Smith, Director, Distribution and Consumer Assistance Policy, Ontario Ministry of Energy

Mike Smith is Director of Distribution and Consumer Assistance Policy at the Ontario Ministry of Energy and has been supporting the development of government policy for Ontario’s distribution sector for over ten years. During that time Mike has advised the government on emerging energy issues such as smart meters/smart grid, electric vehicles and energy storage, and overseen the government’s portfolio of energy technology demonstration projects and supported the launch of the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District. More recently he has informed the development of government policies related to rate mitigation and consumer protection, supported the Ontario Energy Board Modernization Review Panel and subsequent OEB governance reform legislation, and contributed to the design of the Natural Gas Expansion Program.