Régie de l'énergie
The Régie
  Last update : 09/08/2017  
 

The Régie de l'énergie is composed of seven permanent commissioners and three supernumerary commissioners. A team of 80 managers, professionals and support staff provides the commissioners with analyses, legal opinions and follow-up on files. The régie de l'énergie is an independent agency funded by duties and fees paid on a user-pay basis by the regulated distributors.


OPERATION
The Chairman of the Régie, who also sits as a commissioner, coordinates and distributes the work of the commissioners. He is responsible for administration of the Régie and supervises its personnel. He initiates appropriate inquiries and investigations under the Act. He is assisted by an Executive Assistant and a support team. The Management Committee consists of seven managers: the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Secretary,  the Director of Planning and Regulation, the Director of Legal Services, the Director of Budget, Administration and Personnel and the Director of Information and Technical Services. The Committee discusses the Régie's administrative affairs, including the allocation of resources to various operations. The Committee also monitors administrative and financial matters. The Committee of Commissioners, composed of all the commissioners, meets to discuss the Régie's general directions and the coordination of the regulatory agenda.


ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
The Régie has a streamlined structure composed of the Chairman's Office and five departments. The majority of the Régie's employees work at the head office in Montréal, where most activities and hearings take place. The Régie also has an office in Sainte-Foy to serve clients in the Québec area and eastern Québec.

COMMISSIONERS

CHAIRWOMAN AND COMMISSIONER
DIANE JEAN

Diane Jean is a graduate in Economics from Laval University, Quebec. She has worked in the provincial public service for 30 years, taking on a variety of professional and senior executive roles. From 1999 to 2001, Diane Jean was deputy minister of Environment and also of the National Capital region of Quebec. From 2001 to 2003 she held the role of Secretary to the Treasury Board. From 2003 to 2007, she was deputy minister of Revenue. From 2007 to 2010 she was deputy minister of Government Services, chief information officer and President-CEO of Quebec’s Shared Services Centre. From 2010 to 2013, she was deputy minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks. Diane Jean has been the Chair and Commissioner of the Régie de l’énergie since February 21, 2013.


VICE CHAIRWOMAN AND COMMISSIONER
LOUISE ROZON
Louise Rozon is an attorney and also holds a bachelor’s degree in social service from Université de Montréal. She began her career in 1985 as head of the consumer assistance service of the Association coopérative d'économie familiale du Centre de Montréal. In 1989, she became director of Option consommateurs and continued to serve in that capacity until her appointment as a commissioner in June 2005. She has been a member of a number of government task forces, including the Advisory Committee on Smart Regulation, set up by the Privy Council Office, and the Commission de l'éthique de la science et de la technologie, which reports to the Conseil de la science et de la technologie. She has also been a lecturer at Université du Québec à Montréal, where she taught a course on consumers and the law beginning in 2000.


LISE DUQUETTE
Lise Duquette has been a lawyer since 1998. She also holds a MBA from Université de Sherbrooke. She began her career with Trans Québec & Maritimes Pipeline as Senior Advisor, Regulatory and Legal Affairs. From 2003 to 2005, she was Senior Advisor, managing customer service at Gaz Métro. From May 2005 until her appointment, she was Executive Assistant to the President of the Régie de l'énergie. Ms. Duquette is a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utilities Tribunals (CAMPUT) since 2007. In 2010, she was elected Vice-chair of the Executive Committee of CAMPUT.

FRANÇOISE GAGNON
Françoise Gagnon holds a Bachelor of Science and Applied Science degree (geology major) from Université Laval in Québec City and a Certificate in Business Administration from Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. She has 17 years of experience in mining and mining exploration. Ms. Gagnon has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 1987. Prior to her appointment to the Régie de l’énergie in October 2011, she had been a geology consultant since 2008.


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BERNARD HOULE
Bernard Houle holds a bachelor of science degree with a major in mathematical economics from Université de Sherbrooke and a post-graduate diploma in international economic relations from Université de Grenoble in France. He has served as a government consultant and manager for the past 30 years. Starting in 1983, he worked on developing Quebec’s international economic relations as, among other things, director of the economic section of the Québec delegation in Milan, Italy. He subsequently worked on economic projects in the greater Montréal area as an economic advisor with the Montréal section of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions. In 2009, he became the leader of a professional team at the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation promoting Québec biofood products at home and abroad.


LOUISE PELLETIER
Louise Pelletier holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Université de Montréal and an MBA from McGill University. She has more than 30 years of management experience in the private sector and with national associations related to the transportation industry. Ms. Pelletier served as commissioner at the Commission des transports du Québec from 1999 to 2005 and 2010 to 2013. She was a supernumerary commissioner with the Régie de l’énergie from 2007 to 2010, during which time she was involved in a number of cases related to electricity and natural gas.


LAURENT PILOTTO
Laurent Pilotto holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from Université du Québec à Montréal. He has been involved in the energy field for nearly 30 years and has worked with the Régie de l’énergie since 2002, first as a consultant on economic regulation, then as a manager in the fields of economic analysis, pricing and financing of electricity, natural gas and petroleum products. Between 1986 and 1999, Mr. Pilotto served as an advisor, project manager and then executive at Hydro-Québec. He has also been a consultant and university lecturer in economics.


MARC TURGEON
Marc Turgeon is a lawyer with a bachelor’s degree in art history from Université de Montréal. At the time of his appointment as a commissioner in 2007, he had been executive director of the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE) for three years and was also president of the Regroupement national des conseils régionaux de l'environnement du Québec (RNCREQ), of which he was the founding president. He has been active on environmental issues, particularly in the energy field, for some 20 years.

SIMON TURMEL
Simon Turmel was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1990 and also holds a BA in Political Science from Université Laval. Mr. Turmel was a member of the law firm Kronström Desjardins prior to be becoming a member of Hydro-Québec's, and the Régie de l'énergie's legal services. He practiced in the field of administrative law, including energy, aboriginal and environmental law. He also led various ministerial offices including those of Justice, Immigation and Communautés culturelles, Mines et de la Faune and Affaires autochtones. Haut de page

 

SECRETARIAT AND INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS
The Secretariat is the front door for most contacts with the Régie. It is the spokesperson and sole contact with interveners and plaintiffs. It is responsible for internal Communications and media relations. It includes Institutional Affairs.

This directorate includes three services: the Office of the Clerk, the Telephone Information service, and the Documentation Centre.

PLANNING AND REGULATION DIRECTORATE
Planning and Regulation includes the Electricity Distribution, Electricity Transmission and Natural Gas and Petroleum Products directorates. These groups make recommendations following analysis of requests by regulated companies regarding rates, investments, supply plans and for consumer complaints

LEGAL SERVICES
Legal Services personnel act as legal advisors in matters of interpretation of laws and regulations. They also respond to requests from commissioners by advising them in the preparation of decisions or in advising the government. Therefore, the legal advisors act in the role of solicitor, representing the Régie and questioning the interveners during hearings. Also, they work on the preparation of regulations and of various legal texts
required in the administration of the Régie.

INFORMATION AND TECHNICAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE
This directorate offers information technology and information security services to the Régie, as well as material resources services. This directorate ensures compliance with the Action Plan for Sustainable Development and its principles, notably an ecologically
responsible purchasing policy.



BUDGET, ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL DIRECTORATE
This directorate includes the Budget and Administration service which is responsible for all aspects of budget control of the operations and contracts of the Régie. It ensures respect of the legislative and regulatory dispositions related to the management, contracts with
public organizations and budget rules. The Personnel service ensures the development and updating of policies, directives and collective agreements, as well as all aspects of ethics.


 
 

 

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