Régie de l'énergie
The Régie
  Last update : 08/24/2020  

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.

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.

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.



Jocelin Dumas

Jocelin Dumas is a graduate of the Université de Montréal in economics. He completed the course work for a master’s degree in management with a major in finance at HEC Montréal.
He began his professional career as an economic and financial journalist. He received a first prize for business reporting from the Toronto Press Club and a first prize from the Fondation québécoise d’éducation économique. He has been Deputy Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation from 2014 to 2018 and was Deputy Minister of Labour from 2009 to 2012. He previously served as Associate Secretary General responsible for the ministerial coordination committee secretariat in the Ministère du Conseil exécutif. He was also responsible in the same department for the strategic priorities and projects secretariat. He subsequently served in the public sector as Chief of Staff of the Minister of Finance and Chair of the Conseil du trésor and as Assistant Chief of Staff of Québec Premier Daniel Johnson. Mr. Dumas has worked in the private sector in the communications sector at National Bank and for CCN-Matthews. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Société des relationnistes du Québec and a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

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 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.

Sylvie Durand is an economist by training and holds a master's degree in economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She began her career as an economist in 1985 with Gaz Métropolitain where she worked on natural gas supply, tolls and tariffs and the environment. From 2002 until her appointment as commissioner, she worked as a specialist in economic regulation with the Régie de l'énergie.

François Émond holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Université Laval and a master’s degree in management and sustainable development from HEC-Montréal. He has worked in various federal and provincial ministerial offices and managed those of Relations internationales, Environnement et du Développement durable, Énergie et des Ressources naturelles and Conseil du trésor.

Esther Falardeau is an economist by training and holds a master’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal. She began her career as an economist in 1984 in the federal government, where she worked until 1992. She taught economics and did consulting work until 2008. Since that time, she has worked as a specialist in energy regulation and rate-setting successively for the Régie de l’énergie, gas distributor Gaz Métro and finally as a consultant in private practice.

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.

Nicolas Roy has been a lawyer since 1981. He has a law degree from Université Laval and a master’s in law from York University. He began his career as a corporate lawyer and then worked in several senior management positions at the Ville de Montréal and the Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec (now the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec). Before joining the Régie de l’énergie, he was a lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP. During his career he has practiced in the fields of administrative law, regulatory law, constitutional law and general business law.

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 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


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 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 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.

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.

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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