Electricity – Displacing Fossil Fuels in Other Sectors


Join us in listening to Paul Acchione speak on electricity displacing fossil fuels in other sectors. Paul will discuss which combination of electricity prices and carbon prices are needed to enable electricity to displace fossil fuels in certain sectors. A brief overview of topics includes:

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ontario’s Electricity Sector
  • Electricity versus Natural Gas for Home Heating/AC
  • Electricity versus Gasoline for Transportation
  • Ontario’s Surplus Carbon-Free Electricity
  • Potential for Fossil Fuel Displacement by Electricity
  • Energy Policy Implications

Paul has a B.A.Sc. and M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Paul is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and is a member of ASME, ANS, IEEE and ISA and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Paul has over 44 years of engineering and management experience in the power generation industry. He worked for 31 years with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its predecessor companies.Paul was the 2013-14 President and Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and is a volunteer with OSPE’s Energy Task Force. Paul is a Management Consultant at Market Intelligence & Data Analysis Corporation.

  Date and Time




  • 40 St. George Street
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada M5S 2E4
  • Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
  • Room Number: 4287

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