APPrO invites nominations for the 2019 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 form of public recognition and accolades presented each year by APPrO to honor 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 IPPSO or APPrO Conference. According to APPrO, it’s the highest honor 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 deserving candidates “to highlight the value that Ontario power suppliers bring to the electricity sector, and how they can help maximize the benefits of changes down the road. We look forward to a wide-ranging discussion about the candidates 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 that helped prepare Ontario Hydro to deal with other power suppliers besides itself, and which eventually led to the NUG program and RFP in 1988, although he played no direct role in those initiatives to our knowledge. Mr. Palmer passed away in 2002.
APPrO is asking for all suggestions to be submitted by September 1. Formal details supporting the nominations may be handed in a few days later. “The Hedley Palmer Award is a unique opportunity to focus industry attention on someone who you feel is particularly deserving of recognition,” Brooks said.