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Ahmed Maria

Ahmed Maria

Ahmed Maria has worked at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for close to 20 years and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.  He holds an undergraduate degree and two post-graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

He currently serves as the IESO’s Director of Transmission planning and leads the team responsible for identifying, based on electricity forecasts, the electricity transmission infrastructure that will be needed in the future.

Over the past three years, Ahmed’s planning team initiated the development and construction of new electricity transmission infrastructure to support the growing agricultural sector in western Ontario, new mining development in northern Ontario, growth of major load centers, economic development and electrification across the province, and to support changes in Ontario’s generation supply mix.

Ahmed’s team is presently planning Ontario’s electricity transmission system to not only meet near term needs but also to enable the longer term energy transition, which includes developing power system plans to support the actions outlined in the Ontario Government’s Powering Ontario’s Growth report.