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Paul N. Acchione, M. Eng., P. Eng., FCAE

Paul has B.A.Sc. and M. Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Paul is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and is a member of OSPE, CAE, ASME, ANS, IEEE, and ISA. Paul has over 44 years of engineering and management experience in the nuclear and fossil power generation industry. He worked with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its predecessor companies in their fossil and nuclear engineering divisions from 1971 to 2002. He currently does consulting work through Market Intelligence and Data Analysis Corporation and Canadian Power Utility Services. He was the 2013-14 President and Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Paul was made a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2014.

During his career Paul held a number of positions including design engineer, design engineer specialist, supervising design engineer, project manager and department manager. He received 2 new technology awards and a product champion award. Paul’s experience included simulation studies of the performance of nuclear and fossil generation plants and their integration with the electrical grid during normal operation and grid disturbances. Paul has had a dozen technical papers published related to his design, simulation and project management experience while at OPG and its predecessor companies. His consulting career includes projects for Bruce Power, OPG, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and Atomic Energy of Canada.

Paul's professional interest is in electric energy systems that can provide Ontario with a reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable electrical energy supply that also provides a competitive advantage to Ontario businesses.  Paul is also interested in finding solutions to the growing underemployment problem in the engineering profession especially in Ontario which has one of the worst levels of engineering underemployment in Canada according to the Canadian National Census 2011 National Household Survey.

Paul N. Acchione, M. Eng., P. Eng., FCAE
Management Consultant