2017 Montreal Summit
GSEP celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Montreal Summit in May 2017, hosted by Hydro-Québec. Discussions centered on the theme of electricity as a tool to reduce the carbon footprint, the energy transition, utilities’ strategies for adapting to climate change, and transportation electrification. Prominent experts from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the World Energy Council (WEC), and Ouranos exchanged openly with GSEP executives. The GSEP CEOs issued the Montreal Summit Statement at the event where they state their strong belief that electricity is an essential tool for reducing the global carbon footprint and most effective means to help secure a better climate in the future while ensuring economic growth and improving the quality of life of millions of people.