Natural Resources

Energy Policy Section


The Energy Policy Section is responsible for developing, planning and coordinating policy matters relating to the province's energy sector. Responsibilities include:

  • the management/co-management of onshore and offshore petroleum exploration and development, regulatory compliance and regulatory development;
  • electricity industry governance and structure, electricity industry markets and alternative energy, and responsibility for the Electrical Power Control Act;
  • the provision of technical, economic, analytical and program design expertise to government to enable informed decisions on matters relating to energy efficiency;
  • the design and/or delivery of specific energy efficiency programs and services.



John Cowan
Assistant Deputy Minister – Energy Policy
Telephone: 709-729-1406

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