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Dietmar Reiner, BASc, P.Eng

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Dietmar Reiner is Senior Vice-President, Nuclear Projects at Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG). Appointed to this position in May 2014, he is the Senior Corporate Officer responsible for the vision, strategy and leadership for planning and executing one of the world’s largest electricity infrastructure projects: the mid-life refurbishment of OPG’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

Prior to this appointment, Reiner was the Senior Vice-President, Nuclear Refurbishment, where he was responsible for assessing the economic feasibility, obtaining the required regulatory approvals, and establishing the strategies, plans and project management approach for the Darlington Refurbishment Program.

He has more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry. He joined Ontario Hydro, the predecessor company to OPG, as an engineer in 1985 and has held increasingly senior positions in the company’s Nuclear Operations, Hydroelectric Operations, Power Systems Operations divisions, and Information Systems division.

In 1998 he served as a member on the technical panel of the province’s electricity market design committee, where he led the design of the wholesale market rules and guidelines, which launched Ontario’s open electricity market.

In 1999, he was appointed to the position Vice-President, Commercial Systems, where he was responsible for establishing the commercial infrastructure to enable OPG to successfully compete in deregulated electricity markets. He also oversaw OPG’s preparations for the opening of Ontario’s electricity market.

In 2000 he took on the role of Chief Information Officer and led the transition of OPG’s internal information systems group to an outsourced services partnership.

In 2008 he became Senior Vice-President, Inspection, Maintenance and Commercial Services, where he was responsible for providing specialized inspection and maintenance services to support the safe and reliable operation of OPG’s and Bruce Power’s nuclear generating fleets, as well as the management of OPG’s heavy water services and isotope sales businesses.

In 2010, he was appointed Senior Vice-President, Nuclear Refurbishment, where he was responsible for establishing the Darlington Refurbishment Program.

He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, as well as a PEng designation from Professional Engineers Ontario.