Andrew Spencer has been with Hydro One Networks since 2002 and has held a variety of technical and management positions within the organization. As Hydro One’s Vice President, Transmission & Stations, Andrew now leads a team of approximately 3,000, accountable for the safe, reliable and cost effective delivery of an annual work program of $1.5 billion per year build and maintain Ontario’s electricity grid.
Hydro One is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued direct customers, $25 billion in assets and 2017 annual revenues of nearly $6 billion.
Following a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Andrew’s career began in field-service engineering roles focused on troubleshooting and support to maintenance and operations staff. In 2006 he transitioned into the manager of this team, and has taken on a number of management roles of increasing scope and complexity since. Upon joining the Asset Management unit in 2009, he led teams accountable for development of the maintenance and capital work investment plans across Hydro One transmission and distribution, and witnessed multiple times at the Ontario Energy Board as the province’s regulator. In 2014 Andrew became the Director of Engineering, and in 2017 took on broader leadership accountabilities as the Vice President of Engineering. In August 2017, Andrew accepted the opportunity to lead the Transmission & Stations business unit. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Andrew has been at the heart of many of the strategic and transformational initiatives at Hydro One.
He is the co-chair of Hydro One’s Charity Campaign and is a champion of diversity and inclusion. He challenges the status quo and strives for gender parity and inclusion in the workplace. He is a member of Hydro One’s Diversity Committee and the executive sponsor of Men Advocating for Real Change, a network of male leaders at Hydro One who identify and enable the role of men in creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.
Similar to so many others in this era, Andrew and his wife Melissa strive to bring their best to their professional lives, while also maintaining balance with their home lives, to be present and enjoy the time raising their two children ages 4 & 7.
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