Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA)
Vittoria Bellissimo is the Executive Director of the Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA), a market, policy and regulatory advocacy organization that includes consumers from oil and gas, pipelines, agriculture, forest products, petrochemicals and steel industries. IPCAA is the largest electricity consumer organization in Alberta, and its members have an active interest in promoting a competitive electricity market.
Vittoria also serves as the Vice-Chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta, a government agency with a mandate to: raise awareness among energy consumers of energy use and the associated economic and environmental consequences; promote, design and deliver programs and carry out other activities related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small scale energy systems in Alberta; and promote the development of an energy efficiency services industry in Alberta.
Previously, Vittoria was a Project Manager in Market Structure at the Ontario Power Authority, and had roles in procurement at the Ontario Ministry of Energy, renewable energy research at the Scottish Parliament, and Construction IT at the University of Maribor, Slovenia.
Vittoria has a M.Sc. in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada. She is a licensed professional engineer (Ontario).