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Participant Info

Company
Ontario Power Authority
Location
Downtown Toronto
Position
PEY Student
Work Term
May 2014- May 2015
What are your daily responsibilities?
Economic analysis (Net present value analysis, customer interruption cost analysis), load forecast, working group meeting with Hydro One and local distribution company, mapping, technical work associated with electricity system regional planning
What were some projects you were involved in?
Integrated Resources Regional Planning in Ottawa, Brant, KWCG (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph), Northwest, West of London and York region
What were strong points of your interview? Did grades matter?
Behavioral questions only. Good grade definitely helps you to get the interview
Which skill sets/courses were most relevant to your position?
Learning ability; interpersonal skills
What did your company expect from you as a 2nd/3rd year co-op student?
Interpersonal skills; eagerness to learn
Did you like your overall PEY experience? Why or why not?
Yes. Obtain new perspectives from working with government agency; Improve communication skills; great co-workers and managers
One fun fact about your job?
Meet tons of people
Salary Range
20/hr
Other Comments
Would be great place to work if you are interested in politics and people business