This is very exciting for me. It's the first time I've ever spoken at this committee, so I thank you.
I'm going to ask a question, and then maybe each of you can contribute an answer in whatever way you feel is best. I don't want to take up all the time.
To my colleague who loves to talk about Ontario—and I'm from Ontario—I really want to focus on the national.... Every province has its own uniqueness and its own reality. I look at Prince Edward Island, and see that wind is their major source of generation. The interties that are happening on the east coast of Canada, particularly, are quite unique and quite substantive.
You mentioned Canada and the U.S., and that the U.S. really does control.... Jamie mentioned the IESO. I have toured that, and for those of you in Ontario who haven't, it really is quite fascinating, because you can see in real time the energy crossing the border—north, south, east, west—and what that energy is generated from. Whether it's coming from nuclear, what their load is, whether it's wind or solar, it's quite fascinating. I encourage you to do that. It puts this in context.
I guess I would like your thoughts on the interties, from a number of perspectives. One is in terms of energy security, both interprovincially and internationally with the U.S. We have a North American energy strategy and an MOU with the U.S. and Mexico, and we're really looking at how we can strengthen that. Your point about the U.S. controlling a lot of this is very true, but we rely on each other a lot. I lived through the blackout, as many of you did, a number of years ago.
I understand your point about solar, particularly—but it would apply to wind as well—that until there's more capacity within the system, the interties don't really play in. The goal is that they will.
Could you envision what those interties could do to increase our capacity to reach our goals under the Paris agreement, and also in terms of economic development for the regions that will be impacted by that?