2019 CGA Regulatory Course

March 4th - 6th 2019
 Delta Calgary Downtown
Calgary, AB

Faculty Biographies
Kelly R. Derksen
Kelly has been involved in Utility Regulation and Ratemaking for nearly 25 years at Manitoba Hydro and Centra Gas. She has appeared as a witness before the Manitoba Public Utilities Board and has presented at conferences, courses, and to stakeholders on many occasions. Prior to her most current role as Manager, Cost of Service, Kelly was Manager, Gas Rates and Regulatory Affairs responsible for managing the regulatory process and the liaison between the Corporation and the MPUB. In her recent role, Kelly was responsible to lead and develop the Corporation’s Cost of Service Studies (by Class) for both Electric and Natural Gas operations, rate policy and rates, as well as related regulatory strategy. She spent the last several years heavily focused on the review and development of Cost of Service methodology related to Manitoba Hydro’s electric operations, the public review of which occurred in 2016 culminating in the issuance of an Order of the Provincial Regulator in December 2016, and lead and developed the Corporation's current electric Cost of Service Study, and Zone of Reasonableness evidence currently before the MPUB. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Certified Management Accountant). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her young daughter who aspires to be a veterinarian, dentist or “you-tuber”.
Bryan Gormley
Bryan Gormley is the Director of Policy, Economics and Information at the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) and is responsible for the areas of economic policy and regulation of the natural gas distribution industry in Canada. Prior to joining CGA in 2003 Mr. Gormley worked for ten years as the Director of Market Risk and Economic Analysis with Export Development Canada and for six years as a Research Associate at the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Gormley has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a BA in Economics from Carleton University.
Anthony Ho
Anthony Ho is a Cost of Service Manager in the Regulatory Affairs group at FortisBC Energy Inc. In Anthony’s current role, he supports the financial analysis for the Company’s applications for revenue requirements, annual reviews, Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCNs), and cost of service studies as well as other matters before the British Columbia Utilities Commission. Anthony has six years in the natural gas industry with FortisBC Energy Inc. in both conservation programs and regulatory roles. Prior to his career with FortisBC Energy Inc., Anthony spent five years in Toronto, Ontario working as a consultant in the field of energy efficiency and a year in Switzerland for a natural gas turbine company. Anthony is a Professional Engineer and a member of both Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia and Professional Engineers Ontario. Anthony holds a Master of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineer from University of Toronto. In his spare time, he loves to eat and enjoys travelling with his family and young son.
Anton Kacicnik
Anton Kacicnik is Manager, Rates at Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD), Toronto, Ontario.
Anton’s career in the natural gas industry spans more than 20 years. He has seven years of experience in natural gas distribution from system construction and operation, corrosion prevention, and pipeline integrity to technology development and gas utilization applications. He has expertise in program development and economic (benefit-cost) analysis.
Anton has acquired 15 years of industry experience in regulatory processes, stakeholder relations, cost allocation and rate design, in the Regulatory Affairs department at EGD.
He has presented various gas distribution topics at major industry conferences and has published articles in leading industry publications.
Anton is a professional engineer and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
In his spare time, he enjoys travel, nature, wildlife, skiing, and golf.
Cole Nychka
Cole Nychka has been with ATCO in various engineering and regulatory roles since 2004. In his current role, Cole has been responsible for various regulatory applications filed under the Alberta Utilities Commission’s Performance Based Regulation (PBR) framework for Alberta’s distribution utilities including PBR design, utility investment, rate design, and compliance issues as well as regulatory projects supporting utility modernization. Cole is a Professional Engineer (Alberta), a Certified Associate in Project Management (Professional Management Institute), and has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from the University of Alberta.
Laurie Smith
Laurie is lead regulatory counsel to Alberta's largest gas distributor. He has appeared before NEB and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) joint panels and provincial authorities in connection with numerous power, NGL gas storage, pipeline, offshore energy and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and utility rate proceedings. He has also appeared as counsel before the federal and provincial appeal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has presented expert testimony in commercial and NAFTA arbitral proceedings; before the California Energy Commission; and appeared as a witness before the Canadian House of Commons and Senate.