Jocelyn Allard
Jocelyn B. (J.B.) Allard has been President of AQCIE, the Quebec association which promotes the common interest of industrial electricity users, since September 2016. Before joining AQCIE, he was an executive with Énergir (Gaz Métro), the main natural gas distributor in Quebec. Over the course of a career spanning more than 20years with Énergir (Gaz Métro), he served as, amongst other things, Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Assistant General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs. He is an expert on energy regulation and was the lead counsel representing the company before the Régie de l’énergie du Québec for more than 10 years. He was subsequently Executive Advisor – Strategy, serving senior management. In this role, he also served on numerous boards of directors and committees in the gas and energy industries, including as chairman of the board of the Natural Gas Technologies Centre, as a director of the Energy Council of Canada and of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, and was a member of various committees of the Canadian Gas Association. Jocelyn B. (J.B.) Allard holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws and a graduate diploma in North American Common Law from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Quebec Bar.
Steve Baker
Steve Baker became president of Union Gas Limited in January 2012. Mr. Baker joined Union Gas in 1989 and has held a number of senior leadership roles in regulatory, finance and marketing. Prior to his current role, Mr. Baker served as vice president and treasurer of Spectra Energy Corp., which was Union Gas’ parent company prior to a 2017 merger with Enbridge Inc. He also previously served as vice president of business development – storage and transmission for Union Gas, managing business development activities for storage and transmission as well as gas supply acquisition and planning, product and service development, customer support, system planning and capacity management. Mr. Baker is the current chair of the Canadian Gas Association and a member of the Ontario Energy Association’s board of directors. He is a chartered professional accountant and a certified management accountant. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in honours chartered accountancy studies from the University of Waterloo in 1986 and his Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo in 1987. Mr. Baker is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.
Nigel Bankes
Nigel Bankes is professor of law and holder of the chair of natural resources law at the University of Calgary and an adjunct professor of law with the KG Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway. He posts on developments in Canadian oil and gas and energy law at ABlawg:
John Betkoski, III
John “Jack” Betkoski III is Vice Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). Betkoski has served on Connecticut’s utility regulatory authority since 1997 when he was named a Commissioner of the Department of Public Utility Control. He was elected Vice Chairman of that body in 2007. When PURA was established on July 1, 2011 as the state’s new regulatory authority, Betkoski was appointed a Director by Governor Dannel P. Malloy and elected as Vice Chairman of the new authority. He is the former President of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC) and is the President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). In addition to his NECPUC and NARUC responsibilities, Betkoski is currently Chairman of the Connecticut Water Planning Council. Betkoski is also a member of the American Water Works Association Research Foundation’s Public Council on Drinking Water Research. He was also a member of the EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council, serving on its Water Security Working Group. Betkoski is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Griffin Hospital in Derby, and served as past Chairman of the Board of Director for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter. He is on the board of Waterbury Youth Services, VARCA, Inc. of Derby, a private non-profit agency which provides work opportunities to individuals with special needs, member of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Waterbury and Chairman of the Beacon Falls Economic Development Commission. Betkoski served as a member of the Connecticut General Assembly, representing the 105th District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, and Seymour) as a state representative from 1987-1997. He was co-chairman of the legislature’s Commerce Committee from 1993 to 1997. His experience in the legislature and in working with issues affecting the underprivileged, through various human service agencies, gives him a unique perspective on the needs of all segments of Connecticut's population. Betkoski was the Waterbury Salvation Army’s Director of Human Services from 1989-1997, and held various administrative positions in human services agencies from 1974-1989. He served on Beacon Falls’ Board of Selectmen from 1981-1987 and Board of Finance from 1979-1981. He presently serves as Chairman on the Beacon Falls Economic Development Commission. Vice Chairman Betkoski was born in Waterbury and is a lifelong resident of Beacon Falls, Connecticut. He received his B.A. from Sacred Heart University, and his M.S. and Sixth Year Diploma in Advanced Studies in Administration and Supervision from Southern Connecticut State University.
Michael Binder
Dr. Michael Binder is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the CNSC. He was appointed to this position in January 2008 and reappointed for a second five-year term, effective May 2013. As CNSC President, Dr Binder leads and manages the Commission in order to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public. His avowed mission is to ensure that Canadian nuclear facilities and activities are the safest and most secure in the world. Throughout an extensive career in the federal public service, Dr. Binder has held senior positions at Industry Canada, the Department of Communications, the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Ministry of State for Urban Affairs and the Defence Research Board. During his tenure as Industry Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Dr. Binder oversaw Canada’s transition to a network economy. He also managed the regulation of telecommunication industries, promotion of electronic commerce, and development and use of world-class information and communications technologies for the economic, social and cultural benefit of Canadians. Dr. Binder holds a PhD. in physics from the University of Alberta.
Randall Block
Randall Block is a partner in our Commercial Litigation and Regulatory Group in our Calgary office. Randall specializes in all forms of dispute resolution in the energy and oil & gas industries, including commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. He is recognized as one of the world's leading lawyers in these fields by the foremost legal ranking directories. Randall has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator and various arbitral panels; he has also sat as an arbitrator. Randall has written and lectured on various issues in energy and regulatory law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005, and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2010.
Alex Boston
Alex has two decades of experience in climate and energy policy, planning and engagement, serving local and senior governments, real estate developers, utilities, university think tanks, municipal associations and non-profits. Alex has led community climate and energy services for boutique urban planning and design firms, and global engineering consultancy, Golder Associates. He was a senior policy analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation. He has led multiple award-winning community energy plans recognized for innovative carbon modeling and mapping, implementation readiness and powerful triple bottom line analysis. Alex takes a systemic problem-solving approach, integrating climate action with other resonant priorities: affordability, jobs, congestion, farmland protection, public health, and civic infrastructure deficit management.
Indy Butany-DeSouza
As VP, Regulatory Affairs, Indy has over 17 years of experience in the electricity sector in varied positions including strategy, rates, regulatory affairs, government relations, privacy, compliance, strategic business development, corporate planning, and finance. Indy now leads the Regulatory Affairs department for the newly formed Alectra Utilities. Indy is a primary strategist behind developing policy positions for emerging issues from the Ontario Energy Board, Ministry of Energy, and Independent Electricity System Operator. Indy led the submission of a Merger, Amalgamation, Acquisition and Divestiture (MAADS) Application for Alectra’s merger, the largest electricity utility consolidation in Ontario’s history. Indy led the development of evidence for application filings and defense, and provided evidence as an expert witness during proceedings. Indy has previously held senior roles at Horizon Utilities, Carbon Capital Management, EPCOR and Direct Energy. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from McMaster University.
The Honourable Jim Carr
James Gordon Carr has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years. He began his career as a musician, as an oboist and trustee with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He then moved on to journalism, working as an editorial writer and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press as well as a reporter for CBC Radio. Jim entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. He was also the deputy leader of his party. Jim later went on to become the founding CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba, where he worked alongside business leaders to address issues critical to Manitobans and Canadians. Jim has been an active volunteer with a number of local, provincial, and national organizations. He was the founding co-chair of the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council, and is a former member of the boards of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Canada West Foundation, and the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba. Jim’s community leadership has earned him numerous awards, including the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Order of Manitoba.
Sean Conway
Sean Conway is currently a Public Policy Advisor at the Gowling WLG law firm here in Toronto. He is also a visiting professor at Ryerson University. From 1975 to 2003, he served as a Liberal member in the Ontario Legislature from the Ottawa Valley. From 1985-990, he was the Minister of Education in the government of Premier David Peterson. In 2015, he was appointed as Chairman of an expert panel to advise the Ontario Government on issues relating to the development of a highly skilled workforce.
Jim Coyne
James M. Coyne, Senior Vice President, is an energy industry expert who provides financial, regulatory, and strategic support services to clients in the power and gas utilities industries. Drawing upon his industry and regulatory expertise, he regularly advises utilities, public agencies and investors on business strategies, investment evaluations, cross-border trade, rate and regulatory policy, capital cost determinations and energy markets. He is a frequent speaker and author of numerous articles on the energy industry and regularly provides expert testimony before federal, state, and provincial jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. He testifies on matters pertaining to the cost of capital, capital structure, business risk, alternative ratemaking mechanisms, and regulatory policy. Prior to Concentric, Mr. Coyne worked in senior consulting positions focused on North American utilities industries, in corporate planning for an integrated energy company, and in regulatory and policy positions in Maine and Massachusetts. Mr. Coyne holds a B.S. in Business from Georgetown University with honors and an M.S. in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire.
Murray Doehler
Murray E. Doehler was appointed as a Member of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board in September, 2005. Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr. Doehler had been a Partner with Deloitte's and subsequently practiced as a management consultant with Syntel Consultancy Inc. and Gaia Corporation, where he was President. As a management consultant, he has worked with a variety of public and private sector clients, both in Nova Scotia and internationally in Vietnam, Thailand, Fiji, Tonga, Niue, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu, Samoa, and Cook Islands. An active participant in the community, Mr. Doehler has had significant involvement with the City of Halifax (Alderman), Halifax District School Board (Chair), Red Cross, Neptune Theatre, Cathedral Church of All Saints (Warden), the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Symphony Nova Scotia, Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network, the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. Mr. Doehler holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie) and Mount Allison University and has his designation as a Chartered Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, life member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, member and past Chair of CAMPUT member of NARUC and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.
Timothy M. Egan
Timothy M. Egan became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Gas Association in September 2010. Prior to his appointment he spent much of his career in energy and resource consulting, including a decade as President of the High Park Group (HPG), a public affairs consulting firm. Mr. Egan is publisher of the Energy Regulation Quarterly, and editor of the magazine Energy. He serves as Canada’s representative on the International Gas Union (IGU), the global association for the natural gas industry, where he sits on the Executive Committee and serves as the Regional Coordinator for North America. He has an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Ottawa, and common and civil law degrees from McGill University. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1995. He is married to Patricia (nee Armstrong) and they have five daughters.
Dan Ford
Daniel F. Ford is Managing Director and Head of North America Utilities Equity Research at UBS. Prior to joining UBS in January 2018, Mr. Ford served as Managing Director at Barclays covering a group of 61, energy, utility and environmental service stocks comprising close to USD 500 billion in market cap. Previously, he covered electric utility stocks at Lehman Brothers, ABN AMRO, HSBC Securities, Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Ford has received a number of awards. Most recently, he was ranked third in the 2017 Institutional Investor All-Star Analyst Survey. He has been ranked in the top three in both the Institutional Investor All-Star Analyst Survey and Greenwich Survey since 2001. Mr. Ford holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, he was an All-American in track and field. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and is currently Chair. Dan lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Renee, and their four daughters.
Julia Frayer
Julia Frayer is a Managing Director at London Economics International LLC (“LEI”) with more than 20 years of experience providing expert insights and consulting services in the power and infrastructure industries. Julia specializes in the analysis and economic issues related to energy infrastructure assets, including transmission and distribution network utilities, regulated and deregulated retail businesses, gas transportation networks, generation businesses and power marketing firms. Julia has also worked in the water and wastewater sector. Although based out of the Boston, Massachusetts office, Julia has worked extensively across all of the US, in Canada, Europe, and Asia. Julia manages LEI’s quantitative, financial and business practice areas, and has built an in-house competency in issues related to wholesale power market analysis, evaluation of generation assets, and development of transmission infrastructure. Julia’s key areas of expertise include advisory of the United States market design and restructuring, regulated tariff design (cost of service, performance-based ratemaking, long run incremental cost), development of ISO market rules and auction design, renewable energy policy, asset valuation and market analysis, competitive procurement, and financial modeling. Julia’s professional experience spans both regulated and deregulated market issues. She has worked on rate design issues as part of complex commercial negotiations in the deregulated energy arena. She has also worked on regulated transmission and distribution rate design issues, including advising on best practices for incentivizing transmission investment and the efficacy of different transmission cost allocation methodologies. In recent years, Julia has led numerous engagements focusing on performance-based ratemaking (“PBR”) in Canada and internationally. Her experience includes: analysis of distribution utility businesses in Europe and the UK under various PBR schemes, including yardstick regulation, RPI-X, and RIIO. Julia also provided expert testimony in support of FortisAlberta’s first generation PBR plan before the Alberta Utilities Commission. In Ontario, Julia has testified before the Ontario Energy Board on numerous occasions, including analysis of the impact of an I-X regime for Enbridge Gas Distribution in its most recent incentive ratemaking plan, determination of the inflation and productivity factor components on behalf of the Coalition of Large Distributors in Ontario in the 3rd generation Incentive Regulation Mechanism proceeding. And most recently, she supported Ontario Power Generation in developing its I-X proposal for its regulated hydroelectric business. Julia has also provided advise to international utilities and investors. She has led workshops on PBR matters in Latin American and South America. In 2016, she was part of the team advising one of the largest Asian vertically-integrated utilities on its incentive-based rate design plan. Julia was also the principal author of a whitepaper entitled “Performance based ratemaking in Canada – current practice, key principles and lessons learned in forming a regulatory regime” which she at the Vancouver sessions of the 2011 CAMPUT.
Monica Gattinger
Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies and Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa. Professor Gattinger’s research and engagement focus on cultural policies in Canada and energy policies in North America. What links the two is her interest in understanding and strengthening public policy and regulation in the context of fast-paced innovation, technological change and markets, fundamental social and value change, and lower public trust in government, industry, science and expertise. She is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a member of the International Advisory Board of the DC-based think tank the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, a member of the Advisory Councils for Pollution Probe's Energy Exchange and Energy Ambassadors initiatives, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the University of Ottawa Press and the journal Canadian Public Administration. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Carleton University.
Nicole Geneau
Ms. Geneau is leading the launch of a new Energy Solutions business at M. A. Mortenson Companies focused on the electrification of urban and transportation infrastructure, microgrids, distributed energy resources, grid optimization and futurizing the current built environment. Previously, Nicole led renewable energy development for NextEra Energy Resources in Canada and managed an investment portfolio of new energy technology development focused on bridging the gap between research and commercialization in the sector. In 2012 and 2013, she was elected to CanWEA’s Ontario and Atlantic Caucuses and was the Co-Chair of the Ontario Electricity Sector Council from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Geneau completed a Sloan Fellowship in Innovation and Leadership at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, is a Chevening Fellow in the Economics of Energy from the University of Reading, UK and has a BComm from Queen’s University. She was on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy for over 10 years, including acting as Treasurer, ending in 2013.
Ray Gorman
Raymond Gorman was appointed as Chairperson and CEO of the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board in 2007. He had previously served as a commissioner on the New Brunswick Public Utilities Board during the 1990’s. Prior to serving on the Board, he practiced law with the firm Gorman Nason, where his focus was on administrative and litigation law. He also had an active labour arbitration practice. Mr. Gorman is a member of the New Brunswick Law Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals. He is involved in various national and international organizations such as CAMPUT, where he served as past president, NARUC and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, where he sat on the Members Representative Committee and the Reliability Issues Steering Committee.
Willie Grieve
Willie Grieve became the AUC’s first permanent chair on February 1, 2008. Mr. Grieve is a graduate of Carleton University in political science and the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Law Society of Alberta, and received an Alberta QC designation in 2012. Mr. Grieve has been involved in utility regulation and competition policy for more than 30 years and played a significant role in the regulatory evolution of Canada’s telecommunications sector. Most recently Mr. Grieve was vice-president of regulatory affairs with TELUS Corp. Earlier, Mr. Grieve practised law in Saskatoon, Sask., concentrating on public utility and telecommunications regulation and competition policy as well as construction law. He has acted for and appeared before the Public Utilities Review Commission of Saskatchewan, the government of Canada, SaskTel, the Stentor Alliance of major Canadian telecommunications companies and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Mr. Grieve has also appeared as an expert witness for Canada’s Bureau of Competition Policy, and worked with the government of Poland and the People’s Republic of China in areas related to regulation and competition policy. His academic work has been published in the United States, Japan and Austria. Mr. Grieve has been responsible for setting the overall regulatory tone of the AUC and for leading its efforts to explore the efficacy of different styles and manners of utility regulation. He has also initiated procedural reviews within the AUC in the areas of rate and facilities regulation to rationalize and streamline procedures. Mr. Grieve has led and chaired AUC panels that have issued major regulatory decisions in each of the areas of rates, facilities and markets. Mr. Grieve is a former professional musician and an active community volunteer. He previously served as chair of CAMPUT, Canada’s association of energy regulators; a member of the board of governors of MacEwan University; co-chair of the Concordia University College of Alberta’s advisory board for business management; a member of the Fringe Theatre Adventures board of directors, and president of the Edmonton Eclipse Junior A Lacrosse Club.
Benjamin Grunfeld
Benjamin Grunfeld is a Managing Director in the global Energy practice at Navigant and the Canadian Power and Utilities Sector Lead. He is a trusted advisor to senior leaders across the energy sector value chain in Canada, including electricity and natural gas utilities, independent power companies, manufacturers, regulators, end-users, and governments. He has considerable consulting project experience in the areas of strategy and operations, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, energy efficiency and demand-side management programming, power generation procurement, regulatory economics, electricity market design and operations, and energy policy. He is a recognized expert on the energy sector in Canada and has served as an expert witness in regulatory and civil matters. Benjamin has also worked in vertically integrated and restructured markets across North America, as well as a range of developed and emerging economies around the world. Benjamin has an M.Sc. in Management and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University.
Mike Harcourt
Mike Harcourt served as Premier of British Columbia 1991-96 and prior to that mayor of Vancouver. Mr. Harcourt helped the province earn its reputation as one of the most liveable places in the world. After stepping down from politics, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy. There, Mr. Harcourt served on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Urban Sustainability Program. He was also a federally appointed BC Treaty Commissioner and was Chair of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee for Cities and Communities, mandated to examine the future of Canada’s cities and communities. Mr. Harcourt is the lead faculty of United Way's Public Policy Institute, Chair of AGE-WELL Board, a national NGO focussed on improving the quality of life for aging Canadians, and on Advisory Board of Canada’s ECOFISCAL Commission. He is Chair of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow), to help create sustainable cities and communities with smart energy plans. His exemplary career as Lawyer, Community Activist, and Politician has been honoured with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, Canadian Urban institute’s Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award, and Order of Canada. Harcourt brings his experience and enthusiasm to the stage when speaking on the importance of creating vibrant, sustainable cities and communities.
Brenden Hunter
Brenden Hunter is a partner in the Calgary office and member of Fasken’s Global Energy Group. Brenden’s career has been spent in private practice, where he has focused on assisting energy companies in regulatory proceedings. Brenden’s project experience includes acting for and advising applicants on high voltage electrical transmission facilities, renewable energy projects, including hydro, solar and wind farm projects, telecommunications facilities and oil and gas extraction facilities and pipelines. Brenden also advises and assists regulated utilities with their rate related applications, including rate design and tariff applications. Brenden is a member of one of Alberta’s largest Cree First Nations, Saddle Lake Cree Nation. With significant experience engaging with First Nations and other Indigenous groups in Canada from coast to coast, Brenden also advises on Indigenous consultation issues and negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements on behalf of clients.
Karen Hutt
Karen Hutt has been with the Emera Inc. family of companies since 2001. Currently she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc.; a role she assumed in August 2016. Karen is passionately focused on bringing the customer into the centre of every conversation and helping prepare Nova Scotia Power for the changing energy landscape. Karen first joined Nova Scotia Power in 2001. Through progressively senior roles, she has led a range of customer, strategy, business growth and regulatory initiatives in markets as diverse as Canada, New England, New Mexico and Florida. Previously, as Emera’s Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Karen was part of the team who executed the TECO Energy transaction; a transformational deal that doubled the size of Emera. Prior to that, she served as Emera Energy’s Executive Vice President, Commercial, and President, Northeast Wind. In all of her roles, Karen has demonstrated a strong focus on building strategic relationships, achieving results through teamwork, creating growth, and applying innovative thinking to meet customer needs. An active supporter of the local community, Karen currently serves as Chair of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She also serves on the Acadia Board of Governors. Karen is a past Trustee of the IWK Foundation Board and Past-Chair of the Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia Board of Directors. Karen has degrees from Acadia University and Mount Saint Vincent University, and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Peter Hyslop
Peter Hyslop was admitted to the New Brunswick bar in 1984. Immediately thereafter he bravely struck out as a self-styled country lawyer and sole practitioner the Town of Hartland, New Brunswick. As a result, he professes to be equally incompetent in all areas of the law. For a brief period of his career he was associated with the firm, Barry Spalding in Saint John, New Brunswick. It was at this time that he was appointed, by the then Tory government, to act as the Public Intervener with respect to the refurbishment of Coleson Cove for the use of Venezuelan Orimulsion, as well as the refurbishment of NB Power’s nuclear reactor at Point LePreau. After the Coleson Cove refurbishment was approved, it was discovered the contract for Orimulsion had not been signed. Further, while he was successful in arguing before the PUB that the Pt. LePreau refurbishment was too risky, the government of the day overruled the PUB’s decision in the lead up to the 2006 general election. He finally acted as public intervener in the Province’s first general rate case in 13 years. The rate case lasted 67 days. He was successful in arguing that the large power users pay an increase of 9.7%, but the Government of the day reversed the decision three days after the PUB’s decision was released. Mr. Hyslop dabbled in politics running unsuccessfully as a last minute (Tory) candidate in the 2006 general election. Mr. Hyslop returned to his sole practice in 2008 where his Golden retriever, Daisy, now works as official greeter. Mr. Hyslop now finds time to work on his golf game and serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Symphony New Brunswick. He has been married 40 years to his wife Alice and has two adult children, Justin and Hayley.
Amanda Klein
Amanda Klein is Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at Toronto Hydro, leading the legal, regulatory and government relations teams. Her work takes her to the front lines of a large utility back-office, touching broadly on advocacy, stakeholder relations and technical policy and legal issues. Amanda has a law degree from the University of British Columbia, has held progressively senior roles during her time at Toronto Hydro, and prior to that, was a commercial litigator at a law firm in Toronto.
Rosemarie Leclair
Rosemarie T. Leclair was appointed Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Energy Board (the Board) on April 6, 2011. Ms. Leclair has spent almost 20 years in the municipal public sector. Her roles during that time included 15 years with the City of Ottawa, where she held several senior positions, including five years as Deputy City Manager of Public Works and Services. In 2005, Ms. Leclair joined the Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies (Hydro Ottawa) as President and CEO. She has also served as a Special Advisor to the Province of Ontario. Ms. Leclair has served on the Board of Directors for various energy associations along with the United Way/Centraide Ottawa. She is a member of the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors, was twice named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (2007 and 2010), and was recognized as an Honoured Champion by the United Nations Association in Canada on the occasion of International Women’s Day in 2009. Ms. Leclair earned a degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Ottawa and became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1985.
Louis Legault
Mr. Legault was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1988. He has had an extensive general litigation practice, including property damage as well as personal injury claims, administrative law (labour law, injunctions, evocations), collection, theft of service, commercial law and finally, regulatory work within Hydro-Québec’s legal department, of which he was head of litigation from 2001 to 2003. Since 2008, Mr. Legault has been with the Régie de l’énergie as Commission Counsel and was appointed General Counsel of the Régie in October of 2012. Mr. Legault is also a Member of the Barreau du Québec’s Disciplinary Committee, Chair of Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT), Member of Québec’s Municipal Commission’s Independent Committee charged with establishing the list of ethics Advisors in Municipal matters and finally, member of the Barreau de Montréal’s Liaison Committee with the Régie de l’énergie.
Pauline McLean
Pauline McLean joined the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in 2009, and is currently the Director for Legal and Regulatory Affairs, as well as the Associate General Counsel. A lawyer by training, Pauline began her career with the AESO in the Legal Department, providing counsel to a broad number of client groups, including IT, Regulatory, Operations, Finance, Corporate Security, Inter-jurisdictional Affairs, Communications and Human Resources. In 2012, Pauline transitioned to the role of Senior Program Manager and Legal Counsel for the “Competitive Process.” The “Competitive Process” initiative was a complex, first of its kind program that involved the development and implementation of a large scale procurement process and associated contractual arrangement for high voltage, bulk transmission infrastructure. In 2015, Pauline was promoted to Director for the Competitive Process and over the course of the next two years was accountable for developing and implementing a novel debt funding competition which was necessary to financially close the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project, which was the winning project awarded through the Competitive Process. Following the successful financial close of this project in the fall of 2017, Pauline moved on to the role of Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Associate General Counsel. Pauline’s new team manages all legal and regulatory matters for the AESO and plays a key role in the ongoing advancement of the Renewable Electricity Program and Capacity Market in Alberta. Prior to joining the AESO, Pauline worked in private practice in the Business Law group at Macleod Dixon LLP (now Norton Role Fulbright Canada LLP). She advised clients in the areas of general business law and technology enterprises, with an emphasis on procurement, outsourcing, general corporate commercial matters, intellectual property and brand management. Pauline holds degrees in Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology, and Law, both from the University of Calgary.
Diana McQueen
Ms. McQueen has extensive energy and environmental public policy experience at regional, provincial and international levels, as well as entrepreneurial experience in operating an independent business. Diana has her own consulting business and is a Senior Policy advisor and Business Development Manager in the fields of Energy, Environment, Aboriginal and Municipal issues. As Minister of Environment, Diana was instrumental in creating the Alberta Energy Regulator which streamlined three regulatory bodies into an effective one window regulatory process for Oil, Gas, Oilsands and Coal in Alberta, thus reducing duplication while increasing environmental outcomes. Ms. McQueen joined the board of MEG Energy in October, 2015, and is a member of the Compensation and governance committees. Diana is also a board member of WaterNext. In public service, Ms. McQueen held various Alberta provincial cabinet roles, including Minister of Energy, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resourse Development and Climate Change, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Government House Leader, and member of Treasury Board, and Agenda & Priorities. Prior to her roles with the Alberta government, Ms. McQueen served for ten years at the municipal level as Mayor and Councillor, she also served as Vice President Towns with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. Diana also worked for Amoco Canada for several years in the accounting and special projects areas, and she is a member of ICD, Institute for Corporate Directors.
Philip Moeller
The Honorable Philip D. Moeller is Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). EEI is the association that represents all of the nation’s investor-owned electric companies. Mr. Moeller has significant responsibility over a broad range of issues that affect the future structure of the electric power industry and new rules in evolving competitive markets. He has responsibility over the strategic areas of energy supply and finance, environment, energy delivery, energy services, federal and state regulatory issues, and international affairs. EEI’s member companies increasingly are focused on delivering innovative solutions that meet customers’ changing expectations. Mr. Moeller works with EEI’s member companies to identify policy solutions and business opportunities to better serve customers. Prior to joining EEI in February 2016, Mr. Moeller served as a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ending his tenure as the second-longest serving member of the Commission. In office from 2006 through 2015, Mr. Moeller ended his service as the only Senate-confirmed member of the federal government appointed by both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. At FERC, Mr. Moeller championed policies promoting improved wholesale electricity markets, increasing investment in electric transmission and natural gas pipeline infrastructure, and enhancing the coordination of the electric power and natural gas industries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Moeller headed the Washington, D.C., office of Alliant Energy Corporation. He also served as a Senior Legislative Assistant for Energy Policy to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA), and as the Staff Coordinator of the Washington State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee in Olympia, Washington. Mr. Moeller was born in Chicago and raised on a ranch near Spokane, Washington. He received a BA in Political Science from Stanford University.
Ian Mondrow
Ian Mondrow is a Partner, in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, practising in the area of energy regulation and policy. Since being called to the Ontario Legal Bar in 1991, Ian has represented electricity generators, transmitters, distributors, energy retailers, energy services providers, electrical contractors, and natural gas and electricity consumers before the Ontario Energy Board, the Canadian National Energy Board and other Canadian regulatory forums. Ian advises on natural gas and electricity energy policy, regulatory policy, regulatory processes, rates and tariffs, and compliance and licensing. Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Ian practised at a prominent national firm, served as special advisor to the chair of the Ontario Energy Board, and was vice-president, government and regulatory affairs with a major integrated energy retail and solutions company.
David Morton
David M. Morton is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the BC Utilities Commission, since December 31, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Chair, he served as Commissioner from November 2010 - December 30, 2015. Mr. Morton also has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology sector. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, University of Toronto; Professional Engineer (British Columbia); Licentiate in Accounting, Society of Management Accountants Canada; and is certified with the ICD.D designation in 2013 by the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is an active volunteer in his community, as the President of the West Vancouver Community Arts Council, which operates a waterfront art gallery and concert venue and the Chair of the West Vancouver Public Art Advisory Committee. He also serves on the board of the Arts Cub, the largest theatre company in Western Canada - "alive on three stages" in Vancouver.
Paul Murphy
Paul has been involved with the planning and operation of the Ontario and North American electric system for over 35 years and is currently Chair of MaRS Advanced Energy Centre’s Advisory Board. The Advanced Energy Centre is a ground breaking public-private partnership focused on driving economic growth and sustainable job creation by helping to deploy leading technologies at home and exporting our energy technology and expertise to international markets. Paul also serves on the Board of Whitby Hydro Energy Corporation, a mid-sized Ontario local distribution company. Prior to this, Paul was President and CEO of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator, responsible for directing the reliable operation of the Ontario power system and for administering the competitive electricity market. While with the IESO, Paul was the founding Chair of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum. The Forum brings together members from the utility sector, industry associations, non-profit organizations, public agencies and universities to propose a vision for a smart grid in Ontario and examine the many components that comprise it. Paul has a BSc in Applied Science from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Mike O’Boyle
Mike O’Boyle is the Electricity Policy Manager for Energy Innovation. He works for the firm’s Power Sector Transformation program to uncover policy and technology solutions for a clean, reliable, and affordable U.S. electricity system. Mike is also a leading expert and content manager for America’s Power Plan, a platform for innovative thinkers—including policymakers, advocates, and utility stakeholders—to reform the utility regulatory model and identify opportunities for grid transformation and optimization. He has worked with stakeholders from a variety of states—including California, New York, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Minnesota, etc.—to help improve the link between public policy goals and the motivations of electric utilities.
Pierre-Olivier Pineau
Pierre-Oliver Pineau (PhD, HEC Montréal, 2000) is a professor at the Department of Decision Sciences of HEC Montréal and holds the Chair in Energy Sector Management since December 2013. He is an energy policy and management specialist, with a focus on electricity reforms. He has published many papers on the energy sector, most of them exploring the links between energy and some aspects of sustainable development. He participates regularly in the public debate on energy and has authored many reports for the government and other public organizations. He is a CIRANO Fellow, member of the CAEE, CIRODD and institute EDDEC. Before joining HEC Montreal, he was an associate professor at the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria (2001-2006).
Anda Ray
Mrs. Anda Ray serves as the senior vice president of External Relations and Technical Resources at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and Chair of the Board of EPRI International, Inc. She is responsible for international engagement, external relations, communications, strategic initiatives and the customer experience. She joined EPRI in September 2013 to lead their Energy and Environment research. Prior to EPRI, Anda spent over 30 years with the Tennessee Valley Authority, a $12 billion U.S. federal electric utility corporation. She served in several executive positions whose scope of responsibilities spanned most aspects of operations, including nuclear power, engineering services, renewables, fossil, transmission, environment, construction, R&D, government affairs, and corporate strategy. Anda has testified before Congress and been interviewed by several print and broadcast media outlets, including “60 Minutes”, National Public Radio, Harvard Business Review and Wall Street Journal. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Physics and an advanced degree in Solid State Physics.
Alex Ross
Mr. Ross is acting General Counsel of the NEB (National Energy Board), where he started in 2001. Mr. Ross has over 20 years of experience as legal counsel in the energy regulatory field, in both private and government practice. Before joining the NEB, Mr. Ross was counsel in the regulatory group of Denton’s Canada (formerly Fraser Milner Casgrain), where he advised energy and energy infrastructure firms on regulatory and environmental law matters. Prior to assuming executive responsibilities at the NEB, Mr. Ross was counsel to the Board for numerous public hearings involving significant facility and toll& tariff applications, as well as litigation matters.
Kristi Sebalj
Kristi Sebalj is the Registrar at the Ontario Energy Board where she adjudicates preliminary matters, provides legal, strategic and regulatory advice and oversees regulatory processes as well the consumer engagement framework. For nearly a decade, Kristi acted as lead counsel in a wide variety of hearings before the Ontario Energy Board. She has also represented clients before other energy tribunals, including the National Energy Board. Prior to joining the Ontario Energy Board, Kristi worked as a regulatory and business lawyer at McInnes Cooper (Halifax), Power Budd LLP (Toronto) and then McMillan LLP (Toronto) where she was a partner and Co-Chair of the Energy Group. Kristi is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School in Halifax where she received both a Bachelor of Laws and a Certificate in Marine Environmental Law. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from McMaster University and is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and of the Law Society of Ontario.
George Vegh
George Vegh is the head of McCarthy Tétrault’s Toronto energy regulation practice, where he provides advocacy and advisory services to private and public sector clients. George’s main focus is on regulatory and wholesale market governance in the energy sector. George also has extensive experience in working with generators and other market participants to address the impacts of federal and provincial climate change regulation. Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, George was General Counsel of the Ontario Energy Board. George is a leader in the energy sector, having served as Chair of the Ontario Energy Association and the IESO Market Forum. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario. He also led a number of industry initiatives, including Task Forces on Distribution Rate Regulation, Infrastructure Renewal, Distributed Generation and Transmission Connection for Renewable Generation. George is an Adjunct Professor of Energy Law at the University of Toronto Law School, the School of Public Policy & Governance, the University of Calgary Law School and at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he is also the Program Director for the Masters Program in Energy and Infrastructure Law.
David Victor
David Victor is a professor of international relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. Prof. Victor earned a PhD at MIT (Political Science) and A.B. at Harvard University. He has spent more than 30 years as a scholar and adviser to advising firms, governments and NGOs on a wide range of energy and environmental issues. His research focuses on regulated industries and how regulation affects the operation of major energy markets. He is author of more than 300 research articles, essays and books—including "Global Warming Gridlock" (Cambridge University Press), recognized by The Economist as one of the best books of 2011. He was a convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations-sanctioned international body with 195 country members that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He chairs the Community Engagement Panel for decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant south of Los Angeles and is on the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute.
James A. Wachowich
James or Jim Wachowich is a lawyer in Edmonton Alberta and provides legal counsel to the Consumers’ Coalition of Alberta or its members in matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). He has also appeared before the National Energy Board (NEB) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). These representations or interventions are made on behalf of residential customers and seek to insure rates charged by utilities (electric, natural gas and telephone companies) are fair and set in compliance with the legislation governing utility regulation and accordance with sound economic and regulatory principles. Jim is frequently called upon by media to comment on matters of consumer issues and utility regulation and he has made numerous presentations to industry, government and the public on this issue. Jim is married, and he and his wife have two adult children. On top of everything else Jim is an avid reader, technology enthusiast, sometime bicycle commuter, beer league hockey player and aging downhill and cross-country skier.
Bob Watts
Bob is an executive with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. The focus of his work includes examining ways the NWMO can the contribute to the reconciliation process in Canada, finding ways to ensure partnership is the cornerstone of relationship building with Indigenous and municipal communities and leading both policy and practical processes to interweave Indigenous knowledge and western science. Bob Watts has been involved in many major Indigenous issues in Canada over the past 20 years and led the process, with support from across Canada and internationally, to establish Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is examining and will make recommendations regarding the Indian Residential School era and its legacy. He was Interim Executive Director of the Commission and was a member of the team, which negotiated the historic Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. He is an adjunct professor and distinguished fellow in the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, and a frequent speaker on Aboriginal issues. Mr. Watts is also a former CEO of the Assembly of First Nations, served as the Chief of Staff to the Assembly of First Nations‘ National Chief Phil Fontaine, and is a former Assistant Deputy Minister for the Government of Canada. He is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and fellow at the Harvard Law School. Mr. Watts is from Mohawk and Ojibway ancestry and is a member of the Six Nations Reserve.