CAMPUT 2018 Program

This year CAMPUT will be hosting two breakfasts which will be open to all participants.  Registration for both breakfasts is limited to 80 people each.   Spots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis, at the time you register for the conference.  You may register for both breakfasts.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday 05/08/2018
1:00 pm - 8:00 pmRegistration
Foyer Canadian Room
7:00 pm - 8:30 pmOpening Reception
Ontario Room

Wednesday 05/09/2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
Foyer Canadian Room
7:15 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
Canadian Foyer/Ontario Room
7:15 am - 8:30 amWomen In Energy Breakfast (preregistration required / space is limited)
Alberta Room
Building upon the success of last year, please join us as we highlight the experiences of women in the industry as they share details of their successes and challenges. After comments from our panel of inspirational women, we will open the floor up for questions and discussion.
8:45 am - 9:00 amOpening Remarks
Canadian Room
Louis Legault, Chair, CAMPUT
Rosemarie Leclair, Chair, Ontario Energy Board
9:00 am - 10:00 amOpening Address
Canadian Room
Mike Harcourt, Former Premier of British Columbia and former Mayor of Vancouver
10:00 am - 10:30 amNetworking Break
Foyer Canadian Room
10:30 am - 12:00 pmStriking the right balance – the relationship between regulators and government
Canadian Room
Moderator: Sean Conway, Distinguished Research Fellow, Ryerson Centre for Urban Energy
John Betkoski, III, President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
George Vegh, Counsel, McCarthy Tetrault
Diana McQueen, Advisor, Former Alberta Government Minister, Hatch
Governments set overall policy for the energy sector through legislation and regulation. The regulator’s role is to implement that policy in an independent, transparent, consistent and efficient manner. The degree to which a regulatory tribunal operates independently from the government is a matter of fine balance. Independence is not isolation. A regulator’s technical expertise and regulatory experience can inform government policy development. How should that “conversation” take place? Where is the boundary between policy development and policy implementation? How do we find the sweet spot that optimises both functions?
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
Canadian Room
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFuture Proofing
Canadian Room
Moderator: David Victor, Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, University of California: San Diego
Anda Ray, Senior Vice President, External Relations and Technical Resources and Chief Sustainability Officer, Electric Power Research Institute
Benjamin Grunfeld, Managing Director, Energy, Navigant
Alex Boston, Executive Director, Renewable Cities
Future Proofing is a term of art used to describe a process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimizing the shocks and stresses of future events. Regulators receive many views of what the future will hold from those seeking approval to spend or build infrastructure to accommodate their vision of the future. A panel experienced in scenario planning from various sectors including energy, urban planning, etc. will discuss the art of predicting, and perhaps offer some predictions.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmNetworking Break
Foyer Canadian Room
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmAboriginal Consultation and Accommodation – Getting It Right
Canadian Room
Moderator: Bob Watts, Vice-president, Indigenous Affairs, Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
Brenden Hunter, Partner, Fasken Martineau
Alex Ross, General Counsel (Acting), National Energy Board
Recent Supreme Court decisions have highlighted the important role regulators may play in First Nations’ consultation and accommodation. In this session we will review how regulators are reacting to this latest direction from the Court and consider what steps regulators may now be required to take to facilitate Crown consultation and to assess the adequacy of that consultation, having regard to the roles played by project proponents, interveners and the Crown.
Free Evening

Thursday 05/10/2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
Foyer Canadian Room
7:15 am - 8:15 amBreakfast
Canadian Foyer/Ontario Room
7:15 am - 8:15 amCareers Breakfast (preregistration required / space is limited)
Alberta Room
Ever wondered about the path to becoming CEO of a major utility? What it takes to become head of regulatory department? How to become a board member hearing regulatory cases? For those considering the next stage in their career, this breakfast aims to provide some insights into the paths followed and challenges faced by the individuals on the panel.
8:30 am - 10:00 amDe-carbonization – how is it impacting the natural gas and electricity sectors?
Canadian Room
Moderator: Nigel Bankes, Professor, Chair of Natural Resources Law, University of Calgary
Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montreal (Université de Montréal)
Pauline McLean, Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Associate General Counsel , Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
At both a federal and provincial level, many Canadian governments are adopting de-carbonization policies. This has resulted in several changes in the energy sector; some obvious, some less so. Natural gas companies are facing increasing restrictions on their core commodity. On the electricity side, de-carbonization is expected to spur investment in renewable generation sources, which may in turn pose challenges for existing infrastructure such as transmission. Our panel will discuss the latest trends and how the industry is preparing to adjust to a less carbon intensive future.
10:00 am - 10:30 amNetworking Break
Foyer Canadian Room
10:30 am - 12:00 pmEmerging Technologies – How to prepare for the challenges of the future
Canadian Room
Moderator: Paul Murphy, Board Chair, Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS
Philip Moeller, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute
Nicole Geneau, Strategy and Market Development Director, High Voltage Transmission Group, Mortenson
Karen Hutt, President and CEO, Nova Scotia Power
There is no question that new technologies are headed our way, probably in the short term. What technologies can we expect? Which of them will be easy to embrace, and which will be potentially disruptive? And how can regulators most effectively prepare for these challenges?
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLuncheon and Keynote Speaker
Canadian Room
The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmAlternate Regulatory Approaches
Canadian Room
Moderator: Jim Coyne, Senior Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors
Julia Frayer, Managing Director, London Economics International LLC
Mike O’Boyle, Electricity Policy Manager, Energy Innovation
Dan Ford, Managing Director and Head of North America Power and Utility Research , UBS
Many would argue that there is an inherent “capital bias” in the current utility regulation model. Energy network infrastructure is capital intensive and has a predictable life expectancy. The return on equity method of reimbursing regulated entities for the service they provide is a barrier to developing innovative ways to intensify/maximise the utilization of the network infrastructure and improve its longevity. Is the current model of regulation sustainable, and if so, how should we proceed? If not, what are the alternatives?
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmInformation on CAMPUT Annual Conference 2019
Canadian Room
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmNetworking Break
Foyer Canadian Room
3:15 pm - 4:45 pmPublic Engagement in the Hearing Process
Canadian Room
Moderator: Louis Legault, Chair, CAMPUT
Monica Gattinger, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa
Michael Binder, President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Kristi Sebalj, Registrar, Ontario Energy Board
Hearings (written or oral) are, at the same time, public processes that should interest the masses, but also complex matters that may discourage the public to intervene. How can regulators engage the public in that context? Various approaches have been and are being tried – community meetings, holding hearings in affected communities, and citizen panels among others. What works well, what does not, and what other ideas might be tried?
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmReception
Ontario Room
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmGala
Canadian Room

Friday 05/11/2018
7:00 am - 11:00 amRegistration
Foyer Canadian Room
7:15 am - 8:15 amBreakfast
Canadian Foyer/Ontario Room
8:30 am - 9:30 amDirect from the Source – Top Tips from Regulators
Canadian Room
Moderator: Indy Butany-DeSouza, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Alectra Utilities
Willie Grieve, QC, Chair, Alberta Utilities Commission
David Morton, Chair and CEO, British Columbia Utilities Commission
Murray Doehler, Board Member, Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board
Chairs/members of several tribunals will each give their best practice tips for hearings and proceedings. The aim is to provide solid, practical advice on what works and what does not in front of tribunals. This is the first of three short sessions, from different perspectives (regulators, intervenors, and the regulated), on what works and what doesn’t work in the hearing process.
9:30 am - 10:30 amIntervenors – What they bring to the process and how do they think the hearing process can be improved?
Canadian Room
Moderator: Ray Gorman, Chair and CEO, New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board
Jocelyn Allard, President, Québec Association of Industrial Consumers of Electricity
James A. Wachowich, Legal Counsel to the Consumers Coalition of Alberta, Wachowich & Company
Peter Hyslop, Lawyer, Hyslop Law Office
Intervenors are a key part of the regulatory process in many jurisdictions – their purpose is to represent parties that will be impacted by a proceeding (often the people who will be expected to foot the bill). Different jurisdictions offer different approaches in their use of intervenors: from funding and full participatory rights, to a much more limited role. This session will bring together a number of prominent intervenors to discuss what they think works, and does not work, in the hearing process. What do the regulators need to know?
10:30 am - 10:50 amNetworking Break
Foyer Canadian Room
10:50 am - 11:50 amRegulated entities and the hearing process – ideas for improving the regulatory process
Canadian Room
Moderator: Ian Mondrow, Partner, Gowling WLG LLP
Randall Block, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Amanda Klein, Executive Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, Toronto Hydro
Steve Baker, President, Union Gas
This session will provide the perspectives of regulated utilities on the hearing process. What parts of the process do they find to be effective? What requirements do they believe to be too onerous? How can the system be improved? What do the regulators need to know?
11:50 am - NoonConcluding Remarks
Canadian Room

A link to presentations and sponsor content links will be sent to delegates approximately one week post conference. Watch for them!