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Tuesday, April 25 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Region Deep-Dive | Alberta: How Will Power Market Reforms and a Fossil Fuel Revival Affect New Investment?

As Canada moves to curb emissions in line with its Paris Agreement pledge, Alberta is pursuing a power market reform, which will require $25 billion of new investment in electricity generation over the next 14 years, eliminate nearly 6GW of coal generation, ramp up renewable deployment, and launch a new capacity market.  How does Alberta, whose economy has historically depended on oil & gas production, balance these reforms and broader emission-reduction goals with reviving the fossil fuel industry? Key stakeholders will discuss what these divergent developments mean for new energy investment in Alberta, the outlook for wholesale & retail power prices especially in response to Alberta's new Renewable Electricity Program, and Alberta's low-emissions future.

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Alex Morgan

Wind Energy Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Alex Morgan is an Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She specializes in North American wind market research, including forecasts and policy analysis. Alex holds an MPhil from University of Cambridge and an AB from Harvard University in Earth Sciences and Environmental Engin... Read More →

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Dan Balaban

Founder, President & CEO, Greengate Power
Dan is the Founder, President and CEO of Greengate Power, a leading renewable energy company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. To date, Greengate Power has successfully developed 450 MW of operating wind energy projects in Alberta, the 150 MW Halkirk Wind Project and the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project, which is currently the largest operating wind energy project in Canada. These projects represent approximately $1 billion of investment, and provide a clean source of power to over 200,000 homes. | | Prior to starting Greengate Power, Dan was the Founder, President and CEO of Roughneck.ca, a leading provider of software solutions to the Canadian oil and gas industry. Prior to his tenure with Roughneck.ca, Dan worked as a management consultant with EY and PwC. Dan was a Senior Manager with PwC, where he was a key member of the... Read More →
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Michael Law

Senior Vice President & COO, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Michael Law was appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in January 2017. Mr. Law first joined the AESO in 2009 as Vice-President, Operations. Following that, he held the role of Vice-President, Market Services and most recently Vice-President, Renewables Development and Sustainability. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Law leads the execution of the... Read More →
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Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd

Minister of Energy, Alberta
Margaret McCuaig-Boyd was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley on May 5, 2015. She was appointed to serve as Minister of Energy on May 24, 2015. Ms. McCuaig-Boyd holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in administration and leadership from San Diego State University. Following 20 years as a teacher and administrator with the Peace River School Division, Ms. McCuaig-Boyd took on the role of vice president of the Fairview Campus with Grande Prairie Regional College. Prior to her election to the Legislative Assembly, Ms. McCuaig-Boyd owned and operated a consulting company offering services to small and medium businesses. In 2005, Ms. McCuaig-Boyd was the recipient of the Robert H. Routledge Award from the Alberta Schools Athletic Association for outstanding service to Alberta students and for the promotion and operation of an athletic program. She is an active member of the community serving as a member and president of the Fairview Rotary Club and as a board member of the Fairview Chamber of Commerce. Ms. McCuaig-Boyd lives in Fairview with her husband Dan and they have two adult children, Jocelyn and Tyson. She enjoys travelling, golfing, curling and... Read More →
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Wayne Stensby

Managing Director, Electricity Global Business, ATCO Ltd.
Wayne Stensby is Managing Director, of the Electricity Global Business Unit, for ATCO. The Electricity Global Business Unit was created with the goal of aggregating ATCO’s skills in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. Mr. Stensby is tasked with leading the strategy and development for the Electricity Global Business... Read More →
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Brian Vaasjo

President & CEO, Capital Power
Brian Vaasjo is the President and CEO of Capital Power and has been since the company’s initial public offering in July 2009. Under his leadership, Capital Power has become Alberta’s leading developer of new power generation and has successfully acquired and developed new renewable power projects in BC, Ontario, and the United... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Breakout Room 3