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Michael Law

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Senior Vice President & COO

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 AESO’s strategic plan and supporting initiatives and provides leadership and direction to the AESO’s core business units. He is accountable for the delivery and integration of the AESO’s information technology, markets, operations, regulatory, and transmission functions as well as the Renewable Electricity Program. Mr. Law also represents the AESO as a trusted leader to ensure the company maintains effective relationships with stakeholders in the electricity industry, government agencies, governing bodies and public.   

Prior to joining the AESO, Mr. Law was Vice-President, North American Power for Direct Energy Marketing Limited in Calgary, overseeing the company’s wholesale electricity portfolio management business. In his previous role with Direct Energy Marketing, Mr. Law had oversight of the Canadian power and natural gas commodity trading operations.

Mr. Law holds a Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance, both from the University of British Columbia.