IPPSA 29th Annual Conference. March 12-14, 2023. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Monday, March 13, 2023

07:00 – 08:00

Registration Desk Open

sponsored by Capital Power

sponsored by FortisAlberta

08:00 – 08:15


Evan Bahry, Executive Director, Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA)

08:15 – 08:45

OPENING KEYNOTE: Perspectives from the Government of Alberta
Successfully resolving climate policy, energy reliability and affordability is likely the greatest immediate challenge facing policy-makers.  IPPSA is pleased to hear from Minister Savage as she articulates the Government of Alberta’s approach. 

Evan Bahry, Executive Director, Independent Power Producers of Alberta (IPPSA)

The Hon. Sonya Savage, Minister, Environment and Protected Areas, Government of Alberta 

Q & A

08:45 – 10:00

SESSION 1: American Approaches to Reliability, Emissions Policy and Affordability
Between U.S. federal politics – and between state and national politics – the landscape of emissions policy and reliability are ever shifting in the world’s largest economy.  What can we expect to see in the future?  What lessons can the U.S. hold for Canada and Alberta?

Evan Bahry, Executive Director, IPPSA

Todd Snitchler, President and CEO, Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA)
JC Sandberg, Chief Advocacy Officer and Interim CEO, American Clean Power Association

Q & A

10:00 – 10:45

Sponsored by EDC Associates Ltd

10:45 – 12:00

SESSION 2:  Conventional Energy’s Role in Security and Affordability
What does the Inflation Reduction Act and Canada’s impending oil and gas emission cap mean for the integrated North American energy industry?  What advice do sector leaders have for policy-makers on ensuring energy security and affordability?  What is the future of energy in North America?  

Kerri Howard, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Lisa Baiton, President and CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Rafi Tahmazian, Senior Portfolio Manager and Director, Canoe Financial
Dustin Meyer, Vice President, Natural Gas Markets, American Petroleum Institute (API)

Q & A

12:00 – 13:15

sponsored by Heartland Generation Ltd and AltaLink

13:15 – 13:45

SESSION 3:  Perspectives from the New Democratic Party Energy Critic
Successfully resolving climate policy, energy reliability and affordability is likely the greatest immediate challenge facing policy-makers.  IPPSA is pleased to hear from MLA Kathleen Ganley as she articulates the New Democratic Party’s approach. 

Allison Sears, Partner, Fasken

Kathleen Ganley, MLA, Calgary Mountain View, NDP Energy and Natural Gas Critic

Q & A

13:45 – 15:15

SESSION 4: Canada’s direction on Net Zero and Energy Security
Foundational decisions on decarbonization targets, public investment and equivalency with provinces are being set by the Government of Canada.   IPPSA is pleased to hear from the federal government on its latest plans and the hear from industry representatives on the implications.

Dustin Owens, Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Policy, Heartland Generation Ltd

Soren Halverson, Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada

Daniel Jurijew, Vice-President, Government Relations, Regulatory & Environmental Policy, Capital Power
Vittoria Bellissimo, President and CEO, Canadian Renewable Energy Association
Tim Boston, Vice President Public Policy and Government Relations, ENMAX

Q & A

15:15 – 15:45

Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright

15:45 – 17:00

SESSION 5: The Latest Net Zero Technologies
IPPSA is pleased to present an update on a cross-section of Net 0 technologies. What does their future hold?   What barriers do they face?

Shinu Thomas, Market Strategy, Energy and Process Industries, Black & Veatch

David Kelly, Founder and CEO, SkyFire Energy Inc
Shana Boyd, Vice President, Energy Transition, Heartland Generation
Wes Jickling, Vice President, Technology, Pathways Alliance
Kevin Krausert, CEO and Co Founder, Avatar Innovations Inc

Q & A

17:00 – 17:15


18:30 – 22:20

sponsored by Black & Veatch