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

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

07:00 – 08:00

Registration Desk Open

Continental Breakfast
sponsored by Burns & McDonnell

Early Morning Coffee
sponsored by TC Energy

08:00 – 08:45

SESSION 6: The European Experience and Lessons Learned
Europe is the epicentre of the energy security debate.   What does this winter mean for the push to decarbonize versus the push to ensure affordability and reliability?   What lessons does the European experience provide for North America and Alberta?

Cheryl Terry, Chief Economist, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Nino Vakhtangishvili, Market Specialist, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)          

Q & A

08:45 – 10:00

SESSION 7: Electrifying Alberta
Another transition is also underway.  This panel will focus on the challenges and opportunities in the electrification of things.  How can consumers take advantage of emerging technologies?   How will distribution companies avoid technology risk, enable choice and all the while ensure affordability?

Robert Davidson, Vice President, Grid Reliability, Projects and  Planning, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Chris Hunt, Executive Director and Advocate, Utilities Consumer Advocate
Janine Sullivan, President and CEO, FortisAlberta
Jana Mosley, President, ENMAX Power

Q & A

10:00 – 10:30

sponsored by ENMAX Energy Corporation

10:30 – 11:00

SESSION 8: Perspectives from the Alberta Party
Successfully resolving climate policy, energy reliability and affordability is likely the greatest immediate challenge facing policy-makers.  IPPSA is pleased to hear from Mr. Barry Morishita as he articulates the Alberta Party’s approach. 

Joanna Osawe, Senior Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Barry Morishita, Leader, Alberta Party

Q & A

11:00 – 12:00

SESSION 9: Energy Security and Alberta’s Market Design
After hearing two days of input and ideas, this panel will distill what energy security, Net 0, and affordability means to the future of Alberta’s power market.   From reliability, to price polarity, to level playing field, to investor confidence and to consumer concerns about delivered costs, there aren’t a lack of issues to navigate.   What market changes will be required to make it all work?  

Lisa Mueller, President and CEO, FutEra Power

Matt Davis, Director, Regulatory, Capital Power
Akira Yamamoto, Manager, Regulatory & Market Policy TransAlta
Horst Klinkenborg, Manager, Regulatory Gas and Power, Suncor Energy

Q & A

12:00 – 13:30

sponsored by JSS Barristers and Power Advisory

13:30 – 14:45

SESSION 10: Where It’s At?
Nick Nanos will share his insights on what he’s hearing from Canadians on energy security…and on everything else.  For fun, IPPSA’s audience will be polled through-out the conference on the same questions Nik has asked Canadians.  See which audience gets it right. 

Lori Williams, Political Scientist, Mount Royal University

Nik Nanos, Canadian Pollster and Chief Data Scientist, Nanos Research

Q & A