IPPSA 30th Annual Conference. March 10-12, 2024. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

07:30 – 08:45

Registration Desk Open

Continental Breakfast sponsored by Burns & McDonnell

Early Morning Coffee sponsored by TC Energy

08:45 – 10:00

Session 5:  Clean Electricity Regulation; the reality of implementation

This panel will explore the reality of implementing the Clean Electricity Regulation in Alberta.  Hear from experts with diverse opinions on which technologies Alberta should focus on for the transition to net-zero and what would need to occur to allow the adoption of these technologies such as, market rules to create investment certainty, overcoming supply chain constraints, and resolving labour needs.  

Lisa Doig, Managing Director, O’Doig Consulting Services Inc.

Judy Chang, Managing Principal, Analysis Group
Sara Hastings-Simon, Associate Professor, Dept of Earth, Energy, and Environment, and School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Scott Wilmot, Vice President, Power & Renewables Intelligence, Enverus
Morgan Rodwell, Executive Director, Process Technology, Fluor Canada Ltd

Q & A

10:00 10:30

Coffee sponsored by ENMAX Corporation

10:30 – 11:45

Session 6: Politics of Power

Decisions regarding the organization of electric utilities are highly political, affecting ratepayers and voters. Municipal and provincial governments have historically dominated political debates concerning electrical systems. However, the introduction of the proposed federal Clean Electricity Regulations adds another level of government into the political fray.  Join this panel to discuss the major political strategies of the Liberal Party of Canada and a Conservative Party of Canada pertaining to Canada’s electricity sector.

Kimberly Howard, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Zita Astravas, Vice President, Federal, Wellington Advocacy
Brad Tennant
, Vice President, Alberta, Wellington Advocacy

Q & A   

11:45 – 12:15

Session 7: AESO and AUC Updates

The Alberta government has tasked each of its electric energy market agencies with reviewing various aspects of the energy only market operations and efficiencies to signal where changes may be necessary to advance the goals of achieving reliability and affordability during the industry’s transition to a lower carbon footprint and ultimately reaching net-zero GHG emissions.  The AESO and AUC will give their high-level view of the industry in Transformation.

Jason Beblow, President and Founder, URICA Energy Management Corp

Mike Law, President and CEO, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Carolyn Dahl Rees, Chair, Alberta Utilities Commission

Q & A

12:15 13:30

Lunch sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright and Nextracker

13:30 – 14:45

Session 8: CEO Panel: The Never-ending Transition

Chief Executive Officers from across Alberta’s electricity industry share their vision for the future of the industry in Alberta. Hear from these leaders about the impacts of the Clean Electricity Regulation on their organizations and how they will use technology to create success in this latest transition of the market.

Jason MarkusoffProducer and Writer, CBC

Avik Dey, President and CEO, Capital Power
Gary Hart, President and CEO, AltaLink
Janine Sullivan, President and CEO, FortisAlberta
Mark Poweska, President and CEO, ENMAX

Q & A