Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Cheryl has extensive and diverse experience in the electricity industry, acting in many senior roles. Cheryl has spent the majority of her career with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and its predecessor organizations mainly in market design, policy and market strategy and over the last five years as the Chief Economist. While at the AESO, Cheryl was co-chair of the Alberta Wholesale Market Policy Taskforce, initiated by the Alberta Department of Energy (in 2004-05) to consider market evolution options. As part of her career, Cheryl worked in industry in various roles ranging from acting as the Director of Market Services, Western Power Group for TransCanada responsible for regulatory and policy direction in western power markets and a number of years with SaskPower prior to coming to Alberta.