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

Dan Balaban

Dan Balaban

President and CEO
Greengate Power

Dan is the Executive Chair, CEO, and Co-Founder of Greengate, a leading Canadian renewable energy company. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Dan is an award-winning entrepreneur and recognized leader in energy transition.


Dan currently co-leads the Greengate team, which is focused on the development of large-scale renewable energy and next-generation net-zero projects. To date, Greengate has successfully developed over 1 GW of operating and in-construction renewable energy projects in Canada, including the country’s largest wind energy and solar energy projects. These projects represent nearly $2 billion of investment, are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7 million tonnes per year and produce enough energy to power more than 400,000 homes.


Prior to starting Greengate, Dan was the Founder, President, and CEO of Roughneck.ca, a leading provider of software solutions to the Canadian oil and gas industry. Prior to Roughneck.ca, Dan worked as a management consultant with EY and PwC. Dan was a Senior Manager with PwC, where he was a key member of the firm’s technology consulting practice.


Dan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He is currently an Associate with the Creative Destruction Lab, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Longbow Capital. He spent nine years as a board member of the Pembina Institute, including time as Audit Committee Chair and Treasurer, and formerly served as Chair of the Calgary JCC, board member of Calgary Jewish Federation, and as a board member of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta.

 
Dan regularly speaks at events and is interviewed by media on topics including energy transition, economic diversification, and entrepreneurship. Dan has received recognition for his business and community accomplishments, named Resource Leader of the Year for 2022 by the Alberta Chamber of Resources, selected as one of Canada’s Clean50 and Clean16 for 2015, named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People in 2010 and 2013 by Alberta Venture magazine, a winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year Prairies in 2012, and named one of Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2009.