IPPSA 28th Annual Conference. November 13-15, 2022. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Monday, November 14, 2022

07:00 – 08:00

Registration Desk Open

sponsored by Capital Power

sponsored by FortisAlberta

08:00 – 08:10


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

08:10 – 08:45

SESSION 1: Opening Keynote
Taking its place on centre stage, the Government of Alberta faces the challenge of overseeing the orderly decarbonization of the largest emitting province in Canada, while ensuring investor confidence, energy security and affordability.   We look forward to hearing the latest perspectives from our industry’s Associate Minister. 

The Hon. Dale Nally, Associate Minister, Natural Gas and Electricity, Government of Alberta (invited)

Q & A

08:45 – 9:30

SESSION 2: Alberta’s Pathways 
Building on its key Net Zero Emissions Pathways paper, the AESO will share its latest thinking on the essential considerations and optimal pathways facing Alberta. 

KayLynn Litton, Partner and Canadian Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright

Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice President, Markets, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Q & A

9:30 – 10:15

Sponsored by EDC Associates Ltd

10:15 – 11:30

SESSION 3:  Financing an Affordable and Reliable Transition
EDC & Associates will begin this panel by sharing their views of Net Zero policy on Alberta’s market prices.   Investors will then speak to the variables they need to consider – including price, policy, offsets, and risk – in order to green-light future builds and help make this transition affordable for consumers.

Julia Frayer, Managing Director, London Economics International

Duane Reid Carlson, President and CEO, EDC Associates Ltd
Kelsen Vallee, Managing Director, CIBC World Markets
Craig Mathison, Director, Infrastructure, Power and Structured Finance, ATB Financial

Q & A

11:30 – 12:00

SESSION 4: Capital Power Perspective from 10,000 feet
Capital Power’s President & CEO will share his perspectives on Alberta’s decarbonization pathways, and the challenges and opportunities for industry, policy makers and stakeholders. 

Allison Sears, Partner, Fasken

Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO, Capital Power

Q & A

12:00 – 13:15

sponsored by Heartland Generation Ltd and Berkshire Hathaway Energy

13:15 – 13:45

SESSION 5:  TransAlta Perspective from 10,000 feet
IPPSA is pleased to welcome one of our industry’s leading CEOs to share his perspectives on the next great challenge and opportunity facing our industry.

Kimberly Howard, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

John Kousinioris, President and CEO, TransAlta Corporation

Q & A

13:45 – 15:00

SESSION 6: Views from International Markets
Before Alberta takes its leap of faith, maybe we should ask around?   Or call a friend?  This panel will feature international jurisdictions who are grappling with accelerated energy transitions.   How are they dealing with reliability, affordability and energy security?  What are the key lessons Alberta can learn and pitfalls we can avoid?

Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director, Power Advisory

Cian McLeavey-Reville, Senior Manager, Markets Development, National Grid ESO
Carlos Batlle, Research Scholar, MIT Energy Initiative
Paula Conboy, Senior Counsel, Sussex Strategy Group

Q & A

15:00 – 15:30

Sponsored by Guidehouse

15:30 – 16:30

SESSION 7: The Great Debate:  Alberta Interties as a Pathway to NZ 2035
Panacea or pyrrhic victory?   Godsend or garbage fire?   IPPSA is pleased to host a great debate on the role of new interties to and from Alberta as a pathway to Net O.   Given its unique open market and its neighbours’ regulated regimes, intertie expansion to and from Alberta faces unique considerations.  The audience will be spell bound.  Participation is a must!

Carolyn Dahl Rees, Chair, Alberta Utilities Commission

Ed Rihn, President and CEO, BHE Canada
Paisley Sim, Canada Grid Lead, Transition Accelerator
Laura Arnold, Head, External Affairs, Regulatory & Market Policy, TransAlta
Erica Young, Chief Legal Officer, EVP Corporate Development, ENMAX

Q & A

16:45 – 18:15

Women+Power Reception

18:30 – 22:20

sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright & Black & Veatch

Please see here for details.