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

Speaker Biographies

  • Allison Sears

    Partner, Fasken Allison Sears is an energy and utility regulatory lawyer in Fasken’s Calgary office. With experience before all levels of court in Alberta, Allison also represents clients in arbitrations, mediations, and regulatory proceedings before various federal and provincial regulators including the Canada Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Environmental … Read more

  • Andrea Roszell

    Director, Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure Guidehouse Andrea Roszell is the leader of the Canadian Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure team. Through her work with clients across North America, Andrea has developed an intimate knowledge of the electricity and gas industries and the challenges relating to the evolution of business models for utilities, energy service companies and … Read more

  • Brian Vaasjo

    President and Chief Executive Officer Capital Power Brian Vaasjo is the President and CEO of Capital Power and has been since the company’s initial public offering in July 2009. Under his leadership, Capital Power has become Alberta’s leading developer of new power generation and has successfully acquired and developed new renewable power projects in B.C., … Read more

  • Cian McLeavey-Reville

    Senior Manager, Markets Development, National Grid ESO Cian heads up the Markets Development department at National Grid ESO, responsible for the Net Zero Market Reform programme, which is assessing how electricity markets must evolve to meet net zero most cost-effectively. The department also sets the strategy for ancillary services market reform, ensuring they deliver efficient … Read more

  • Dale Nally

    Associate Minister, Natural Gas and Electricity Government of Alberta The Honourable Dale Nally was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019 and currently serves as the Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity. Minister Nally’s key priority is ensuring long-term stability, investment attraction and growth in Alberta’s natural gas and electricity … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • Duane Reid-Carlson

    President and CEO EDC Associates Ltd Duane Reid-Carlson has 29 years’ experience working in the oil and gas, petrochemical and electric industries.  He is currently the President of EDC Associates Ltd—a company that he founded in 1992.  Since that time Mr. Reid-Carlson has led a team of energy economic analysts that have been responsible for … Read more

  • Ed Rihn

    President and CEO BHE Canada Ed has over twenty-five years of experience including business development, acquisitions, government relations, indigenous relations, customer service, consultation, project management, and construction management. His career spans industrial gases and chemicals, hydrogen, pipelines, renewable energy, and electric transmission. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University and … Read more

  • Evan Bahry

    Executive Director Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta Mr. Bahry’s career interests have focused on public policy development and have led to his current involvement in Alberta’s deregulated electricity industry. In the public sector, Mr. Bahry’s experience included serving in the office of the Hon. Harvie Andre, a Minister in the Mulroney government, which included … Read more

  • John Kousinioris

    President and CEO TransAlta Corporation John Kousinioris is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta. John’s prior leadership roles as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Chief Growth Officer and, most recently, Chief Operating Officer, have provided him with responsibility for almost every aspect of TransAlta’s business.  He has overseen operations, shared services, commercial, trading, … Read more

  • Justin Wahid Rangooni

    Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada Justin is a lawyer with over a decade experience in the energy sector starting with being a Senior Policy Advisor for the Ontario Minister of Energy and then as a the Ontario Policy Lead for the Canadian Wind Energy Association and most recently Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs at … Read more

  • Karleen Batty

    Partner and Canadian Energy Market Strategy and Transactions Leader EY Calgary A new decarbonized world and the accelerating energy transition creates questions and uncertainty. However, companies have the opportunity to achieve competitive advantage with the right strategy.  As the Canadian Energy Market Strategy & Transactions Leader at EY, Karleen plays a leading role helping energy … Read more