Vice President, Grid Reliability Operations Alberta Electric System Operator
Marie-France Samaroden was appointed Vice President, Grid Reliability – Operations for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in February 2022. Mrs. Samaroden is responsible for leadership of the AESO’s Grid and Market Operations. She first joined the AESO in November of 2019 as Director, Engineering, Project Management & Technology.
Mrs. Samaroden has over 21 years of experience in the electricity industry. Prior to joining the AESO, she worked at AltaLink Management Limited and TransAlta Corporation. Her experience spans working with and leading system operations, disturbance analysis, asset management, projects and engineering teams.
Mrs. Samaroden holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, both from the University of Saskatchewan. She also holds the designation of Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.