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

Nicole Spears

Nicole Spears

Executive Director
Generation, Transmission and Markets, Alberta Affordability and Utilities
Government of Alberta

Nicole is the Executive Director of Generation, Transmission and Markets in Alberta Affordability and Utilities. This Branch is responsible for the legislative, regulatory and policy framework related to all forms of utility-scale generation including natural gas, renewables, and emerging technology such as nuclear and energy storage, as well as transmission and electricity markets.

Nicole brings over 20 years of provincial and federal government experience, working in clean energy and climate change policy and environmental programs for most of her career. Prior to joining Alberta Energy in 2016 to work on electricity policy, Nicole was the Director of Climate Change Policy at Environment and Parks, leading a team dedicated to international advocacy, provincial climate strategy development, and sector-specific greenhouse gas reduction programs. Nicole holds a BA in Anthropology, a Diploma in Journalism, and is currently studying for an MSc in Energy Policy and Climate.