Recent Work
  • The Alberta Electric System Operator in a proceeding before the Alberta Utilities Commission in which the Commission considered three applications for approval of the construction and operation of a new 60 kilometer electrical transmission line through Jasper National Park.
  • West Isle Energy Inc. in successfully obtaining the rescission of an order of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Closure & Liability Branch that directed West Isle close and abandon certain natural gas facilities that had to be shut-in due to a third party natural gas processor shuttering its plant. The Alberta Energy Regulator accepted West Isle Energy’s action plan to recommence operation of the shut-in facilities.
  • ITC Holdings Corp. in obtaining NEB certificate and other approvals to construct first merchant transmission project to connect to the Ontario system and the first transmission link between Ontario and PJM market in Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states.
  • The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission for legal determinations regarding the effect of termination of a power purchase arrangement (PPA) by the PPA buyer upon the buyer’s related transmission system access service agreement with the AESO.
  • Phillips 66 in objecting to an application made by Trans Mountain Pipeline to the National Energy Board for approval to include in pre-expansion pipeline tolls the approximate C$100M cost of enhancing the marine spill response capabilities required for Trans Mountain’s proposed expansion of the oil pipeline between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia.
  • The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval of its proposed 2018 ISO Tariff, which includes the AESO’s proposed rates for each type of transmission system access service it provides and substantially revised terms and conditions of service.
  • OEB in successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada restoring OEB’s decision to disallow rate recovery by Ontario Power Generation of C$145M in collective bargaining related costs.
  • AltaGas in respect of its termination, and return to the Alberta Balancing Pool, of a Power Purchase Arrangement in reliance upon a change in law provision.
  • Capstone Infrastructure in successful proceedings before Ontario Superior Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, in complex litigation concerning cost index contained in long-term power purchase agreements.
  • The Alberta Electric System Operator in the Module C component of Proceeding 790 before the Alberta Utilities Commission, which involves the reallocation of transmission system loss factor charges and credits for the period of 2006 to 2016, which are estimated to be in the order of C$1.5B.
  • Secure Energy Services in respect of energy regulatory matters and appeals.
  • Hydro-Québec v. Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. (pending) - Representing the owner of the Churchill Falls Hydro plant in a motion to obtain a declaratory judgment on the interpretation of the renewal terms of a long-term energy purchasing contract signed in 1969 which will become effective in 2016.
  • OEB as independent enforcement counsel in proceeding under s.112 of the Ontario Energy Board Act relating to anti-competitive practices by an electricity distributor.
  • Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro, now Energy+ Inc., in their Ontario Energy Board application to amalgamate with Brant County Power.
  • Seven Generations Energy Ltd. in its acquisition of a minority interest in Steelhead LNG Limited Partnership, which is proposing two LNG export facilities on Vancouver Island, and related joint venture arrangements.
  • Independent Electricity System Operator in various generation and ancillary services competitive procurements.
  • A panel of the Ontario Energy Board in a compliance proceeding against Summitt Energy for engaging in unfair practices in the retailing of natural gas and electricity.
  • Orca LNG Ltd. in its joint venture and offtake arrangements, and regulatory requirements, in relation to its proposed West Coast floating LNG project.
  • Isolux Corsan and TransCanada Corporation in their joint proposal to the Ontario Energy Board’s designation proceeding for the East-West Tie Line.