IPPSA 26th Annual Conference. March 15-17, 2020. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

David Feeney

Executive General Manager, Transmission and Distribution Networks
Australian Energy Market Commission  (AEMC)

Since 2018, David held the role of Executive General Manager, Retail and Wholesale Markets. In that role he led the team responsible for reviews and rule changes relating to the competitive parts of Australia’s electricity and gas sectors. David has most recently been appointed as the AEMC’s Executive General Manager, Transmission and Distribution Networks.

He has more than 20 years’ experience across the telecommunications and government sectors. David’s previous roles include commercial development with Telstra and managing industry engagement and commercial access arrangements for NBN Co. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney.

Tim Boston

Tim Boston

Vice President Public Policy and Government Relations
ENMAX Corporation 

Tim has been leading government and public relations for the past 20 years in companies that span the value chain of the electricity industry.  The Hill Times has named him one of the top 100 lobbyists nationally twice.  Before that he spent a number of years as a senior policy advisor in the federal and Alberta governments as well as starting a public and government relations role for Weyerhaeuser Canada.  Tim has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (International Trade) from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.  Currently Tim serves ENMAX as its Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations and is the Vice Chair of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta.

Miles Stroh

Miles Stroh

Director, Regulatory
FortisAlberta Inc

Miles has been with FortisAlberta for 19 years in increasingly senior roles within our Regulatory Affairs Department. Miles has been Director of Regulatory for 12 years where is primarily responsible for FortisAlberta’s Rates, Rate Design, Cost Allocation and the Terms and Conditions of Service. Miles is a Professional Engineer and has testified in front of the Alberta Utilities Commission on numerous occasions which more than qualifies him to face the expert questions and test of the IPPSA conference participants.  

M. Brandon Swertz

CEO
Anegada Oil Corp.

Mr. Swertz is currently the CEO of Anegada Oil Corporation an Alberta focused oil explorer and Executive Chairman of Element Technical Services a North American focused Fracturing and Technology Company.  Previously Mr. Swertz held the roles of CEO at Mount Bastion Oil and Gas prior to its sale in 2018, CEO at Anegada Energy Corporation prior to its sale in 2015, CEO at Cirdan Resources prior to its sale in 2012, was co-founder of Medora Resources and an executive prior to its sale in 2009 and CEO of Swertz Exploration prior to its sale in 2005.   Mr. Swertz has also been a co-founder of several Drilling and Service businesses that were successfully sold.

Kevin Krausert

Kevin Krausert

President and CEO
Beaver Drilling Ltd

Kevin Krausert is the President & CEO of Beaver Drilling, Canada’s largest privately-owned drilling contractor. Kevin has pioneered and championed the marketing and construction of some of the first fully computerized drilling rigs in Canada, launched one of the first autonomous drilling projects in 2017, and led the first long-reach horizontal drilling project in the Canadian arctic in 2011. Kevin is the co-founder of The Avatar Program – an industry wide collaboration between E&P’s, aerospace, tech companies and the U of C bringing new technology and business models into the drilling industry. Kevin is also the Drilling Executive Chair of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC). Kevin completed his MBA at the University of Calgary in the Global Energy Executive MBA and holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Neurosciences.

Jeffrey Goldmeer

Jeffrey Goldmeer

Director, Gas Turbine Combustion and Fuels Solutions
GE

Dr. Jeffrey Goldmeer is the Director of Gas Turbine Combustion & Fuels Solutions at GE Gas Power. In this role, Dr. Goldmeer leads the strategic development of fuel and combustion system technologies for emerging power generation fuel applications around the globe. He has worked on power projects involving the use of ethane, syngas, hydrogen, biofuels, crude oils, heavy fuels oil, and multiple other fuels. Dr. Goldmeer joined GE as a Combustion Research Engineer at GE’s Global Research Center and later became Manager of the Center’s Combustion Systems Lab. Prior to joining GE, he was a US National Research Council Research Associate at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

Dr. Goldmeer received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He has authored over 100 papers & presentations on a range of combustion topics. Dr. Goldmeer holds 12 patents on a variety of combustion system technologies.

Sonya Savage

Sonya Savage

Minster of Energy
Government of Alberta

Minister Savage was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-North West.

A life-long Albertan, Savage has been a strong voice championing pipelines for years. Earning a Master of Laws in Environment and Energy, she practiced law for 13 years before taking a job as an advocate for the oil and gas industry. After working 9 years at Enbridge, she accepted a role as the Sr. Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) in 2015. She has handled the pipeline industry’s large policy files, including regulatory reform, Indigenous reconciliation, legal, environment and climate change.

Sonya Savage was appointed as Alberta’s Energy Minister on April 30, 2019. Relying on her extensive background in the industry, and spending the last 12 years fighting for pipelines and the energy sector, Savage will continue her work to promote and develop Alberta’s oil and gas wealth and deliver on getting pipelines built.

Anouk Kendall

Anouk Kendall

President
Decentralized Energy Canada (DEC)

Anouk was appointed President of Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) in 2003 and is one of North America’s leading authorities on decentralised energy.

She has helmed DEC through two transformational phases in 2007 and 2013 in response to changing industry and member needs. Her continuous engagement with members and industry partners has contributed to the development of a national network of over 10,000 DE stakeholders. Through the design and implementation of innovation to commercialisation programs, she has ensured that DEC annually impacts over 50 small to medium sized businesses in Canada. The current focus of her innovation efforts are related to smart energy grids and automation innovations in the heat and power sector with an emphasis on behind the fence energy generation.

She has over 20 years of experience in the energy and the environment fields with a unique combination of industry, government, academic and non-profit sectors. She lived and worked in the UK for 7 years where she conducted post-graduate research into bioenergy at the University of Leeds. She also served as the Senior Energy Conservation Officer at Leeds City Council following the UK’s Home Energy Conservation Act (1995).

Anouk holds several board professional positions including:

  • Peer Reviewer for the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) and Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
  • Member of the Board for the Green Building Technology Access Centre (GBTAC) at Southern Alberta Institute for Technology (SAIT),
  • Fellow of the Alberta Energy Futures Lab,
  • Advisor on the Renewable Energy Committee at Calgary Economic Development,
  • Advisor on the Renewable Energy and Conservation Committee at Lakeland College, and ,
  • Member of the Marketing Committee of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.

She was born and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Calgary.

Craig Sabine

Craig Sabine

Director, Canadian Utilities and Energy Companies Lead
Navigant. A Guidehouse Company

Craig Sabine is a director in Navigant’s global Energy practice. Primarily serving clients across the great country of Canada, he provides strategic advisory and risk management support to utilities, electricity generators, regulators, and oil and gas companies.

As a seasoned expert in the analysis of Canadian energy markets and energy policy, Craig often collaborates with Canada’s most dynamic energy sector organizations in a number of key business areas. These include policy and strategy development, portfolio assessment, regulatory economics and regulatory policy design, due diligence, generation procurement and divestiture, and sustainability strategy.

Craig has built a practice that focuses on the economic evaluation of infrastructure, resources, and public policy options, supporting government and private sector decision-making processes.

As a trusted professional in a number of jurisdictions, Craig has had many opportunities to testify before regulatory commissions and the courts on topics ranging from affiliate relationships and corporate cost allocation, to the impacts of economic indicators on financial reporting practices and the environmental impacts of large generation and transmission projects. He has been granted the opportunity to be involved in the development and transaction of several billions of dollars of infrastructure assets that support the comfort of homes and economic activity of businesses.

Bryan C Duguid

Bryan C Duguid

Chair
Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP (JSS Barristers) 

After obtaining his business degree from the University of Regina, in 1992, Bryan obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, and began his legal career by articling in Calgary with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. After 5½ years as an associate, he was a Blakes partner for 10 years. As of January 1, 2009, Bryan joined Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP, was its Managing Partner for 2013 to 2014, and was the Firm Chairperson from 2015 to 2019.

In 2014, Bryan was appointed as Queen’s Counsel, and as a Fellow of the UK-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2018, he was inducted as one of the maximum of twelve Alberta Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. In 2019, Bryan was appointed for a five-year term as one of three members of the Dispute Resolution Panel for the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator. He is also a member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society.

He is recognized by various legal ranking agencies and publications including by The Best Lawyers in Canada in Energy Law.

Besides having been appointed as sole arbitrator or panel member, Bryan has extensive experience as an advocate and advisor, including as arbitration counsel, trial lawyer and appellate counsel on high stakes and high profile matters before all levels of the courts of Alberta, arbitral panels, sole arbitrators, and the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), and has acted on both sides of applications for leave to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Often in the power industry, Bryan is frequently retained on complex, factually- and document-intensive disputes, including the judicial review and arbitral proceedings in 2016 regarding the termination of the Power Purchase Arrangements. He has also acted as counsel for IPPSA on a variety of matters over the years. In addition, Bryan has advised regarding investigations and other activities of the Market Surveillance Administrator, and in respect of statutory and regulatory developments as they have unfolded in the electricity industry.

Bryan publishes and presents frequently on arbitral, power, international, construction, and oil and gas topics.