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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

08:00 – 09:00

Registration Desk Open

Continental Breakfast sponsored by Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc
Coffee sponsored by TransCanada

09:00 – 9:30

SESSION 7 – Keynote


Leela Sharon Aheer, MLA, Deputy Leader, United Conservative Party


Ahsan Upal, Regional Manager, Business Development Burns & McDonnell Canada


Q & A

09:30– 10:45

SESSION 8 – Looking Down the Line

IPPSA welcomes panel members from across North America to discuss how their jurisdictions are grappling with capacity market issues and emissions-related policy decisions.   These ‘leading edge’ adopters of capacity market designs may provide lessons learned for Alberta as we enter the game.


Kelsen Vallee, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Global Infrastructure and Power Group, CIBC Capital Markets


Bruce Anderson, VP Market and Regulatory Affairs, New England Power Generators Association Inc
Stephanie Grumet, Energy Analyst, Capstone LLC
Julia Frayer, Managing Director, London Economics International LLC


Q & A

10:45 – 11:15


Sponsored by ENMAX Corporation
Networking and viewing of trade show exhibits

11:15 – 12:30

SESSION 9 – The Analysts’ Booth

This panel would feature esteemed elder states-people who are able to candidly reflect upon the market’s evolution and the issues and opportunities ahead.   What’s gone right?  What’s gone wrong?  And what’s going to happen next?


Evan Bahry, Executive Director, IPPSA


Martin Merritt, former CEO, Market Surveillance Administrator
Jim Fitzowich, Managing Director, Western Power Partners
Robert Hemstock, former Executive Vice President, Regulatory, Legal and Public Policy, ENMAX Corporation


Q & A

12:30 – 13:45


Sponsored by Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP (JSS Barristers) and Power Advisory LLC

13:45 – 14:15

SESSION 10 – Keynote


David Khan, Leader, Alberta Liberal Party


Duane Reid Carlson, President and CEO, EDC Associates Ltd


Q & A

14:15 – 15:25

SESSION 11 – Keynote


Rick Mercer

Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast
Rick Mercer chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. Known as “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” Mercer is a political satirist who knows exactly what matters to regular Canadians and what makes them laugh.