Regulatory Law Chambers
DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY REGULATED MATTERS
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Our work

Practical advice.  Effective advocacy.

We frequently represent clients in proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the National Energy Board, the Courts, and in arbitrations and mediations.

The projects below represent the type of work we do for our clients.


Alberta Utilities Commission

ENMAX CORPORATION

In connection with a complaint about the AESO's conduct regarding non-payment for Unforeseeable Transmission Must Run Service by Calgary Energy Centre and Crossfield Energy Centre in 2013 (affiliates of ENMAX).

ENMAX CORPORATION

In connection with power purchase arrangement arbitration disputes.

PSC Group

Comprised of Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Resources Limited, Shell Canada Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, The City of Medicine Hat, Cenovus Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.

In connection with the 2015 Deferral Account Reconciliation methodology regarding calculation of ISO Tariff Primary Service Credit.

Encana Corporation

In a hearing regarding requests for review and variance of the Alberta Utilities Commission Decision 2012-104 Complaint by Milner Power Inc. regarding ISO Transmission Loss Factor Rule and Loss Factor Methodology

In connection with opposing Capital Power Generation Services Inc.’s application for an amendment to the power plant approval for Genesee 3 to be relieved from the requirement to offset greenhouse gas emissions to be equal to greenhouse gases from a corresponding natural gas combined cycle generation facility

HERITAGE WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT

In connection with the approval to construct and operate a double circuit 240 kV transmission line from Pincher Creek to North Lethbridge

NaturEner Energy Canada Inc.

In connection with its application for a permit to construct, and licence to operate the 162 MW Wild Rose 2 Wind Energy Project and the associated Eagle Butte Substation

In connection with obtaining approval to construct and operate the Wild Rose 1 project, a 204 MW wind power plant and substation

In connection with matters related to the East Palliser radial transmission line

In connection with the application for the need approval of the South Transmission Reinforcement System

In connection with Market Participant Rule Objection for the proposed transmission Constraint Management Rule

NATURENER USA, LLC

In the Objections to ISO Rules Section 203.6 – Available Transfer Capability and Transfer Path Management proceeding

NATURENER WILD ROSE 1 ENERGY INC.

In approval of the amendment to the previously approved Wild Rose 1 Wind Power Plant

NATURENER WILD ROSE 2 ENERGY INC.

In approval of the amendment to the previously approved Wild Rose 2 Wind Power Plant.

THE MONTERRA HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION

In connection with the Regional Water Service Ltd. General Tariff Application

 

Alberta Energy Regulator

TORC OIL AND GAS LTD.

Well licence applications in the Brazeau Dam area regarding fracturing and induced seismicity risk.

SURGE ENERGY INC.

A hearing regarding applications to suspend the drilling spacing units and target areas and establish holdings for the production of oil from the Doig formation, addressing cross-flow and fracturing issues and review applications regarding well licences, high risk enforcement and related commercial arrangements resulting.

Grizzly Resources Ltd

In connection with an appeal of licenses. 

FOUR WINDS ENERGY SERVICES LTD

Review and appeal of a high risk enforcement action in the injection/disposal compliance category.

Appealing a wrongful enforcement decision on a disposal well.

PEMBINA GAS SERVICES LTD. 

Approval of its application for a permit to construct and operate the Saturn Gas Plant, a sweet gas deep cut processing facility.

PEMBINA PIPELINE CORPORATION 

Obtaining approval to construct and operate the Clover Bar Pipeline projects, including the Clover Bar pipeline extension, the Clover Bar Federated connection and the Peace to Clover Bar pipelines.

Obtaining approval to construct and operate the Nipisi pipeline project. The Nipisi project comprising of: (i) a new heavy oil pipeline from the Utikuma terminal to the Judy Creek pump station; (ii) amendments to existing licences from Judy Creek pump station to piapeline alley; and (iii) installation of six pump stations and one oil loading and unloading terminal.

Obtaining approval to construct and operate the Mitsue pipeline project. The Mitsue project comprising of: (i) new sections of condensate pipeline between Whitecourt pump station and Judy Creek pump station, and Mitsue pump station and the Utikuma terminal; (ii) amendments to existing licences for the sections between the Judy Creek pump station and Mitsue pump station; and (iii) installation of three pump stations.

Inquiry into Natural Gas Liquids Extraction Matters.

 

National Energy Board

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ALLIANCE CANADA MARKETING LTD.

In Alliance Pipeline Ltd.’s (as General Partner of Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership) Application for Approval of New Services and Related Tolls and Tariffs.

The Western Export Group

Comprised of Avista Corporation, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, FortisBC Energy Inc., Northwest Natural Gas Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Portland General Electric Company, Puget Sound Energy Inc. Sierra Pacific Power Company, Southern California Gas Company and Sacramento Municipal Utility District

In connection with the Towerbirch Expansion Project.

THE WESTERN EXPORT GROUP

Comprised of Avista Corporation, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, Fortisbc Energy Inc., Northwest Natural Gas Company, Pacific Gas And Electric Company, Portland General Electric Company, Puget Sound Energy Inc. Sierra Pacific Power Company, And Southern California Gas Company

In NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s Application for the Northwest Mainline Komie North Extension.

In Nova Gas Transmission Limited’s Application for the Natural Gas Liquids Extraction Model Implementation.

In TransCanada Pipeline Limited’s Application for Business and Services Restructuring Proposal and 2012 and 2013 Mainline Final Tolls.

Industrial Gas Users Association

In connection with the Energy East Mainline Project and in connection with the toll settlement on the TransCanada Mainline System, amendment provisions of the Canadian Mainline Tariff and certain new services and adjustment accounts and regulatory amortizations.

ISH Energy Inc.

In connection with a complaint regarding tolls and tariff related matters.

NATURENER ENERGY CANADA INC.

In connection with the application by the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority for relief in relation to an international transmission line permit (MATL permit EP-301).

Pembina Energy Services Inc. and Pouce Coupé Pipe Line Ltd.

In the hearing regarding abandonment cost estimates set-aside and collection mechanisms.

PEMBINA ENERGY SERVICES INC.

In requesting variance of orders and certificates associated with the Taylor to Boundary Lake Pipeline and the Beatton River Replacement Project in connection with the acquisition of Provident Energy Ltd.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Related to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project application.

PEMBINA PIPELINE CORPORATION (PROVIDENT ENERGY PIPELINE INC.)

In requesting relief from a condition of the Taylor to Boundary Lake Replacement Project order.

Pembina Resource Services GP Inc.

In requesting variance of orders and certificates associated with the Kerrobert Pipeline and the Kerrobert Expansion Pipeline in connection with the acquisition of Provident Energy Ltd.

 

Enmax Corporation

In connection with power purchase arrangement arbitration disputes.

Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta

In connection with the relevant legislative framework applicable to allowing an alternate customer connection provider for interconnection facilities and development of the asset transfer agreement.

NaturEner Energy Canada Inc. and NaturEner USA, LLC

In connection with opposing a leave to appeal application with respect to the Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. international transmission line (related to the National Energy Board and Alberta Utilities Commission regulatory approval process), before the Supreme Court of Canada.

NaturEner USA, LLC

In connection with opposing four appeal applications with respect to the Alberta Utilities Commission Decision 2013-025 regarding ISO Rules Section 203.6 – Available Transfer Capability and Transfer Path Management, before the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

In requesting a transfer of the pipeline construction permit and operating licence in connection with the acquisition of Provident Energy Ltd., before the Manitoba Minister of Innovation, Energy and Mines, Petroleum Branch.

In connection with tolls and tariff related matters for its Western System, before the British Columbia Utilities Commission.

ALBERTA OIL SANDS PIPELINE LTD. 

Regarding contractual return on equity dispute.