JOHN GORMLEY

associate Legal Services Provider

John is a supervised legal services provider at RLC. John grew up in the United States. He joined RLC in 2016 as an articling student. John’s practice focus includes Alberta electricity markets, including energy market rules, ISO tariff matters, and capacity markets, economic regulation of energy transportation infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines and electricity transmission facilities, water utilities and renewable energy.

John’s background in economics, analytics, and energy market design provides a valuable compliment to the legal services he provides to clients in matters relating to Alberta’s competitive electricity market and cost of service utility regulation.

John prepares the Energy Regulatory Report, RLC’s monthly newsletter summarizing matters under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission and the National Energy Board and proceedings resulting from those regulators’ decisions.

Prior to joining RLC, John's work experience included Distributed Generation Contract Analyst, Hydro One Networks Inc., Research Assistant at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law and Assistant to the Manager of Investigation, Office of the Ombudsperson, Victoria, BC.

Education

J.D., University of Victoria - 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Economics, University of British Columbia - 2010

Bar Admission

Alberta - 2017

Activities & Memberships

CAMPUT Energy Regulation Course - 2018

Member of the Law Society of Alberta

Member of the Canadian Bar Association

AcADEMIC WORKs

Market Liberalization and Environmental Protection and their Effect on the Performance of the Electricity Generation Industry.

National Electricity: is a nationally integrated electricity grid possible in Canada?

Achieving the Parisian Promise: Designing an economically optimal carbon policy within the WTO framework.

Publications

Energy Regulatory Report, Regulatory Law Chambers Monthly Report (co-author), since July, 2016