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Branch Luncheon: Alberta’s Electricity Evolution

11:15 am - 1:30 pm

Register by April 14, 2017

Mike Law is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). He will present an update on the AESO's key role in implementing the Government of Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan. In 2016, the AESO developed the Renewable Electricity Program and recommended Alberta transition to a capacity market to encourage investment in firm generation. Hear how these major initiatives will work together to achieve the objectives of phasing out coal-fired generation and integrating 5,000 megawatts of new renewables by 2030, while maintaining a reliable grid and ensuring supply adequacy.

Presenter Biography

Mike LawMichael Law was appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in January 2017. Mr. Law first joined the AESO in 2009 as Vice-President, Operations.

Mr. Law leads the execution of the AESO's strategic plan and supporting initiatives, and provides leadership and direction to the AESO’s core business units. He is accountable for the delivery and integration of the AESO's information technology, markets, operations, regulatory, and transmission functions as well as the Renewable Electricity Program. Mr. Law also represents the AESO as a trusted leader to ensure the company maintains effective relationships with stakeholders in the electricity industry, government agencies, governing bodies and public.

Prior to joining the AESO, Mr. Law was Vice-President, North American Power for Direct Energy Marketing Limited in Calgary, overseeing the company’s wholesale electricity portfolio management business. In his previous role with Direct Energy Marketing, Mr. Law had oversight of the Canadian power and natural gas commodity trading operations.

Mr. Law holds a Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance, both from the University of British Columbia.


Fairmont Palliser Hotel

133 9 Avenue SW


Mike Law,

Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer,

Alberta Electric System Operator


Members & Guests: $50

Students: $25

ASAP: $15
Recommended for All Members
Registration Deadline April 14, 2017 

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