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Women+Power presents ‘Alberta Electricity Market Fundamentals’, sponsored by Capital Power & hosted by Osler

April 11 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MDT

Behind the scenes of a 24×7 market: A Fireside Chat and Q&A on market designs & fundamentals and how generation & storage technologies are shaping the Alberta electricity market.

Join industry experts from Capital Power, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Enfinite as we delve into critical topics and questions including:

· What sets the electricity prices?

· What happens behind the scenes of a 24×7 electricity market?

· How is Alberta’s market different from our neighboring jurisdictions?

· What role does storage play in the market?

· How do renewables come into play?

· What are some market changing scenarios and their potential impacts?

· What happens if the sun does not shine and the wind does not blow?

· and more…

The in-person event is exclusively for Women+Power members and the registration fee of $15 (excluding Eventbrite processing fees) will be donated to FearisnotLove (the brand evolution of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter). Capital Power will be matching donations.

Guests joining us in-person are welcome to stay for lunch and networking with your peers following the presentation and Q&A, courtesy of Osler.


Jill Connell, B.Comm, MBA, ERP, Manager, Short-Term Trading at Capital Power

Jill comes with a comprehensive background in trading and asset management. Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2009, followed by an MBA in 2021 from the University of Calgary, her career journey began as a Real Time Trader, eventually advancing to the position of Commercial Manager overseeing Capital Power’s Western Canadian assets and ultimately returning to her passion of trading in 2021. Currently, as Manager of Short-Term Trading, she leads the team responsible for the 24/7 real-time desk, while managing cash and ancillary services trading for the Commodities Canada West team.

Paula Olexiuk, Partner, Energy & Construction at Osler

Paula is a seasoned commercial lawyer with 25 years’ experience practicing energy and construction law. She practices in construction, development, acquisition and divestiture of energy and infrastructure projects in Canada and abroad, with a focus on renewables and energy transition projects, power purchase agreements and carbon credit transactions. Paula works with the top energy companies and utilities in the country.

Mike Schoenenberger, VP Engineering, Projects, & Operations at Enfinite

Mike is an accomplished Professional Engineer and the technical authority at Enfinite. With his expertise and dedication, he leads interdisciplinary teams to design, plan, develop, construct, and operate Enfinite’s projects and developments. Driven by passion for advancing the field of battery energy storage, he has worked tirelessly to implement trailblazing battery energy storage solutions. His expertise in optimizing and integrating smart grid technologies has played a pivotal role in the successful deployment of large-scale energy storage projects. He is a thought leader and a dedicated advocate for sustainable energy practices and has actively participated in industry conferences and advocacy groups, sharing his knowledge and insights with industry peers. He is also an active member of many market working groups in Western Canada. As the battery energy storage industry continues to evolve, Mike remains at the forefront of innovation and powering progress towards a more sustainable future. 


Yining Yuan, P.Eng, CFA and MBA, Associate, Macquarie Group and Women+Power Board Member & Treasurer

Yining joined the Women+Power as a Board member and Treasurer since Sep 2022. In her career often as the only female at the table, Yining believes that it is long overdue to have a platform supporting women in the power sector and is proud to be part of Women+Power.

This fee will be matched by Capital Power with all proceeds are being donated to the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter.