Buchinski's practice focuses primarily on energy regulatory, compliance and
aboriginal law matters.
Marie has significant experience with respect to
provincially and federally regulated energy developments and regulatory and
environmental matters in relation to those developments. She has represented
clients in processes before the National Energy Board, the Alberta Energy Regulator (and its predecessor, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), and the Alberta Surface Rights Board on matters including
facilities approvals; jurisdictional issues; rates, tolls and tariffs; First
Nations and Metis issues (including access, consultation requirements and
related benefits agreements); land acquisition; pipeline access; and energy imports and
exports. She also regularly appears before the Alberta Utilities Commission
with respect to matters involving facilities approvals and interconnections
and the operation of the Alberta Interconnected Electric System, including on
matters related to transmission constraint management, transmission line losses and the allocation of
transmission capacity on the interties. She has also appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada on related appeal matters.
Marie has assisted in the preparation of
papers and publications relating to regulatory issues across
Canada, and has instructed at the University of Calgary on energy matters
including matters related to facilities approvals, tolls and tariffs, energy
imports and exports, and environmental regulation.
- Regulatory counsel on matters regulated by the National Energy Board in respect of tolls, tariffs, facilities (construction, operation and abandonment), and energy exports, and related regulatory and appeal proceedings.
- Counsel to Alberta power producers in respect of the Alberta Interconnected Electrical System (AIES), including with respect to electricity exports, rules and practices of the Alberta Electric System Operator, and regulatory proceedings related to the operation of the AIES, and related regulatory and appeal proceedings.
- ATCO Power Canada Ltd. in respect of proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission on matters related to the operation of the AIES, including matters related to transmission line losses, and related appeals to the Alberta Court of Appeal.
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