Marie is the head of the firm’s Utilities and Rates Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Energy & Oil and Gas Industry Team. Her practice focuses on advising clients on oil, gas and electricity regulatory matters, including approval requirements, compliance and Indigenous matters.
Marie has more than 15 years of experience advising and providing strategic advice to clients on federal and provincial regulatory matters in respect of energy and utility developments and associated rates and tariff issues. She regularly appears before the National Energy Board, Alberta Utilities Commission, and Alberta Energy Regulator (and its predecessor, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), and has also appeared before other regulatory tribunals including the Alberta Surface Rights Board and Occupational Health and Safety Tribunal Canada. She also regularly advocates for clients before the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada on related appeal matters.
Marie has significant experience on regulatory and environmental matters in relation to oil and gas developments. She has represented clients before regulatory tribunals on matters related to facilities approvals; rates, tolls and tariffs; jurisdictional issues; Indigenous rights; land acquisition; pipeline access; and energy imports and exports. Before the Alberta Utilities Commission, she regularly represents regulated entities on rates and tariff matters, and on matters related to facilities approvals and their interconnections to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES). Marie also has significant experience representing clients before the Commission on matters respecting the operation of the AIES, including the rules of the Alberta Electric System Operator related to transmission line losses, transmission constraints management, and the allocation of transmission capacity on the Alberta interties.
Marie has assisted in the preparation of numerous papers and publications relating to regulatory issues across Canada. She has also instructed at the University of Calgary on energy matters related to facilities approvals, tolls and tariffs, energy imports and exports, and environmental regulation.