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Marie H. Buchinski


Energy Regulatory, Compliance and Aboriginal Law Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.8136

Marie 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.

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  • 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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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation: Canada

    Marie Buchinski, recognized as a litigation star in the areas of aboriginal, energy and natural resources

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