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David J. Macaulay

Partner, Co-Head of Power & Renewable Energy

Power and Renewable Energy Project Development Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3479

David Macaulay, co-head of the firm's power and renewable energy practice group, represents clients in the energy sector, both domestically and internationally. He has significant experience in the development of commercial energy projects, with an emphasis on structuring power projects (both renewables and non-renewables), pipeline and mining joint ventures, and oil and gas projects in Canada, Australia and Mexico.

Clients benefit from David's major domestic energy project experience which includes Mackenzie Valley Pipeline and the Terra Nova and Sable Island offshore projects.

Internationally, David has represented clients in the acquisition of significant energy infrastructure assets in Australia and power development projects in both Australia and South America.

David brings to the commercial projects work expertise in financing including experience with project financing, conventional debt, private equity, and commodity and other hedging and risk management arrangements and transactions in assessing and mitigating risks in commercial energy projects which is critical in various project structures.

He serves as a director of a number of private corporations and is the past chairman and a long-term board member for Lindsay Park Sports Society, which operates the Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness.

Select Experience

  • ATCO Power (416 MW cogeneration power project at the Nova Chemicals petro-chemical site at Joffre, Alberta) in connection with the negotiation and structuring of commercial agreements including electricity and steam supply agreement, ownership agreements, site host and services agreements.
  • ATCO Power (1000 MW gas fired Thames Power Project in London, England) in connection with various commercial matters.
  • Alberta Power (2000) Ltd. (670 MW coal fired Battle River generating station near Forestburg, Alberta) in connection with its power purchase and coal supply arrangements.

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Ranked, Energy:  Power (Transactional)
  • 2017, Chambers Global

    Ranked, Energy: Power (Transactional)
  • 2016, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

    Recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada

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