BRC Buyers' Boot Camp
April 7, 2022 9:30 am
- April 8, 2022 4:00 pm
The BRC Buyers Bootcamp is an intensive course on PPA procurement, giving energy buyers the opportunity to hear key insights and perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of the process from those that have led processes themselves.
The bootcamp is suitable for energy buyers in corporate, local and provincial government and institutions, particularly for Energy Procurement Managers, Sustainability Managers, CFOs or Finance Managers and Legal and Contracts Managers.
Patrick Leonard (Amazon)
Patrick is the Renewable Energy Procurement Manager and leads Amazon's consumer renewable energy team. He is responsible for building developer relationships and scaling commercial structures to meet Amazon’s net-zero carbon goals, including achieving 100% renewable energy in their operations. Patrick previously managed energy and resource management at Starbucks, leading the renewables strategy for stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Julia-Maria Becker (Royal Bank of Canada)
Julia is the Senior Manager, Sustainable Enterprise Operations and focuses on supporting the implementation of RBC's Climate Blueprint. Julia leads RBC’s global emissions reduction and renewable energy strategies and supports RBC’s different business units in implementing climate change strategies within their day-to-day operations. Before joining RBC, Julia was the Alberta Clean Economy Director at the Pembina Institute and led the Business Renewables Centre-Canada.
Jeremy Barretto (Cassels)
Jeremy Barretto is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels. Jeremy offers extensive regulatory, environmental, and Aboriginal law experience in obtaining approvals and negotiating agreements for renewable energy projects. He frequently represents project proponents in hearings before courts and regulators across Canada. Jeremy has presented at national conferences and published articles, including in the Alberta Law Review, Globe and Mail and CBC. He is a founding member of the Business Renewables Centre Canada’s advisory board.
Chris McLelland (Cassels)
Chris McLelland is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels. Chris’ practice focuses on general corporate and commercial law and transactions with an emphasis on oil & gas and renewable energy. He has experience in domestic and cross-border asset and share transactions, commercial agreements, including upstream, midstream and downstream contracts in the oil and gas industry and issues affecting the renewable energy industry, including solar, geothermal, hydrogen and renewable natural gas.
Ben Thibault (Regulatory expert)
Ben is a policy and regulatory expert with over a decade of strategy, advocacy and implementation experience related to climate, electricity, and renewable energy policy. Ben acts as a consultant and advisor on a variety of renewable energy and cleantech policy and market intelligence initiatives. As electricity program director with the Pembina Institute, he led a successful multi-stakeholder campaign to phase out coal power in Alberta. He served as the senior policy advisor to the premier of Alberta and her cabinet and managed the 2016-2019 implementation of the Climate Leadership Plan, helping to kick off Alberta's private sector renewable energy procurement market.
Mark Porter (Clean Energy Buyers' Alliance)
Mark is the vice president of the Transaction Acceleration Group for CEBA, BRC-Canada’s sister organization in the U.S. Mark supports corporations seeking to procure renewable energy for their load and seeking to support their supply chain partners’ impactful actions worldwide. Mark started working in renewable energy with Ernst & Young’s (EY) Project Finance group in the UK, where he worked across Europe and latterly in Canada and North America. Mark has been instrumental in developing resources accelerating corporate transactions of renewable energy in the U.S.
Kerry Clark, CPA (EY Calgary)
Kerry is an associate partner in Financial Accounting Advisory Services with over 25 years of experience providing insights to clients and staff on financial processes, accounting and financial reporting matters. Her experience spans a variety of industries, with a specific focus over the past several years on financial reporting issues in the energy industries, including oil and gas, infrastructure and utilities. Kerry frequently assists clients in understanding the financial reporting and process implications of complex transactions such as complicated infrastructure construction and partnership arrangements, leases, share-based payments, revenue recognition issues, acquisitions and joint arrangements.
- Cost: $500 CAD
- Registration limit: Registration limited to 20 participants.
- Registration deadline: April 1, 2022
- Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you to our Sponsors
Thank you to RES Canada, EDF Renewables and Greengate Power! Our event programming would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.