Nicole Bakker
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9645

Nicole's practice focuses on energy regulation, as well as environmental and administrative law. Nicole has experience in reviewing and applying for regulatory and environmental approvals, regulatory compliance issues, public consultation matters, corporate matters, and surface land rights matters.

Nicole has assisted clients in matters before the National Energy Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Surface Rights Board, British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission and British Columbia Surface Rights Board.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Advising natural gas shipper in its intervention before the National Energy Board in support of a pipeline expansion and associated tolling relief

  • Advising operator in relation to its application for a National Energy Board-regulated pipeline associated with a natural gas export facility, in particular in relation to toll structuring options

  • Assisting with negotiation of surface land rights agreements between a pipeline company and various landowner groups in connection with a National Energy Board-regulated pipeline

  • Advising pipeline companies on various issues in connection with National Energy Board applications to construct and operate oil and natural gas pipelines, including stakeholder consultation and Aboriginal matters

  • Representing a renewable energy company in noise-related condition compliance proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission

  • Part of the legal team representing E.ON Climate & Renewables Canada Ltd. in its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval of a 120 MW wind power project and associated infrastructure

  • Advising AltaLink Management Ltd. in connection with its land acquisition and compensation programs for various transmission lines and associated infrastructure before the Alberta Surface Rights Board

  • Advising a natural gas producer in proceedings before the British Columbia Surface Rights Board

  • Assisting in representing a refinery operator in proceedings before Environmental Protection Review Canada
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Blakes Bulletin on Energy - Regulatory, Environmental, and Tax, June 13, 2016.
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