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 Utilities Commission, British Columbia Oil and Gas Appeals Tribunal and British Columbia Surface Rights Board.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Representing EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. in its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 300 MW Sharp Hills wind farm. This project was awarded a 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreement in Round One of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program

  • Assisting Enel Alberta Wind Inc. with its applications and amendment applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission on the 115 MW Riverview Wind Project and 30.6 MW Castle Rock Ridge Phase 2 Project located near Pincher Creek, Alberta. These projects were awarded a 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreement in Round One of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program

  • Assisting the Canadian Solar Industries Association in an Alberta Utilities Commission proceeding regarding the AESO’s provisional rules to implement and operate Alberta’s new Capacity Market

  • 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 various companies with respect to statements of concern and regulatory appeals before the Alberta Energy Regulator

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

  • 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 pipelines, including engineering, environmental, stakeholder consultation and Aboriginal matters

  • 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 and representing a natural gas developer operating in northeast British Columbia in matters before the British Columbia Oil & Gas Appeal Tribunal and the British Columbia Surface Rights Board

  • Assisting in representing parties in applications to the British Columbia Utilities Commission seeking approval of various corporate transactions

  • Assisting in representing a refinery operator in proceedings before Environmental Protection Review Canada

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