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Nicole Bakker

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  • Representing EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. in its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 300 MW Sharp Hills wind farm

  • Representing Pattern Energy in its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 280 MW Lanfine wind power project located near Oyen, Alberta

  • 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

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

  • Assisting BluEarth Renewables Inc. with regard to its complaint to the Alberta Utilities Commission in relation to the conduct of Fortis Alberta Inc. and tariff compliance matters

  • Assisting Public Sector Pension Investment Board and the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board with regard to their proposed C$1.7-billion acquisition of AltaGas Canada Inc.

  • 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 pipeline companies on various issues in connection with Canada Energy Regulator applications to construct and operate pipelines, including engineering, environmental and stakeholder consultation matters

  • Advising various companies on regulatory and environmental due diligence reviews associated with mergers and acquisitions

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

  • 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

Professional Activities

Nicole is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Calgary Bar Association, and is involved with the Women at Blakes Network.

Publications
Media Activities
  • Interviewed and Quoted: Legal departments at oil and gas companies lead the way to renewable energy growth
    Article by Lucy Saddleton, Canadian Lawyer InHouse, February 23, 2022.
Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2015
JD, University of British Columbia – 2014
BSc (Environmental Science), Western University – 2011
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