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Terri-Lee Oleniuk

Terri-Lee Oleniuk
Terri-Lee Oleniuk Partner | Calgary
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Recent representative matters include:

  • Prairie Lights Power with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for an application to the federal Impact Assessment Agency regarding a 360 MW gas-fired power plant near Grande Prairie, Alberta. This was the first application to the Agency for a power plant

  • Pattern Energy with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 280 MW Lanfine wind power project located near Oyen, Alberta

  • 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

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its C$2.3-billion acquisition by Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 117 MW Rattlesnake Ridge Wind project located near Medicine Hat, Alberta

  • Elemental Energy Renewables Inc. with regard to providing environmental and regulatory advice for applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission on the 26 MW Brooks Solar II solar plant located near Brooks, Alberta

  • Greengate Power Corporation with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the 400 MW Travers Solar Project located near the Village of Lomond, Alberta. This will be the largest solar energy project in Canada

  • 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.

  • Suncor Energy Inc. with regard to its participation in the British Columbia Utilities Commission Inquiry into Gasoline and Diesel Prices in British Columbia

  • LNG Canada Development Inc. with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice in connection with its liquified natural gas export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia and in its arrangements with the Coastal GasLink pipeline project

  • EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission and related interconnection matters before the Alberta Electric System Operator to construct and operate the 300 MW Sharp Hills wind farm located near Sedalia and New Brigden, Alberta as well as an appeal of the development permit before the Subdivision and Appeal Board and permission for leave to appeal the AUC approval to the Alberta Court of Appeal. This project was awarded a 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreement in Round One of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program

  • Potentia Renewables Inc. with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for applications and amendment applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission on the 122.4 MW Jenner wind power project and 180.2 MW Jenner wind power expansion project located near Jenner, Alberta. These projects were awarded a 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreement in Round Three of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program

  • Kinder Morgan Canada on its sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to the Government of Canada for C$4.5-billion

  • Enel Alberta Wind Inc. with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for the 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

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$239-million initial public offering of AltaGas Canada Inc.

  • Potentia Renewables Inc. in a partnership with Greengate Power Corporation with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission on: the 113 MW Stirling wind project located near Stirling, Alberta; the 120 MW Wheatland wind project located near Drumheller, Alberta; and, the 150 MW Paintearth wind project located near Stettler, Alberta. The Stirling project, in partnership with the Paul First Nation, was awarded a 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreement in Round Two of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program

  • 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

  • Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission and related interconnection matters before the Alberta Electric System Operator to construct and operate the 398.5 MW Forty Mile wind power project located near Bow Island, Alberta

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited with regard to providing legal, regulatory and Aboriginal advice on all regulatory and tolling approvals for the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline System, which will transport 890,000 bbl/d of petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, to the West Coast of Canada

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice on the 115 MW Bull Creek wind project near Provost, Alberta, including a two-week public hearing before the Alberta Utilities Commission — the second hearing in Alberta before the Alberta Utilities Commission for a wind generation project

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. with regard to providing legal and regulatory advice for an amendment application to the Alberta Utilities Commission on the 78 MW Hand Hills wind project near Delia, Alberta

  • Kanata Energy Group Ltd. with regard to providing legal, regulatory and Aboriginal advice relating to the Daiber gas plant, including before the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission

  • SunEEarth Alberta Solar Development Inc. with regard to obtaining approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate the Burdett solar project, a 20 MW photovoltaic facility and Yellow Lake solar project, a 19 MW photovoltaic facility, located near Burdett, Alberta

  • Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. with regard to obtaining an environmental assessment certificate from the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office for the Fortune Creek gas plant project, which will be located in northeast B.C. and have a processing capacity of 600 MMcf/day

  • Nalcor Energy with regard to providing legal, regulatory and Aboriginal advice on its 3,074 MW Lower Churchill hydroelectric project and 1,100 km Labrador-Island transmission link in Newfoundland and Labrador, including 45 days of public hearings before a joint federal-provincial review panel

  • De Beers Canada Inc. with regard to providing legal, regulatory and Aboriginal advice on its Gahcho Kué diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, including public hearings before the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

  • Vale with respect to advising on Aboriginal rights on lands impacted by Vale operations

  • TransCanada PipeLines Limited with regard to hundreds of kilometres of expansions and extensions of the NOVA gas transmission natural-gas pipeline system in Alberta and British Columbia, including the Groundbirch and Northwest Mainline expansion projects, each of which involved public hearings before the National Energy Board

  • TransCanada PipeLines Limited and four related TransCanada companies with regard to abandonment cost estimates, collection mechanism and set-aside mechanism applications under the Land Matters Consultation Initiative – Stream 3 before the National Energy Board

  • Williams Energy Canada ULC on a number of legal, regulatory and Aboriginal matters before the Alberta Energy Regulator regarding petrochemical projects

  • Statoil Canada Ltd. with respect to Aboriginal rights and negotiating sustainability agreements on lands impacted by Statoil operations

  • EnCana Corporation with regard to its proposed shallow gas infield development in the Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area near Medicine Hat, Alberta, including a public hearing before a joint federal-provincial review panel

  • EnCana Corporation in a preliminary inquiry regarding charges pursuant to the Canada Wildlife Act in relation to commercial activities in the Suffield National Wildlife Area: R v. EnCana, May 2009 (Judicial District of Medicine Hat)

Awards & Recognition

Terri-Lee was named a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2016.

She is continuously recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications, including in the most recent editions:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Recognized in the areas of Indigenous Law, Energy: Oil & Gas, and Environment)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Recognized in the areas of Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory) and Energy: Provincial Regulatory)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2019 and 2020 (Recognized in the area of Environmental Law)

  • Benchmark Canada 2019 and 2020: Future Star

  • Benchmark Canada 2019: 40 & Under Hot List

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Recognized in the areas of Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory) and Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation - Alberta)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 and 2019 (Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer in the area of Environment Law)

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Environmental Law, Indigenous Law, Energy (Oil & Gas))

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Aboriginal Law)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Lawyers to Watch)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Leading Lawyers to Watch in the area of Environmental Law)

Professional Activities

Terri-Lee is a member of the Law Society of Alberta's Practice Foundations Lawyer Competence Advisory Committee. She is also on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law (NEERLS) section serving as Communications Officer and is Co-Chair of the NEERLS 2020 Summit. Terri-Lee attended the Women's Leadership Roundtable through Harvard Law School’s Executive Education program and completed the Rotman School of Management Business Leadership for Women Lawyers Program. Terri-Lee is the past president and board chair of the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta and is a member of the board of directors of Alberta Theatre Projects.

Education
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2014
Admitted to the Northwest Territories Bar – 2012
Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2005
J.D. (with Distinction), University of Saskatchewan – 2003
B.Sc. (Physiology), University of Saskatchewan – 2001
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