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Sharon Wong

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  • Provided regulatory advice with respect to H2O Power’s $400-million private placement of fixed-rate senior secured notes to refinance the long-term operation of eight hydroelectric generating facilities in Ontario

  • Provided regulatory advice in respect of a competitive bid to acquire multiple hydroelectric generating facilities in Ontario, and providing ongoing regulatory, litigation and First Nation/aboriginal advice to the hydroelectric generator

  • Represented a wind developer before the Environmental Review Tribunal in respect to the appeal of the Renewable Energy Approval for its wind project

  • Represented major Canadian renewable generators and electricity traders and in various disputes with Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) over settlement credits

  • Represented a major Canadian renewable energy developer with respect to land requirements and easement agreements for construction of a proposed two-circuit, 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line running approximately 90 km

  • Represented Canadian Hydro Developers in their successful application to the OEB for leave to construct a 230 kV electricity transmission line and associated facilities from Wolfe Island under the waters of Lake Ontario to the city of Kingston

  • Represented Yellow Falls Power Limited Partnership in their successful application to the OEB for leave to construct a 25 km transmission line in northern Ontario, including advising on First Nation/aboriginal issues relating to the project

  • Advised a large commercial entity in respect of a long term district energy contract

  • Advised a large Canadian retailer in respect of a joint venture with a power producer in connection with the installation and operation of back-up generators at various retail locations in Ontario and the resulting impact on their participation in Ontario's IESO-controlled power markets

  • Advised on several proposed Global Adjustment cost savings agreements related to the installation of onsite generation and storage

  • Provided regulatory advice to EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Capital Power Corporation in respect to Capital Power's C$500-million initial public offering of its common shares

  • Represented Union Gas (a Spectra Energy company) and Dawn Gateway Pipeline Limited Partnership at the OEB in regulatory proceedings related to the development of the Dawn Gateway Pipeline, in which the OEB granted a new form of complaints-based, light-handed regulation, never before used in Ontario

  • Representing Union Gas in the Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review proceeding in which the OEB decided to refrain from regulating a large portion of Union's natural gas storage business

  • Acting for Union Gas in subsequent OEB proceedings relating to the allocation of natural gas storage capacity in Ontario

  • Acting for Union Gas in respect of a dispute relating to a municipal franchise agreement to operate gas pipelines in the city of Kingston, initially before the OEB, then on appeal to the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal

Awards & Recognition

Sharon is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Energy Regulatory Law)
Professional Activities

Sharon is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Energy Bar Association.

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Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1988
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1986

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