IJCanada Power 2020
January 23 & 24
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto



We create the opportunity and space for both anticipating key developments within the Canadian power market and providing face time with influential investors, financers, government authorities and equity project sponsors.

For over 10 years, IJCanada Power has enjoyed its status as the "go-to" event for the Canadian power market, providing attendees with detailed guidance on investment and financing opportunities and a unique forum for charting new market dynamics.

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The Ritz-Carlton
181 Wellington Street West



IJCanada Power offers a unique opportunity for you to raise your profile amongst the region’s most senior decision-makers. The annual conference brings together the entire project finance community allowing you to make valuable connections that could lead to future business opportunities.

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2 days of insight 

Previous delegates included: APPrO, BluEarth Renewables, BDBC, DIF, Engie/Engie Canada, H2O Power, iCon Infrastructure Canada, InStar AGF & more

Recent speakers include: Government of Alberta, Ontario Power Generation, Northland Power, H2O Power, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg & more

Save $500 with Super Early Bird tickets - available until November 15.



We create the opportunity and space for both anticipating key developments within the Canadian power market and providing face time with influential investors, financers, government authorities and equity project sponsors.

For over 10 years, IJCanada Power has enjoyed its status as the "go-to" event for the Canadian power market, providing attendees with detailed guidance on investment and financing opportunities and a unique forum for charting new market dynamics.

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Confirmed speakers:

Glen Spry



Jeremy Goertz

Managing Director 

SunGrid Solutions

Andrew Kennedy

Chief Financial Officer 
Capstone Infrastructure Corporation

Stephen Sommerville

Vice Presdient, Corporate Development 

H20 Power

Jason Chee-Aloy

Managing Director 

Power Advisory LLC

Jamie Houssian


Elemental Energy

Alec Cheng

Vice President 
Ontario Power Generation

Rael McNally

Director Real Assets Infrastructure 


Rory O'Sullivan


Moltex Energy Canada

Christian Wray

Co-Founder & CEO 

JCM power

Ted Gruetzner

Vice President 

Global Public Affairs

Anthony Spadaro



David Butters


The Association of Power Producers of Ontario

Doruk Ozulu

Country Manager - Canada

Trina Solar

Lubna Ladak

Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy 

Ontario Power Generation

Mark Kolesar


Alberta Utilities Commission

Nicolle Butcher

Senior Vice President Corporate Business Development and Strategy

Ontario Power Generation

Rob Roberti


Cordelio Power

Sankar Das Gupta



Shaheer Aziz

Director, Strategy & Development 

Grasshopper Solar

Vikram Singh

Head of Utility Partnerships


Media Partners


Who is attending?

  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Canada Infrastructure Bank 
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business 
  • BluEarth Renewables Corp
  • Green World Leasing 
  • WSP 
  • H2O Power 
  • BMO
  • Black & Veatch
  • Oya Solar Inc

  • AST Trust Company (Canada) 
  • Manulife Financial 
  • Tugliq Energy 
  • Abundant Solar Energy Inc. 
  • Evolugen 
  • Global Telegate Canada Inc 
  • Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
  • Marubeni Power
  • Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund
  • Renewable Energy Systems Canada  

And many more! Don't get left behind and join us in 2020

Bruce Fowler

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 

Jean Paul

President & CEO
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Registration & Coffee in the networking zone
Phasing out of PPAs: How will the market address the expiring PPAs in 2023?

IJGlobal Market & Financing Analysis

Networking Lunch 

  • How are shareholders viewing traditional service companies moving into M&A and is this a trend to continue? 
  • Is risk being properly priced? Determine whether or not developers or sponsors are properly pricing recent capital 
  • How will regulatory and market pressure affect deals in 2020? 
  • Speculation or reality? Will asset divestment programmes continue?

Secondary Markets & M&A Activity: How are entities pricing risk and where do investors see future activity?

Climate Change: What Needs to be Done to Develop Policies that Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions While Strengthening the Economy? 

How can Canada contribute elsewhere? Explore market entry into US and European markets through analysing access to capital markets and risk profiles

  • How can Canadian institutions and IPPs participate in the US market? What are the best-laid strategies and focal areas of activity? 
  • Solar vs. wind: where is investor sentiment for 2020 weighing more on? 
  • Analysing the risk profile: what ground-breaking structures have become popular out of the US that is attractive to lenders and developers? 
  • Offshore wind: How can Canada take advantage of the growing US offshore wind market? What are the potential opportunities for resource management?

Scrutinizing future business models and possibilities within energy storage: What are developers and investors doing to build out?

Networking Break

Round table 1 - LNG 
Round Table 2- Energy Storage 
Round Table 3 - Market-Entry Strategies: US & Europe 
Round Table 4 - Small Modular Reactors 
Round Table 5 - Secondary Markets & M&A
Round Table 6 - Indigenous Business

Aboriginal Business: What Are the New Financing and Business Models that Incorporate in Communities into Decision-Making and Equity?

CCAB First Nations Business Sustainability Award

Networking Drinks

  • Why have prices been low and what have been lasting effects those prices have had on the sector? 
  • Are we moving into a post-contract world? Are merchant PPAs part of a growing trend? 
  • Non-traditional corporate PPAs: How will the likes of Amazon and Google change the equation for lending? 
  • Is the industry ready as a whole to move in favour of more flexible corporate PPAs?
  • Will Canada follow the California model and incorporate storage contracts as part of financing future power projects? 
  • What is the long-term risk to consider for energy storage? What issues relating to scalability are to be anticipated? 
  • How much of a role will energy storage play in peak shaving mechanisms going forward? 
  • Can energy storage play a role in making renewables more economical? How can this be coupled with advanced thermal storage and nuclear? 
  • The CIB perspective: How does the CIB view energy storage as a viable investment channel for green energy?
  • Mind the gap: investigate ways in ways Canadian developers and project financers can address the supply gap working with First Nations communities 
  • From 2019 to 2022, what transmission projects are in the pipeline for lenders and developers to be involved in First Nations projects? 
  • How can the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project serve as a model for future transmission projects?

















Networking Break 

Through our partnership with Women in Energy Canada, This panel will explore business and financial strategies to minimise greenhouse emissions and provide greater clarity on the progress undertaken by energy companies as they navigate the energy transition. Moderator: Joanna Rosengarten, Lawyer, McCarthy Tétrault, Christine Healy, President & CEO, Total E&P
Laura Zizzo, Founder & CEO, Mantle, Michelle Chislett, Managing Director – US & Canada, Northland Power and Margaret Childe, Director, ESG Research and Integration, Manulife Investment Management

Industry Roundtables

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL: Market Conditions: Where do we go from here?

  • How long will lenders and developers have to wait until new projects underway?
  • What sort of future opportunity will there be? What jurisdictions are most promising and what are the best methods to prepare? 
  • Deal flow and finance: What advancements have different lender groups made? 
  • How will deals be structured in the medium-term and what will those terms be

Day 1- January 23rd

Day 2 - January 24th

Chair's Opening Remarks

How Credit Insurance Supports the Mobilisation of Capital to Infrastructure Projects 

  • Overview of the markets capabilities and evolution of the products 
  • Who uses the product and why: what are the benefits to Insureds? 
  • What kind of transactions are in the sweet spot for underwriters and insureds? 
  • What innovation is taking place in the credit insurance market?



Navigating Political Uncertainty: Charting a course for renewables within the evolving political environment – what should developers anticipate?


  • Tackling the five peaks, are organisations promised returns when a peak is missed?
  • How will policy affect the financing environment? With changing regulations, how will the provincial vs. federal play pan out?
  • In Ontario, how are developers moving forward following the cancellation of LRP programme?

The Big Four: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario & Quebec: How can these regions generate noise in a quiet market? 


  • What programmes have Alberta and Saskatchewan put in place and where is policy heading?
  • How have the provinces evolved within the context of economic curtailment? What will be the way they set up their PPAs going forward? 
  • Within the context of merchant risk, what opportunities will be most attractive to investors?
  • Are there new RfPs on the horizon?


Morning Networking Break


The future of nuclear: How will SMRs and refurbishment change the playing field within renewables? 


Financing Distributed Energy Resources – What is the best route to monetization? 


How are developers commercialising and financing solar projects outside of the REP programme and what are the next steps for the Canadian market? 


End of day one

Moderated By: Angus Leslie-Meville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal 
Nikolaos Nikolaids, Senior Director, Finance & M&A, Innergex 
Mark KolesarChair, Alberta Utilities Commission Nicola Simon, Executive Director of Facilities and Planning, British Columbia Utilities Commission 
Peter Clibbon, Senior Vice President,
Renewable Energy Systems Canada

Ted Gruetzner, Vice President, Global Public Affairs

Moderated By: Jamie HoussianPrinciple, Elemental Energy 
Jeremy Goertz, Managing Director, SunGrid Solutions 
Sankar Das Gupta, CEO, Electrovaya 
Sashen Guneratna, Managing Director, Investments, Canadian Infrastructure Bank 

Moderator: Bruce FowlerPartner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 
James Brooks, Managing Director – Infrastructure & Power, CIBC World Markets 
Andrew Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer, Capstone Infrastructure Corporation
Nikolaos Nikolaids
, Senior Director, Finance & M&AInnergex 

Moderated By: Michelle Chislett, Managing Director – US & CanadaNorthland Power 
Christian Wray, Co-Founder & CEO, JCM Power
Rob Roberti, Chief Financial Officer, Cordelio Power Inc

Frank Napolitano, Managing Director and Co-Head, US Power, Utilities and Renewables, National Bank Financial
David Oxtoby, CEO, CarbonFree Group

Moderator: Angus Leslie-Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal 
Stephen Somerville, Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations, H20 Power 
David Butters, President, The Association of Power Producers of Ontario 
Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director, Power Advisory LLC 

Cory Basil, Vice President, Development, EDF Renewables

Moderator: Anthony Spadaro, Partner, Davies 
Rael McNally, Director – Real Assets – Infrastructure – Renewable Power, BlackRock 
Nicolle Butcher, Senior Vice President Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Ontario Power Generation

Carmelo Restifo, Director – Project Finance, MUFG
Dan Balaban, Founder, Greengate Power Corporation 

Moderator: Lynn Parsons, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP 
Jean Paul Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business  
Sashen Guneratna, Managing Director – Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank 
Margaret Kenequanash, President and CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power
Derek Chum, VP of Indigenous Relations, Hydro One 

Angus Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal

Moderated By: Chantal Brazeau, Head of Financial Solutions Practice, Willis Towers Watson 
Marvin Azzopardi, Vice President, Senior Underwriter – Political Risk, Credit & Bond, AXA XL
Brad Dunderman, Director, Private Insurance Placement, Americas, SMBC 
Tamsin Plumptre
, Canada Credit Specialities Leader, 
Marsh JLT Speciality 

Moderator: Angus Leslie-Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal
Rory O'Sullivan, CEO, Moltex Energy Canada 
Lubna Ladak, Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Ontario Power Generation
Simon Irish, CEO, Terrestrial Energy 

  • Identifying the drivers behind, and barriers to, current DER activity in Canada
  • What is driving demand?
  • Current provincial DER markets
  • Key technological advancement in the decentralisation of power
  • What needs to change in market structures to take Canadian corporate power procurement to the same levels as the US? What has been done so far?

Moderator: Glen Spry, CEO, SensorSuite 
Vikram Singh, Head of Utility Partnerships, Microsoft 
Ria Fitzgerald, 
Director, Market Development & Investment, 
Switch Power 

  • How are developers and financers adapting to the phasing out of tariffs in the Canadian market?
  • Will lenders adapt to smaller investments that are currently ongoing in the market?
  • Where is the opportunity within the context of bi-panel solar? What is the opportunity for reaping more out of this resource?
  • After 2020, what cash flows are to be expected?
  • How is risk being profiled with changes in regulations across provinces?

Doruk Ozulu, Country Manager – Canada, Trina Solar


Networking lunch


End of IJCanada Power 2020 

The CIB & Power Generation: Where are the CIB's Investment Priorties and Their Ambitions within the Sector?


In this session, delegates will gain a greater understanding of the CIB's approach to the power and renewables market, outlining investment plans and financing options for developers across Canada. Fred Bettez and Sashen Guneratna, Managing Directors of Investment for the CIB, will discuss their roadmap.
Moderated by: Angus Leslie-Meville, Editoiral Director, IJGlobal
Sashen Guneratna, Managing Director – Investments, CIB 
Fred Bettez, Managing Director – Investments,