Brownlee’s extensive work with utilities throughout Alberta has provided its lawyers with a formidable depth of experience in the field of utility regulation.
We represent various intervenors (often ratepayers) in proceedings involving rates set by regulated utilities (electricity and natural gas) before the Alberta Utilities Commission. Brownlee has represented various types of ratepayers, including:
- farm owners
- small commercial customers
In addition to financial concerns, ratepayer concerns can include environmental and socioeconomic issues, among others. Brownlee understands the various and dynamic concerns that often arise in utilities law and are able to capably advance the interests of clients, regardless of their form. It is the goal of our Utility Regulation practice group to satisfy the objective of our clients in a way that is proactive, timely, and practical.
Brownlee also acts for municipalities and other interested landowners in “facilities” applications before the Alberta Utilities Commission and Joint Panels considering the approval of large projects such as oil sands mines.