Keynote Title: Will Smart Grids and Local Generation and Storage Transform Canadian Cities
Arbitrator and Settlement Counsel at JAMS Toronto- Washington
Gordon Kaiser is a Arbitrator and Settlement Counsel practicing in Toronto and Washington DC at the JAMS Resolution Centre. His practice involves domestic and international disputes in energy, infrastructure, regulation and technology. He served as Vice Chairman of the Ontario Energy Board for six years. He has acted for a number of regulators including the Attorney General of Canada, the Commissioner of Competition, the Commissioner of Patents, the Ontario Energy Board, the Competition Tribunal, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator, the Ontario Telephone Commission and the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission. Mr. Kaiser has mediated settlements in the energy and technology sector, including disputes on multi-year rate plans between public utilities and their major customers and long term contracts forthe pricing of gas and electricity. He has advised the Alberta’s Utility Commission and the Ontario IESO on settlements under the Market Rules and the Attorney General Canada on settlements under the Competition Act. Mr. Kaiser has arbitrated disputes dealing with the construction of transmission and pipeline facilities, power purchase agreements, gas supply contracts, the construction of power plants and wind and solar interconnection. He is a member of the JAMS Global Engineering and Construction panel in Washington DC, the Independent Electricity System Operator panel in Toronto and the London Court of International Arbitration. Mr. Kaiser has served as a Adjunct Professor at Queens University, the University of Toronto and the Osgoode Hall Law School. He is Co-Chair of the Canadian Energy Law Forum and a Managing Editor of the Energy Regulation Quarterly. He is recognized as one of Canada’s leading Arbitrators by Chambers Global.