David Macaulay, co-head of the firm's power and renewable energy practice group, represents clients in the energy sector, both domestically and internationally.
He has significant experience in the development of commercial energy projects, with an emphasis on structuring power projects (gas, coal, hydro and alternative fuels), pipeline and mining joint ventures, and oil and gas projects in Western Canada and the frontier areas of the East Coast, Mackenzie Delta and Northwest Territories.
Clients benefit from David's major domestic energy project experience which includes Mackenzie Valley Pipeline and the Terra Nova and Sable Island offshore projects.
Internationally, David has represented clients in the acquisition of significant energy infrastructure assets in Australia and power development projects in both Australia and South America.
David brings to the commercial projects work expertise in financing including experience with project financing, conventional debt, private equity, and commodity and other hedging and risk management arrangements and transactions in assessing and mitigating risks in commercial energy projects which is critical in various project structures.
He serves as a director of a number of private corporations and is the past chairman and a long-term board member for Lindsay Park Sports Society, which operates the Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness.
•ATCO Power (416 MW cogeneration power project at the Nova Chemicals petro-chemical site at Joffre, Alberta) in connection with the negotiation and structuring of commercial agreements including electricity and steam supply agreement, ownership agreements, site host and services agreements.
•ATCO Power (1000 MW gas fired Thames Power Project in London, England) in connection with various commercial matters.
•Alberta Power (2000) Ltd. (670 MW coal fired Battle River generating station near Forestburg, Alberta) in connection with its power purchase and coal supply arrangements.
•2016, Chambers Canada
David J. Macaulay, ranked, Energy: Power
Clients describe him as top-notch on commercial matters, with a great perspective on the key elements required on a large deal
•2016, The Legal 500: Canada
David J. Macaulay, recommended, Energy - Power
'very strong in commercial agreements'
•2015, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
David J. Macaulay, repeatedly recommended, Energy (Oil & Gas)
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