7Kent Howie is the editor of AlbertaPowerMarket.com. Kent is both a lawyer and a certified public accountant.  He is a partner in the Calgary Office of the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). He practices in the Electricity Markets Group at BLG, and leads a group in Calgary that has a particular focus on the Alberta Electricity Market. They form part of a larger Electricity Markets Group at BLG which is composed of over 40 lawyers with extensive electricity industry experience across Canada.

Kent has advised clients in the electricity industry for over 20 years. He began his career with BLG in Ottawa, Ontario, but has spent the last 13 years practicing corporate commercial law with the firm in Calgary, Alberta.  He has been involved in all facets of the electricity industry.  For example, he has advised clients on issues related to developing, financing, constructing and operating power projects in various parts of Canada representing all of the major technologies – coal, natural gas, wind, solar, hydro and geothermal.  This has included very large projects completed though joint ventures, including with various First Nations in Canada. Kent has also advised electricity transmitters and distributors, electricity retailers and large electricity consumers on an array of electricity issues.  He is deeply interested in, and aware of, all issues related to the Alberta Electricity Market, including the rapid structural change that this market is undergoing as it converts its generation fuel mix from a coal-based to a renewable and lower-emitting natural gas mix of fuels.

For a more detailed description of Kent’s experience and professional recognitions please refer to his more detailed bio here.

On a personal note, Kent was born and raised on Cape Breton Island in the Province of Nova Scotia. He met his wife while attending Mount Allison University in the Province of New Brunswick. He has 2 daughters.  His oldest daughter is a graduate of the University of Montreal and recently returned from spending 2 years doing development work in Africa. His youngest daughter attends Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she plays Division 1 college golf.  Being empty nesters, he and his wife now parent a 3 year old Labradoodle named Molly.