6Chidinma Thompson is a partner in BLG’s Electricity Markets Group. She specializes in litigation, regulatory approvals and compliance for energy projects such as electricity, oil & gas and renewable facilities.  She advises clients on energy and utilities regulation and litigation matters, including municipally-owned utilities. She has assisted electricity clients in all aspects of regulatory proceedings including aboriginal consultation and environmental assessment. She was co-counsel in the 500kv Western Alberta Transmission Line Critical Transmission Infrastructure between Edmonton and Calgary approved in 2012.

Chidinma has practiced law in Alberta for 8 years. She was initially admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2002 and practiced law with an international energy law firm in Nigeria prior moving to Canada. She has taught various law courses at the University of Calgary law school and the business school’s MSc. Program on Sustainable Energy Development. She frequently publishes and blogs on energy and environmental matters. She is a contributor on federal regulatory controls in the Canadian Environmental Law (LexisNexis Butterworths Loose-leaf publication). For a more detailed description of Chidinma’s experience please refer to her BLG bio here.

On a personal note, Chidinma received a Young Women in Energy Award in 2014 and the Women in Law Leadership Award​ in 2015. With her doctorate degree in law, Chidinma has been described by Alberta Oil as “an energy lawyer with an endless appetite for knowledge – and a talent for putting it to work.” No surprise she enjoys dissecting and curing legal and regulatory issues. However, she loves beach vacations and likes to read and travel.