John Dalton

April 16, 2019 | 1:45–2:30 pm

Keynote II– Roundtable “Renewable Energy Commitments”
A “state of the union” look at what this region’s as well as our neighbours in the northeast and in other provinces have in place for smart and renewable energy commitments.
Keith Cronkhite, Senior VP Business Development & Strategic Planning, NP Power
Ray McKay, VP, Energy Solutions, ENMAX
Gordon McIntosh, Deputy Minister, Newfoundland & Labrador Energy

Moderator: John Dalton– President of Power Advisory LLC

About John Dalton

John Dalton, President of Power Advisory, combines a strong understanding of wholesale power market fundamentals and the requirements for generation project development, with a broad economic analysis and energy policy background.  John has evaluated opportunities for electricity trade between the US and Canada for a wide range of clients including Natural Resources Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Canadian Wind Energy Association and numerous clean and renewable energy project developers.  

Drawing upon his thirty years in the electricity sector, he offers extensive experience in US and Canadian electricity markets, renewable energy project development opportunities in these markets and requirements for financing such projects.  He led a team that served as the Independent Administrator for Emera’s Atlantic Link project (a proposed 1,000 MW HVDC interconnection between New Brunswick and the metropolitan Boston area) solicitation for power suppliers. He testified on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia regarding the Maritime Link, which interconnects Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and provides access for the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project to Nova Scotia and electricity markets to the south.  He has advised several parties regarding generation development opportunities offered in Atlantic Canada and opportunities to export to the US Northeast including the first wind power project to secure long-term financing on the basis of such export sales. This work included evaluating transmission access, market prices and the ability and willingness of buyers in the Northeast to enter into long-term contracts. For Natural Resources Canada he assessed the barriers to electricity trade posed by differing REC requirements.  He has developed numerous ISO-New England market price forecasts and developed forecasts of New England Renewable Energy Certificate prices for a number of renewable project developers. Prior to consulting John was employed by the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. John has a B.A. in Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A from Boston University.