David Timm

Vice President

As Vice President in Sussex’s Energy and Environment Practice, David is responsible for advising a range of international and domestic clients on matters related to energy policy matters, regulatory affairs, procurement as well mergers and acquisitions. He joined the firm in 2014 after a number of years as Vice President of Strategic Affairs for a global independent power producer, utility and asset management company.

David is a highly accomplished executive who has played a prominent role in the advancement of the independent power sector in Canada over the past 16 years. He has managed due diligence on over $1 billion of large-scale energy transactions, led business development initiatives for multiple projects in Canada and the United States, authored strategic market and policy studies (including on tax assessments for energy projects) and secured regulatory approvals on close to 1GW of energy projects across the country. David has also developed successful public affairs and community outreach campaigns, has worked with provincial and municipal governments advancing energy projects, and has experience in facilitating the inception, implementation and amendment of multiple energy procurement regimes.

David regularly speaks at conferences and events across the country focusing on public policy, government relations, community engagement and communications.

David is a Past Chair of the Canadian Wind Energy Association's Board of Directors (CanWEA) and was appointed by the Ontario Minister of Energy to the Ontario Clean Energy and Supply Task Force as well as the Ontario Power Authority’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of CanWEA and serve on a number of advisory committees across the country.

Analysis of Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan – Delivering Fairness and Choice
Earlier today the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s Minister of Energy, released the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). Entitled Delivering Fairness and Choice, the LTEP was assembled over the past year following extensive consultation with affected stakeholders and communities, and building on the findings of the Ontario Planning Outlook (OPO) released by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in 2016.
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Alberta introduces electricity market reforms to cap electricity rates and establish a capacity market
Alberta’s government has introduced new reforms that are meant to overhaul the province’s electricity market to encourage investment into new generation capacity while protecting consumers from price volatility as the market evolves as a result of the NDP’s Climate Leadership Plan.
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Canada announces "greening government" strategy
Yesterday in Calgary, during her keynote address to the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual Conference, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada announced that the Canadian Government will reduce emissions from government operations by 40 percent by 2030.
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Alberta – Government of Alberta announces next steps on ambitious renewable energy agenda
On Thursday November 3rd, as part of her keynote address to the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) annual conference in Calgary, the Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, announced the provincial government’s next steps with respect to implementation of its ambitious renewable energy targets.
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Alberta Introduces Climate Leadership Implementation Act
Yesterday the Alberta government introduced Bill 20 – the Climate Leadership Implementation Act - for first reading as a next step in the implementation of the province’s ambitious climate change plan.
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