EDA Construction & Infrastructure Forum – May 4

EIN EDA Safety 400

April 19, 2021

Mark your calendars for the EDA’s Construction & Infrastructure Forum happening on May 4, 2021 and presented in partnership with Osler. Osler is a leading business law firm practising internationally from offices across Canada and in New York. This half-day virtual session will include a mix of legal, regulatory and sector perspectives, with leading experts speaking to unique constraints and considerations.

Registration fees:

  • $70 + HST for Members
  • $90 + HST for Non-Members

Go HERE for more information

Speaker Spotlight: Richard King, Partner, Osler

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) provides guidelines to utilities on applications to the board for approval of rates and cost recovery. The emergence of the pandemic has many utilities seeing delays in their construction projects and deferral of spending consequently. It is not business as usual for many utilities. 

Richard King, Partner, Osler will provide an overview of how the regulator, the OEB, has treated COVID-19 delays in construction projects. Richard will review recent Incremental Capital Module (ICM) decisions by the Board.

Speaker Spotlight: Elliot Smith, Partner, Osler

There has been much dialogue on how COVID-19 can be treated in existing construction contracts. But with the pandemic continuing and the lessons learned to date, a new approach to contracts that addresses the risks of COVID-19 is required for forthcoming projects.

Join Elliot Smith, Partner, Osler, as he identifies the elements of a sound construction contract during his session.

Elliot is a professional engineer, specializing in providing advice on all aspects of major infrastructure projects, including project development, procurement, contract negotiation and administration issues. His practice has a strong emphasis on the development of power plants, both renewable and conventional, as well as the negotiation of power and capacity purchase agreements. Elliot also regularly advises clients on other areas of construction law, such as construction contracts, equipment supply agreements, operating and maintenance agreements, and long-term utility supply agreements. Prior to joining Osler, Elliot worked at a number of institutions involved in the deregulated Ontario electricity market, including Ontario Power Generation and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). He also worked at the Ontario Power Authority (prior to its merger with the IESO), where he assisted with the development of a regional electricity supply plan.

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