Jean-Denis Charlebois is chief economist for the National Energy Board.
PUF interviewed regulators of nine of the ten provinces of Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. And of the FERC-like National Energy Board. And of the vast northern territory Nunavut, the frozen home of Inuit villages that reaches to the North Pole.
Part 2 of this series includes interviews of the eastern and midwestern Canadian regulators. See Part 1 for interviews of the western and northern regulators.
PUF: What's your role at the National Energy Board?
Jean-Denis Charlebois: My role is chief economist. This means that I oversee the technical work of about fifty people. Half of those are responsible for the financial and economic regulation of the facilities under our jurisdiction, and the other half are responsible for energy information products, to basically inform the energy dialogue in Canada.