Partner, Bennett Jones
Jessica Kennedy's practice is focused on regulatory law as it pertains to resource development, transmission and electricity market regulation. She applies her expertise across a range of sectors, including renewable and conventional power generation, pipelines, electrical transmission and distribution, upstream oil and gas, oil sands and mining.
Jessica has experience in dealing with environmental, regulatory, tariff and Indigenous matters before the Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission, Canada Energy Regulator and Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, judicial reviews at the Court of King’s Bench and appeals of administrative decisions before the Alberta and Federal Courts of Appeal.
Operating within an ever-evolving legal landscape, Jessica regularly advises clients on regulatory implications for their businesses. She also assists clients with negotiating agreements with Indigenous groups and affected stakeholders and with obtaining regulatory approvals for large scale projects. Jessica is educated in environmental biology, law and business, and has a keen interest in the current transformation of our energy sector. Her thought leadership includes writing and speaking on renewable project development, carbon emissions regulation, CCUS, environmental assessment, hydrogen, electricity market regulation, critical minerals, geothermal power, energy storage and more.