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A New Era for Canadian Energy is Now
April 25-27, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre - Edmonton, Canada

Governing Body 2022

James Powell.jfif

W. James Powell

Vice President, Clean Fuels

W. James Powell serves as the Vice President, Clean Fuels for ATCO. James has accountability for all aspects of ATCO’s hydrogen strategy and business development for North and South America. James has been with ATCO for six years, and prior to his current role he held multiple commercial roles in both Corporate Development and the Pipelines & Liquids Global Business.


James brings 25 years of experience in the energy industry, including corporate development, midstream infrastructure development, business operations, and performance management, as well as experience in trading and marketing for natural gas, crude oil, and electricity. Prior to joining ATCO, James was the Head of Global Operations, Marketing & Commercial Midstream for Talisman Energy, responsible for leading all long-term commercial transactions, commodity hedging strategies and midstream business development. He also held senior roles at ENMAX and early in his career spent more than seven years trading multiple commodities across North America.


James holds a Master of Business Administration from Hariot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary.