Robert B. Warren is senior counsel at WeirFoulds LLP in the area of regulatory advocacy and has represented clients in many proceedings involving the two major natural gas utilities, the former Ontario Hydro, Hydro One Networks Inc., Ontario Power Generation Inc., and the larger electric distribution utilities. He has advised electricity distribution utilities and municipal governments on the governance issues unique to their circumstances.
Robert has made presentations to several conferences of the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals, and the Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity, of which he is a member. He has made presentations to several conferences, and is the author of several papers, on the subjects of the regulation of the energy sector and the governance of local distribution electricity utilities.
He is recognized as a leading practitioner in Toronto in electricity and transportation law in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in 2015 Lexpert Special Edition – Infrastructure, recognized in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in Energy Regulatory Law - Electricity, Transportation Law – Truck, and was named 2013 Lawyer of the Year in energy regulatory law by that organization. Robert holds degrees from the University of Montreal, the University of Oxford, which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship, and the University of Toronto.
At a time of increasing energy costs and significant technological and policy change, more effective representation of consumer interests in regulatory and policy decision-making is warranted, argues the latest report from Mowat Energy’s On the Grid series. More