Caroline Jageman has over 14 years of experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer with a focus on developing and launching energy projects and consumer programs. She began her practice at a large national firm in Toronto, followed by an international firm out of the Frankfurt, Germany office, and most recently, prior to founding Jageman Law, was Senior Counsel for the agency of the Province of Ontario tasked with implementing the Province's energy policy, the Ontario Power Authority, now the Independent Electricity System Operator (OPA/IESO).
At the OPA/IESO, Caroline was the lead lawyer in the development and launch of the Province-wide Conservation First/saveONenergy program consisting of a suite of conservation and demand management programs for residential consumers and for commercial and industrial customers. This complex, multi-billion dollar program was a collaborative effort between the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Power Authority, local hydro companies, the Electricity Distributors Association, and other channels such as retailers, to achieve Province-wide energy conservation targets. Caroline was also the co-lead lawyer in the development and launch of the predecessor program, the 2011-2014 Conservation and Demand Management Program in Ontario.
Conservation First and the 2011-2014 Conservation and Demand Management Programs were customer-focused initiatives to improve energy efficiency through technological upgrades, and to reduce or shift energy consumption, including by installing behind-the-meter resources. On the residential side, other initiatives were aimed at creating a culture shift towards energy conservation. These initiatives were often novel and cutting-edge, such as a social benchmarking platform enabling households to compare their electricity consumption against their neighbor’s. Many of these initiatives involved handling and processing large quantities of sensitive residential data. Caroline also has significant experience with privacy and cybersecurity laws and requirements.
In addition to her conservation work, Caroline created and/or contract managed the legal structure and contracts for various first-of-its kind renewable energy programs and power purchase agreements for hydro, wind and solar power in the form of the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program and for energy from waste that resulted in the Durham York Energy Centre. She also developed the contracts for various energy funding programs for First Nation communities and local communities, including the Community Energy Program and the Aboriginal Energy Program. Caroline also developed the contracts and legal structure for programs to support innovative technologies in her work with the Ontario Power Authority’s Technology Fund and Conservation Fund.
As counsel to the OPA/IESO and as counsel to project developers, Caroline has also acquired extensive experience with government procurements and bidding. She has provided advice both on issuing the request for proposals and on submitting proposals.
As in-house counsel, Caroline worked closely with the business units, providing practical, legal advice on day-to-day matters, including contracts, intellectual property, consumer laws, marketing and advertising law, privacy, corporate governance, and various energy regulatory matters.
Prior to joining the Ontario Power Authority, Caroline practiced securities law in 2006 at an international law firm working for banking clients based in Europe. Before that, Caroline began her career advising on the development, construction and financing of large and small renewable energy projects, participating in some of the first large scale renewable energy programs in the Province.
In addition to her practice, Caroline is a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and also of the Board of Trustees of St. Hilda's College. She also teaches a graduate energy and infrastructure course at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2003 to present.
Solicitor of England and Wales (2007).
McGill University, Law School, 2002
University of Toronto, B.Com, 1999
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