Hon. Sonya Savage

Government of Alberta

Minister of Energy, MLA for Calgary-North-West

Minister Savage was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-North West. A life-long Albertan, Savage has been a strong voice championing pipelines for years. Earning a Master of Laws in Environment and Energy, she practiced law for 13 years before taking a job as an advocate for the oil and gas industry. After working 9 years at Enbridge, she accepted a role as the Sr. Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) in 2015. She has handled the pipeline industry’s large policy files, including regulatory reform, Indigenous reconciliation, legal, environment and climate change. Sonya Savage was appointed as Alberta’s Energy Minister on April 30, 2019. Relying on her extensive background in the industry and spending the last 12 years fighting for pipelines and the energy sector, Savage will continue her work to promote and develop Alberta’s oil and gas wealth and deliver on getting pipelines built.

Sessions With Hon. Sonya Savage

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 05:05pm - 05:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 11:05 pm - 08/mar/2022 11:45 pm

    Pathways for Canadian Oil Sands in a Decarbonizing World

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas
    Canadian oil sands have been at the forefront of the dialogue between energy and the environment. Canada has advanced numerous policies aimed at curbing oil sands GHG emissions, while oil sands producers have banded together announcing their ambition to dramatically lower absolute emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. What is the outlook for production and the implications on future emissions? What steps is industry taking to reduce its emissions? What is the role of government in tackling oil sands emissions?     

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 10:00am - 10:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 04:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 04:30 pm

    Practical Lessons Learned in Measuring & Reducing Methane in O&G

    Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Great advances have been made in recent years in the techniques for measuring and reducing methane in oil & gas, using a range of sensors and estimation techniques. But it is still relatively early days and opportunities remain to optimize the process and to make more accurate and quantitative measurements, estimates and reports. What role does regulation play in supporting progress in this area? What are the practical learnings from these projects, for example in terms of the winning technologies? How important is it to deploy technologies which characterize venting and fugitives? What are the best practices and approaches to help the industry to continue to meet its methane reduction goals going forward?

  • 10:30am - 11:00am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 05:00 pm

    Meetup - Hon. Minister Sonya Savage on Managing Alberta's Energy Resources

    Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Minister Sonya Savage has extensive background in the energy industry and has been a strong voice championing pipeline for many years at a policy and regulatory level, and handling indigenous reconciliation, legal environment, and climate change matters. Since being appointed Energy Minister for Alberta in 2019, her goals have included ensuring Alberta continues to play a key role in energy security and affordability in North America, while adopting responsible policies to drive down emission from the sector. Come and speak with Minister Savage first hand to discuss her vision and how she works to achieve these goals.