Jacob’s practice focuses on commercial aspects of the electricity sector, specializing in procurement, development, finance, construction and M&A matters relating to electricity generation, distribution and transmission assets. Jacob is also active in Osler’s Derivatives Practice Group, focusing on regulatory matters relating to trading and marketplace activities for commodities and derivatives products. Jacob is also active in the firm’s climate change practice and is experienced in various emissions trading and renewable energy credit markets and regulations. Jacob has acted for the IESO (previously the Ontario Power Authority) on a number of its most significant mandates, including on its current market renewal initiatives, on the initial version of the renewable energy Feed-in Tariff Program, on replacement contracts for Ontario’s legacy non-utility generators, on contract implications of Ontario’s prior greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, on the IESO’s 2015 utility-scale energy storage RFP, and on energy supply contracts for projects developed by OPG. Jacob has served as a Director of the Canadian Solar Industries Association and regularly acts for owners and lenders on renewable energy projects across Canada.