Our Team

Michael Turner, President

Michael Turner

Since 1998, Michael has served Chymko’s clients with technical and financial analysis related to electric, natural gas, recycling, water, and wastewater utility industries. Michael’s experience in these matters covers all aspects of utility revenue and long- term financial viability; from the financial polices that drive overall rate levels to the analysis that determines the rate paid by the end-use customer. This knowledge allows Michael to lead projects advocating on behalf of our clients’ interests relatedto regulatory proceedings, industry restructuring, evaluating business cases, and commercial contract negotiations. Understanding the fundamental mechanisms behind Canada’s energy utility industry permits Michael to provide pertinent advice and support for a wide range of complementary issues, such as business planning and commercial matters. His analytical skills are complimented by his strong familiarity with Information Technology (IT), which allows him to extract, manage, and analyze data for use in the economic, financial, and valuation models.

Phone: (403) 781-7691

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Ashley Van Damme

Ashley Van Damme

Since joining Chymko in 2012, Ashley has assisted clients with a wide range of regulatory, research and analysis and financial planning projects. Responsible for written applications to regulatory boards in a variety of jurisdictions, Ashley has developed a deep understanding of the industry trends, regulatory precedents and government policy that affect both public and private utilities. Her experience with developing cost of service analysis and rate design models further ensures a sound understanding of short and long-term utility financial planning. In addition, Ashley assists clients with energy procurement, government policy engagement, financial and economic analysis, and energy and market research. With professional and educational background rich in research, analysis, and communication, Ashley provides clients with findings and written reports that are clearly communicated, thorough and succinct. This particular skillset additionally lends to her ability to monitor and react to industry trends andgovernment policy for developments that potentially impact Chymko Consulting’s clients.

Phone: (403) 781-7694

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Akash Asif

Akash Asif

Akash recently joined Chymko as an analyst. By following broad regulatory trends and specific hearings, he provides regular updates to clients on issues affecting their interests. In addition, Akash draws on a strong research background and analytical experience to provide project support with financial and economic analysis, data management, and assists with the implementation and execution of energy procurement processes as well as the preparation of regulatory applications. Following the completion of his undergraduate degrees, Akash developed his communication skills by leading his employer’s marketing and business development strategy for Canada. During his master’s program, he enhanced his research and analytical skills that were required to help complete a regulatory review for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. More recently, Akash worked for an energy company and developed a policy document that can be used to review and assess regulatory changes.

Phone: (403) 781-7690

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