Director, U.S. Government Relations, Capital Power
Jon Sohn is the director of U.S. government relations for Capital Power, an independent power producer based in Edmonton, Canada. In this role, Sohn is responsible for maintaining awareness of local, state, and federal legislative and policy initiatives that stand to impact Capital Power’s existing or prospective commercial interests in the U.S., and developing and executing advocacy strategies with elected officials that mitigate any potential risks to Capital Power and maximize opportunities to support continued growth in the U.S. Sohn works closely with Capital Power’s U.S. Commercial Services and Operations teams and with teams across the company to ensure coordinated, targeted and effective advocacy on issues of interest to Capital Power in the U.S. Capital Power’s portfolio in the U.S. includes renewable energy and natural gas assets.
Sohn is an experienced energy and natural resources public policy and government relations leader, and has first-hand experience formulating and advancing U.S. domestic and international environmental policy and regulations through legislative advocacy and testimony at hearings in Congress and the Executive Branch.
Sohn was with Dentons law firm for nine years prior to joining Capital Power. At Dentons, he provided counsel to clients with a focus on risks and opportunities related to energy and climate change legislation and regulation before the U.S. government and multilateral organizations. His clients included energy trade associations, independent power producers, multinational energy companies, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, clean tech companies and international funds with a focus on mitigating impacts of climate change.
Prior to joining Dentons, Sohn worked at Climate Change Capital LLC, where he helped develop their global environmental and social risk management policy and advised their investment funds on carbon markets and clean energy policy and government relations. Prior to that, he worked at the World Resources Institute, where he partnered with commercial banks and public financial institutions, such as the International Finance Corporation, on environmental and social risks and opportunities in the oil, gas and mining sectors, and also worked with Congress and the White House to develop renewable energy targets for export credit agencies. Sohn began his career working for the Clinton administration on environmental and labor policy and law at the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation. He is based in Washington, D.C.