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Blain van Melle

Blain van Melle is the Executive Vice President of Commercial and Customer Relations at TransAlta.

Blain manages TransAlta’s global Commercial and Customer Relationships. His role includes overseeing partnerships, joint ventures, contracts, and revenue for TransAlta’s contracted and merchant facilities. In addition to Commercial and Customer relations, Blain also handles asset optimization, customer origination, forecasting, fuel supply strategy, and ESG sustainability goals for TransAlta’s business in Alberta.

Blain has 20 years of experience in deregulated power markets, having worked in roles ranging from Asset Optimization, Marketing, Proprietary Trading, and Dam Safety since his start at TransAlta in 2004.


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan
  • Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan

Community Service

  • Calgary Stampede International Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee Member
  • Previously served as a Board Member with Calgary Reads