Blain van Melle

Senior Vice President, Trading and Commercial

Blain van Melle leads TransAlta’s Energy Trading and Marketing business as well as company wide commercial activities.

Blain has over 16 years of experience in deregulated power markets, having worked in roles ranging from Asset Optimization, Marketing, and Proprietary Trading at TransAlta since his start in 2004. In his current role he is responsible for delivering on both physical and financial trading results across North America, in both Natural Gas and Power markets while overseeing all commercial contracts within North America.

Blain holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.