Blain van Melle

Executive Vice President | Alberta Business

Blain van Melle oversees TransAlta’s asset optimization, customer origination (Alberta), contracting (Alberta), growth and new projects — greenfield and brownfield (Alberta), forecasting and ESG sustainability — strategy. 

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.