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Gerald Palanca is the manager of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Emissions Management Team. His team is responsible for ensuring that the implementation and maintenance of the air emissions framework is achieved through regulatory development, stakeholder engagement, surveillance and related enforcement process activities. Gerald has over 18 years of oil and gas experience. He worked extensively on regulatory projects, flaring and venting operations. Before joining the AER, Gerald held various positions for a major oil and gas producer in acquisitions and divestments, energy efficiency, and regulatory compliance roles. Gerald has an applied bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering and a technical diploma in Chemical Engineering. Gerald served as chair of the Canadian Standards Association emissions committee, chair of the Western Regulators Forum emissions committee, member of the Government of Alberta’s Methane Reduction Oversight Committee, and various Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada committees.