Court of Appeal Decision: Alberta vs ENMAX Energy Corporation  

On April 26, 2018 the Court of Appeal of Alberta issued a decision related to the amount of interest a company can charge it’s affiliates given that the interest amount can be applied as a deduction against PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) charges.

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CCA Complaint against the AESO 

The CCA has filed a complaint against the AESO relating to Capacity Market design decisions. While the complaint is presented as a list of concerns about specific design parameters the underlying complaint is that mass market consumers voices have been under-represented in the AESO’s design process.

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Bill 13

On April 20, 2018 DOE hosted a webinar to share information on the recently passed Bill 13. The primary purpose of this bill is to amend five acts in order to enable the AUC, AESO And MSA to fulfill their roles in setting up the capacity market.

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AESO 2018 Tariff (12 CP and Customer Contribution Issue)

On April 24, 2018 the AESO presented to stakeholders their intended response to the AUC regarding the 12 CP and Customer Contribution issues:

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EPCOR ENERGY ALBERTA 2018-2021 EPSP

On March 16, 2018 the AUC approved most aspects of EPCOR Energy Alberta (EEA) proposed 2018-2021 Energy Price Setting Plan (EPSP) in Decision 22357-D01-2018.

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AESO 12 CP Issue – April 9, 2018 Session

On April 9, 2018 the AESO hosted a second stakeholder session on the 12 Coincident Peak cost allocation method issue.

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MSA Complaint Against the AESO Mothball Rule

The MSA has filed a complaint with the AUC against the ISO Rule in Section 306.7 (Mothball Outage Reporting).  It is the MSA’s position that the rule is contrary to the fair, efficient and openly competitive operation of the market because it allows for physical withholding, dampens the price signal and creates barriers for new market entrants.

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AESO 2018 Tariff – 12CP

On March 12, 2017, the AESO hosted a facilitated discussion on the 12-Coincident Peak (12CP) methodology. This issue was most recently raised during the AESO’s 2018 tariff application, and the AESO was directed to research and address the issue in advance of the tariff application moving forward. As part of meeting the Commission’s directive, the AESO asked interested parties to make presentations on the effectiveness of 12CP as well as potential alternatives.

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DOE Capacity Market Update

On March 15, 2018, the Department of Energy hosted an information session to update stakeholders on the government’s policy directions for the capacity market.

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