Implementation of the Capacity Market: On-going Consultations

Capacity market consultations continue as the DOE, AESO and AUC work to develop and approve rules that will implement and govern the capacity market.

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ISO Rules to Implement the Capacity Market (Technical Meetings)

In order to develop the ISO rules to implement the capacity market, the AESO has hosted a succession of technical meeting, and requests for stakeholder feedback on three iterations of Market Rules.

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Proceeding 23757: Rules to Implement the Capacity Market

On July 3, 2018, following the passage of Bill 13, the Commission initiated a proceeding to consider rules to implement and operate the capacity market.

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AUC Ruling on CCA Complaint against the AESO 

On July 23, 2018 the AUC issued a ruling on the CCA’s complaint against the AESO related to the first version of the comprehensive market design proposal for the capacity market.

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ATCO Utilities PBR Re-Opener

The Commission’s original Performance Based Regulation (PBR) decision contains a provision that allows the Commission to review a utility’s historical PBR plan if the reported ROE is 300 basis points (BP) above or below the approved return on equity (ROE) for two consecutive years, or 500 BP above or below the approved ROE for one year. 

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MSA Complaint against AESO Mothball Rule

Readers may recall that back in April of 2018, the MSA filed a complaint with the AUC against the AESO Mothball Outage Reporting rule (ISO Rule Section 306.7).

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AESO Capacity Market Design 2

On May 1, 2018 the AESO hosted a session to present on the Comprehensive Market Design version 2.0 (CMD 2).  As the design process goes on, more and more technical details are worked out; however, the overall design remains largely unchanged from previous iterations.

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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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