Termination of the Keephills STS Agreements

On November 24, 2017, the AESO submitted an application with the AUC requesting legal determinations around Supply Transmission Service (STS) at the Keephills generating units 1 and 2.

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AESO Capacity Market Design Update

On December 11, 2017, the AESO hosted the stakeholder session to provide updates on the Alberta Capacity Market Straw Model (SAM 3.0). 

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2018 Generic Cost of Capital

The AUC initiated 2018 generic cost of capital (GCOC) proceeding is underway with Alberta Utilities and customer groups submitting evidence in support of their proposed return on equity (ROE) and debt-to-equity ratios.

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DOE Capacity Market Engagement Session (Stakeholder Involvement)

On November 17, 2017 the DOE hosted a second stakeholder consultation session on overarching policy decisions that will guide the capacity market design. The first, on resource adequacy, took place on October 27, 2017 and the final session on cost allocation will take place sometime in mid-December. 

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Request to Review & Vary the HTR Decision

TransAlta and TransCanada have both submitted a request to review and vary (R&V) Decision 21115-D01-2017 in which the AUC found the Historical Trading Report is contrary to market efficiency, and directed the AESO to cease publishing. 

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ATCO Electric Appeal to Recover Transmission Line Insurance Costs

The Alberta Court of Appeal has denied ATCO Electric leave to appeal the AUC’s decision regarding the inclusion of transmission line insurance costs in their rate application. ATCO Electric had included the cost of third party insurance in their 2015-2017 GTA application revenue requirement, but the Commission denied recovery of those costs. 

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