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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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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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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AESO 2017 Long-Term Transmission Plan

The AESO hosted an information session on the long-term transmission plan (LTP) on February 8, 2018.

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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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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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