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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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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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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RRO Rate Cap Regulation – July 14 Information Session

On July 14, 2017, the Department of Energy hosted an information session for stakeholders on the RRO Rate Cap Regulation for municipalities and REAs.

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MSA Report on Capacity Market Design

On January 18, 2017, the MSA released a report titled “Design Considerations for the Alberta Capacity Market.” The report looks at design options from other jurisdictions, in particular PJM, and makes recommendations on what should be included in the Alberta Capacity market design.

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MSA 2016 Retail Market Reports

On September 6th, the Market Surveillance Administrator released two “Retail Market Reports” titled Assessment of Inter-jurisdictional Retail Rate Comparisons and Trends in Regulated Retail Electricity and Natural Gas Bills.

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Miscellaneous Power Market News

Question to the MSA

On March 2, 2016 the Market Surveillance Administrator published a response to an inquiry by a market participant who is a buyer under a PPA and purchases forward power.

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AESO Historical Trading Report Hearing

On December 2, 2015 the MSA wrote to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) requesting a hearing on the AESO’s hourly Historical Trading Report (HTR). 

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