On April 23, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) released Decision 26061-D01-2021 on the “Commission-Directed Examination of Distribution Facility Owner Payments under the Independent System Operator Tariff Customer Contribution Policy.” Initiated in January, this generic, policy-oriented decision considers transmission contributions paid to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) by a distribution utility. The decision examines:
- Whether it is permissible in the legislation for a distribution utility to pay a contribution for transmission capital,
- If it is legally permissible, whether it should be done, and
- If it should be done, what should be the regulatory and accounting treatment once the distribution utility pays the contribution?
To view more of this post, please