Bill 22, the Electricity Statutes Amendment Act, Passes First Reading

The Alberta Legislature introduced Bill 22, the Electricity Statutes (Modernizing Alberta’s Electricity Grid) Amendment Act on April 27, 2022. The acceptance of this bill would make several amendments to the Alberta Utility Commission Act (“AUC Act”), the Electric Utilities Act (“EU Act”), and the Hydro and Electric Energy Act (“HEE Act”) to enable energy storage, encourage more self-supply with export, expand the responsibilities of the Minister of Energy (“the Minister”) and begin winding down the Balancing Pool by redistributing its responsibilities.[1]



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Decision Regarding Fortis’s Exit Charges Applied to Consumers Switching to EQUS

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceeding 26668, the AUC decides whether the exit charges FortisAlberta Inc. (Fortis) levied on consumers wanting to change their service provider to EQUS REA Ltd. (EQUS) are reasonable considering Fortis and EQUS’s Integrated Operation Agreement (IOA) and Fortis’s Terms and Conditions (T&Cs).



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First Reading of Bill 86, the Electricity Statutes Amendment Act

Bill 86 passed through its first reading in the second session of the 30th Alberta Legislature. The stated objective of the bill is to clarify energy storage policy and regulation in the province.



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Capacity Market Regulation Approved

The Capacity Market Regulation was filed by the Minister of Energy on December 14, 2018, pursuant to sections of the Electric Utilities Act (EUA), which allow the Minister to make regulations regarding the capacity market.



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ISO Rule Proposal Process

The Electric Utilities Act (EUA) requires the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to establish a process for interested parties to propose new or modify existing Independent System Operator (ISO) rules. The AESO outlined plans for a process on October 18, 2018.

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