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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ATCO Gas and APEX Utilities 2023 Cost-of-Service Applications

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceeding 26616, ATCO Gas Ltd. (ATCO) and APEX Utilities Inc. (APEX) submit their respective 2023 cost-of-service (COS) applications for revenue requirement. ATCO additionally requests approval for its proposed hydrogen related projects, and APEX submits its review of inter-affiliate charges.



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DERS 2020-2022 EPSP NSA Decision

In February 2021, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) accepted a negotiated settlement agreement (NSA) submitted by Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS). The NSA describes the Energy Price Settlement Plan (EPSP) that DERS will implement from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.



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DERS 2020-2022 EPSP & NSA

Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) submitted a negotiated settlement agreement (NSA) regarding its Energy Price Settlement Plan (EPSP) to the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) in November 2020.



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Ruling on AltaGas’ Time Extension Request

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) allows AltaGas Utilities Inc. (AltaGas) to submit a review and variance application after expiration of the 60-day time limit.



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AUC’s Reopener Decision on ATCO Utilities 2013-2017 PBR Plans

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) files a decision (Proceeding 23604) on the reopener provision of the 2013-2017 performance-based regulation (PBR) plans for ATCO Electric and ATCO Gas and Pipelines (ATCO Utilities).



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AUC Suspends Fort Macleod Service Area Transfer to FortisAlberta

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) suspended proceeding 23702 regarding the Town of Fort Macleod’s (Fort Macleod) Service Area transfer to FortisAlberta (Fortis) until a decision is made on a pending generic inquiry proceeding.



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AUC Initiated Review of the PBR Plans for the ATCO Utilities

On June 1, 2018, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) initiated a review (Proceeding 23604) on the re-opener provision of the 2013-2017 performance-based regulation (PBR) plans for ATCO Electric and ATCO Gas and Pipelines (ATCO) with regards to 2016 and 2017 financial results.

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Bill 14 – An Act to Empower Utility Consumers

Effective December 1, 2018, Bill 14: An Act to Empower Utility Consumers (“Bill”) will expand the role of the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) to include water utilities as part of its services.

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