The Commission’s Decision on Melcor’s Complaint against FortisAlberta’s Design Standards

In Proceeding 26649, the Alberta Utilities Commission (“the Commission”) issues its decision regarding a complaint raised by Melcor Developments Ltd., Highview Communities Inc., and Sunset Properties Inc., (“the Melcor Entities”) opposing the updated design standards of FortisAlberta Inc. (“FortisAlberta”).



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Responses to Alberta Utilities Commission’s Hydrogen Inquiry

Responses have been submitted to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)’s hydrogen inquiry. The hydrogen inquiry is broadly aimed at gathering information on the technical requirements and economic viability of blending hydrogen in natural gas distribution systems.



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Evidence Summary for the AESO’s Bulk and Regional Rate Design and Modernized DOS Proposal

In Alberta Utilities Commission (“the Commission”) proceeding 26911, the Alberta Electric System Operator (“AESO”) submit its application to redesign its Bulk and Regional Rate Design and Modernized Demand Opportunity Service (“DOS”). At this stage in the proceeding, intervenors have filed their evidence either in support of or against all or some of the AESO’s proposal.



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ATCO Electric Requests an Advanced Ruling on Its New Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Schedule Format

In Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) proceeding 27062, ATCO Electric Transmission (ATCO) is filing a request for an advanced ruling regarding ATCO’s full-time equivalent (FTE) schedules in its upcoming 2023-2025 General Tariff Application (GTA).



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Enforcement Proceeding Requested regarding an ATCO Electric Jasper Project Contract

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceeding 27013, enforcement staff received a complaint regarding ATCO Electric Ltd’s (ATCO Electric’s) matting service procurement for the Jasper Interconnection Project. Enforcement staff investigated the claim and found evidence suggesting ATCO Electric contravened several legal obligations in this matter.



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2023 Cost of Service Applications in Preparation for PBR’s Third Term in Alberta

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceedings 26615 and 26616, ATCO Electric Ltd. (ATCO Electric), ATCO Gas North (ATCO Gas), FortisAlberta Inc. (Fortis), and APEX Utilities Inc. (APEX) are in the process of submitting their 2023 Cost of Service (COS) applications to the AUC, which will realign their COS and revenue requirement for the anticipated third term of performance-based regulation (PBR).



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The Commission’s Ruling on Applications to Review the DCG Credit Decision

In Proceeding 26660, the Commission review panel issues a decision regarding Kalina Distributed Power Limited, Campus Energy Partners LP, Lionstooth Energy Inc., and Signalta Resources Limited (collectively, KLSC), and BluEarth Renewables Inc. and Elemental Energy Renewables Inc. (collectively, BE)’s applications for a review of Decision 26090-D01-2021.



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Revised Regulatory Accounting Treatment for AESO Customer Contributions

On October 6, 2021, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) issued Decision 26521-D01-2021, in which it evaluated potential accounting treatments for transmission contributions paid by distribution utilities. Among the issues addressed in this proceeding is when to expense and when to finance transmission contributions, including the potential risks of either option.



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Ruling on the Application to Review and Vary the Decision to End Returns on AESO Customer Contributions

In proceeding 26608, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) makes a decision regarding the applications submitted by ATCO Electric Ltd., ENMAX Power Corporation , and FortisAlberta Inc. (the review applicants) for a review and variance of Decision 26061-D01-2021 in which the Commission determined that Distribution Facility Owners (DFOs) would no longer earn returns on Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) customer contributions.



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