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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The Commission Decides the 2023 General Cost of Capital

In Alberta Utilities Commission (“the Commission”) proceeding 27084, the Commission issues its decision on the 2023 generic cost of capital (“GCOC”) after considering the perspectives of the utilities and customer groups who intervened in the proceeding.



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Feedback and Responses to the Commission’s Efficiency Initiatives

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) is in the process of conducting its 2022 roundtable discussion with stakeholders in which the Commission seeks feedback on three efficiency initiatives that relate to its rate regulation mandate. The broad topics under discussion are, assertive case management, mediated and negotiated settlements, and the Commission’s performance metrics.[1] Twelve stakeholders provided written feedback in preparation for the live roundtable discussion that was held on March 10, 2022. This article summarizes the general responses of the stakeholders’ feedback.



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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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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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Information Requests and Responses to EPCOR’s Non-Energy RRT Application

In Proceeding 26694, EPCOR Energy Alberta (EPCOR) responds to Information Requests (IR) from the Consumers Coalition of Alberta (CCA) and the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) regarding its 2021-2022 Non-Energy Regulated Rate Tariff (RRT) Application (the Application) to the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission).



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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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Decision on EEA’s 2021-2024 EPSP Application

In proceeding 26316, EPCOR Energy Alberta Inc. (EEA) is applying for the approval of their 2021-2024 Energy Price Setting Plan (EPSP). The Consumers’ Coalition of Alberta (CCA) and the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) made several recommendations regarding EEA’s plan to continue using a descending clock auction for procuring their Regulated Rate Option (RRO) load.



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