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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The AESO’s Advanced Metering Practice Implementation Plan

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceeding 27047, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) submits its Advanced Metering Practice (AMP) implementation plan for approval. This application additionally requests approval to amend the Independent System Operator (ISO) Tariff and the ISO Rules to align with AMP; and summarizes the cost treatment of implementing AMP.



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The AESO’s Proposed Transmission Project Initiation Criteria

In Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) proceeding 27015, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) provides its compliance filing to a previous decision, wherein the AESO was directed to develop a set of criteria for initiating system transmission projects, as opposed to transmission upgrades initiated by distribution utilities.



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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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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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AESO 2018 ISO Tariff Application

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) directed the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to suspend the application of Information Document 2018-019T (ID) regarding the determination of Rate STS (supply transmission services), Rate DTS (demand transmission services), and metering levels for distribution system connected generation. The Commission determined that the ID should be tested in the AESO 2018 Independent System Operator (ISO) tariff application proceeding (22942) before requiring parties to implement the change.

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