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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The Commission’s Decision Regarding Calgary District Heating’s Request for Exemptions to the Public Utilities Act

In proceeding 26717, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) issues its decision concerning Calgary District Heating Inc.’s (CDHI’s) request to be exempt from certain provisions of the Public Utilities Act as it pertains to the Downtown District Energy Centre (DDEC) in Calgary.



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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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Arguments for and Against CDHI’s Request for Specific Public Utility Act Exemptions

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceeding 26717, ATCO Gas & Pipelines Ltd. (ATCO Gas) and Calgary District Heating Inc. (CDHI) issue their respective evidence and evidence rebuttal summaries regarding CDHI’s request for specific exemptions to the PUA as it pertains to their Downtown District Energy Centre (DDEC).



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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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CDHI applies for an Exemption to Sections of the Public Utilities Act

In Proceeding 26717, Calgary District Heating Inc. (CDHI) applies to the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) for an exemption to specific sections of the Public Utilities Act (PUA) regarding the Downtown District Energy Centre (DDEC) in Calgary.



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Evaluating Performance-Based Regulation

On March 1, the Alberta Utilities Commission issued Bulletin 2021-04 to announce its intention to evaluate performance-based regulation (PBR) in Alberta and to determine process to establish 2023 rates for distribution facility owners. The review contains two parts: (i) review and assessment of legacy PBR performance; and (ii) a cost-of-service review to establish 2023 rates. The Commission established Proceeding 26356 to address the first part and parties filed their initial submissions on April 22.



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2021 GCOC Options for the Utilities

In the 2021 Generic Cost of Capital (GCOC) proceeding (ID 24110), the Commission published a list of options for the Alberta Utilities to establish the path that each utility will take to determine their return on equity and equity thickness for 2021.



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ATCO Utilities PBR Re-Opener

The Commission’s original Performance Based Regulation (PBR) decision contains a provision that allows the Commission to review a utility’s historical PBR plan if the reported ROE is 300 basis points (BP) above or below the approved return on equity (ROE) for two consecutive years, or 500 BP above or below the approved ROE for one year. 

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MSA 2016 Retail Market Reports

On September 6th, the Market Surveillance Administrator released two “Retail Market Reports” titled Assessment of Inter-jurisdictional Retail Rate Comparisons and Trends in Regulated Retail Electricity and Natural Gas Bills.

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