MSA and the Balancing Pool Revised Settlement Agreement on the Termination of PPAs

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) reviewed the Market Surveillance Administrator’s (MSA) application for approval of a settlement agreement pertaining to the termination of power purchase arrangements (PPAs) between the MSA and the Balancing Pool of Alberta (BP). In the proceeding, the Commission released a decision in part through Decision 23828-D01-2019 [1]where they referred the settlement back to the MSA and BPA and advised that the settlement be revised to address concerns that the Commission had.



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Altalink’s 2019-2021 GTA and Negotiated Settlement Agreement

In July 2019, Altalink L.P. applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission in Proceeding 23848 for approval of a negotiated settlement agreement for Altalink’s 2019-2021 General Tariff Application. The agreement involved Altalink and four consumer advocate groups.



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MSA and BP Settlement Agreement – Arguments

Arguments were submitted to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for Proceeding 23828, related to the approval of a Settlement Agreement between the Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) and the Balancing Pool (BP).



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PPA Settlement Agreement Between the MSA and the Balancing Pool

The Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) filed an application on August 15, 2018, requesting that the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) approve a settlement agreement with respect to the MSA’s investigation pertaining to the conduct of the Balancing Pool (BP) after the termination of Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs).

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AltaLink 2017-2018 NSA Decision

In Decision 21341-D01-2017, the Alberta Utilities Commission approved the negotiated settlement agreement for AltaLink’s 2017-2018 GTA.  One of the more interesting aspects of the NSA decision is that the Commission applied a new rationale for determining the discount rate to be used when determining net present value.

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