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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The Commission’s Decision on Capital Power’s Complaint against Fortis’s Interconnection Charges

In proceeding 26510, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) issues its decision regarding Capital Power Corporation’s (Capital Power’s) complaint against FortisAlberta Inc.’s (Fortis’s) additional charges to Capital Power for the interconnected of the Strathmore Solar project (the Strathmore Project).



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Fortis 2022 DTA – DCG Credit Module Decision

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) initiated Proceeding 26090 in November 2020 as a module of FortisAlberta Inc.’s (Fortis) 2022 Phase II Distribution Tariff Application (ID 25916). The goal of this proceeding was to determine if distribution-connected generation (DCG) credits should be continued in their current form, altered, or discontinued.



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Distribution System Inquiry AUC Final Report

The Commission released its final report on the distribution system inquiry addressing the complexity surrounding the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into Alberta’s electric distribution system. DERs are defined as any technology connected to the distribution grid that affects the supply, demand, or storage of electricity.



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The AESO’s Pricing Framework Recommendation

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) submitted a report to the Alberta Department of Energy (DOE) reaffirming the existing price framework in Alberta’s wholesale electricity market.  



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Responses to Bulletin 2020-17

Stakeholders have submitted responses to Bulletin 2020-17 for review the Alberta Utilities Commission Procedures and Processes Review Committee (the Committee).



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