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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DERS 2020-2022 EPSP NSA Decision

In February 2021, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) accepted a negotiated settlement agreement (NSA) submitted by Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS). The NSA describes the Energy Price Settlement Plan (EPSP) that DERS will implement from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.



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DERS 2020-2022 EPSP & NSA

Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) submitted a negotiated settlement agreement (NSA) regarding its Energy Price Settlement Plan (EPSP) to the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) in November 2020.



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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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Direct Energy 2017-2018 RRT & DRT Application

In the 2017-2018 Default Rate Tariff (DRT) and Regulated Rate Tariff (RRT) application, Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) has applied for approval of DRT and RRT rates, all energy-related costs, and a   newly introduced “reasonable retail margin”. 

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Direct Energy 2012-2016 RRT R&V

On April 18, 2017, Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) filed an stage two R&V application related to a Commission direction that DERS pay interest on tariff true-up amounts.

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ENMAX 2014-2018 RRO Energy Price Setting Plan

On January 30, 2017, the AUC issued decision 20448-D01-2017 on EMNAX Energy Corporation’s 2014-2018 RRO Energy Price Setting Plan (EPSP). The decision approved major parts of the proposed plan, but still requires ENMAX to submit a compliance filing.

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Direct Energy 2014-2018 RRT Energy Price Setting Plan

On May 16, 2016 the Alberta Court of Appeal denied Direct Energy’s application for permission to appeal the AUC’s decision on Direct Energy’s 2014-2018 Energy Price Setting Plan (EPSP).

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