AESO Replies to Stakeholder Comments on the AESO’s 2022 Budget

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) replied to stakeholder comments received in response to Session 2 of their 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP).



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TransAlta’s 2019-2021 General Tariff Decision

On June 23, 2021, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) made a decision regarding the 2019-2021 General Tariff Application (GTA) application of TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) in Proceeding 26436. Within this decision, the Commission was satisfied most of the application and only directed TransAlta to make a significant adjustment regarding their escalation rate for non-union salary, contractor, and general inflation for 2021.



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TransAlta’s 2019-2021 General Tariff Application

On March 31, 2021, TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) submitted its 2019-2021 General Tariff Application (GTA) to the Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) for Proceeding 26436. Within this application, TransAlta requests the Commission’s approval of Transmission Facility Owner (TFO) rates for 2019 through 2021, as well as TransAlta’s Direct Assign Capital Deferral Account (DACDA) compliance filing for 2016 through 2018.



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AESO Line Loss Rule – Module C Decision

The AUC has issued a decision on Module C (Decision 790-D06-2017) in the AESO Line Loss Rule hearing.  In this decision, the Commission approves a methodology for calculating final loss factors for January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2016.

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Request to Review & Vary the HTR Decision

TransAlta and TransCanada have both submitted a request to review and vary (R&V) Decision 21115-D01-2017 in which the AUC found the Historical Trading Report is contrary to market efficiency, and directed the AESO to cease publishing. 

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Miscellaneous Power Market News

Question to the MSA

On March 2, 2016 the Market Surveillance Administrator published a response to an inquiry by a market participant who is a buyer under a PPA and purchases forward power.

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Alberta Reliability Standards – Cost Allocation

Generating Unit Owners who are seeking to recover costs incurred to comply with the Critical Infrastructure Projects (CIP) Alberta reliability standards have submitted letters outlining their general position on the factual and legal basis for the recovery of these expenditures through the AESO tariff.

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MSA Complaint Against TransAlta

The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved the Consent Order proposed by the MSA and TransAlta, resolving all outstanding issues in Proceeding 3110 (MSA allegations against TransAlta).

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