​ Electricity Stakeholder Information

Alberta is transitioning its electricity system from an energy-only to a capacity market external link icon. Government is committed to developing the province’s new electricity market in an open, transparent manner, working with industry and other stakeholders throughout the process.

On April 19, 2018, the Minister of Energy introduced Bill 13, An Act to Secure Alberta’s Electricity Futureexternal link iconin the provincial legislature. Alberta Energy held a stakeholder information sessionPDF iconon April 20, 2018 to provide information on the technical elements of the proposed legislation.

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Capacity Market Framework

As part of Alberta's transition to a new capacity market framework, Alberta Energy has issued mandate letters to its electricity agencies outlining their roles and responsibilities during this transition.

Powering Alberta’s Future: Alberta’s Capacity Market Framework PDF iconThis policy paper was prepared to provide industry, technical stakeholders and potential investors with the background necessary to participate in the policy and technical design process of the province’s new electricity market system. If you have questions or comments about Alberta’s transition to a capacity market, or would like more information about stakeholder engagement or the webinar PDF icon, please contact electricity@gov.ab.ca.

On March 14, 2018, Alberta Energy released a Policy Direction for Alberta's Capacity MarketPDF iconto stakeholders. 

This document outlines government’s policy direction on issues related to agency roles, market rule development, stakeholder input points and the chosen cost allocation method for Alberta’s capacity market. A presentationPDF icon was delivered to stakeholders outlining policy direction on March 15, 2018.

Technical Stakeholder Engagement on Capacity Market Framework;

All submitted documents will be provided on this website as soon as documents are received and processed. 

Submitting the Response template
This information is being collected for the purpose of the Capacity Market Technical Engagement Process. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, s. 33 (c) governs Alberta Energy’s collection of this information. Please direct questions about the collection and use of this information to  Alberta Energy, 5th Floor, AMEC Place Building, 801-6 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3W2, (403) 592-2766.  Email your Capacity Market response template.

Presentations prepared for technical stakeholders (presented as delivered)

  • Alberta Energy Presentation at IPPSA Conference – “Making it Workexternal link icon (March 13, 2017)
    Alberta Energy participated in a panel discussion at the Independent Power Producers Society of Albertaexternal link icon (IPPSA) annual conference to discuss the next steps for electricity policy development and associated stakeholder engagement. The panel discussion also included the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and the Alberta Climate Change Office external link icon.

  • Electricity Transition Panel Session PDF icon ( December 2, 2016)
    Alberta Energy and the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) held a stakeholder forum in Calgary to provide an overview of policy announcements related to consumer protection, the phase out of coal emissions, and introduction of a capacity market for electricity. The department also provided an overview of anticipated stakeholder engagement activities in 2017. 

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