A listing of consultations involving Alberta Energy, active consultations are bolded;
Stakeholder consultations for the electicity capacity market framework ran from the early fall to the end of 2017.
2016 On March 16, 2016, Alberta
announced the appointment of a coal phase-out facilitator to work with affected electricity generation owners. Alberta is acting on its commitment to transition to cleaner sources of electricity by replacing coal with renewable power and natural gas, for more information on
coal in Alberta. A key part of this is appointing a facilitator to work with affected coal-fired electricity owners as we phase-out emissions and harmful pollutants from coal-fired generation by 2030, to review the
scope of work.
Royalty Review, the review began in the summer of 2015, public submissions were closed on Devember 4, 2015. The reportwas released on January 29, 2016.
2014 Energy development in urban areas
2013 Fort McMurray Urban Development Sub-Region(UDSR)
2012 A Pipeline Safety Review was a task assigned to the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The ERCB awarded Group 10 Engineering Limited the contract, they delivered the report to the ERCB which became the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) . The board reviewed the report and prepared a
report for the Minister. On August 23, 2013 the
Group 10 final reportand Appendices5MB were
released to the public and feedback was gathered. In March 2015, the Auditor General audited Alberta's pipeline safety and recommendations, then the
Carbon Capture and Storage Regulatory Framework Assessment
Oil Sands Administrative and Strategic Information System (OASIS) project took place with industry consultations to meet the anticipated growth of oil sands projects.
2010 - 2013
Transmission related consultations including the Critical Transmission Review Committee and the
Retail Market Review Committee
2010 Shell Quest a Carbon Capture and Storage project completed an Environmental Assessment.
2009 Stantec was commissioned to do a study of current and future transmission technologies in the Electric Transmission Systems Study.
2009 Under the Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009 (also known as Bill 50), the Government of Alberta approved the need for four critical transmission infrastructure (CTI) projects. It also gave Cabinet the authority to designate future transmission facilities as critical transmission infrastructure. The Electric Utilities Amendment Act (also known as Bill 8) removes this authority and requires all future transmission infrastructure projects to go through a full needs assessment process before the Alberta Utilities Commission. The Government of Alberta no longer has the authority to approve the need for future critical transmission infrastructure. In the summer a number of electricity transmission information sessions were held around the province with the
Alberta Electric System Operator.
In 2008 The Government appointed a Nuclear Power Expert Panel to prepare a report on nuclear energy. The
Panel reportwas released in March 2009, in April a nuclear power consultation involved;
open for public feedback
randomly enrolled discussion groups
stakeholder discussion groups and
a telephone survey. Participants included 4,832 individual Albertans and a broad range of stakeholder groups.
Consultation results were compiled for the minister.
2006 - 2015 The Oil Sands Consultations Multi-stakeholder Committee (MSC) begins oil sands consultations throughout Alberta. This series of information meetings were held throughout the province to give Albertans an opportunity to add their voice into how the province's oil sands should be developed. The
Oil Sands Consultations: Multi-stakeholder Committee final reportand the
Oil Sands Consultations: Aboriginal consultation final report were released in July 2007 then the
Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat (OSSDS) was created to address rapid growth issues in the oil sands regions of Alberta. The Secretariat collaborated with ministries, industry, communities and stakeholders to address the social, infrastructure, environmental and economic impacts of oil sands development their work ended in 2016.
2006 - 2008 Planning for regional land use began with Albertans asking for a broader land-use management plan. It moved to a series of consultations and then the creation of the
Land Use Secretariatand the first
Regional Advisory Councils. The proclamation of the
Alberta Land Stewardship Actmade it possible to support regional plans. The
Land-use Framework(LUF) was formed in 2008.
2007 The Government of Alberta tasks an independent, expert
Royalty Review Panel to examine the province's energy royalties and tax regime. The panel was asked to focus on all aspects of the royalty system, including oil sands, conventional oil and gas, and coalbed methane. Their
reportwas released in September.
2005 Alberta’s Mineable Oil Sands Strategy (MOSS), was produced by a steering group that included representatives from environmental organizations, First Nations, industry and government. They were asked to revise plans for consulting on policy principles the draft for discussion documents,
Mineable Oil Sands Strategy: for discussion and
Mineable Oil Sands Integrated Resource final reportwere submitted in October.
2003 Coalbed Methane/Natural Gas in Coal
Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (the MAC)