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The Alberta Utilities Commission consulted with utility companies, social agencies and Alberta’s privacy commissioner in 2011 to improve the disconnection and reconnection practices for utility services in Alberta. These efforts resulted in the Alberta Utilities Commission Winter Utility Reconnection Program, which was initiated by the AUC to protect vulnerable utility customers during Alberta’s cold weather months (generally November to March). The program involves connecting people going through tough financial circumstances with the appropriate support agencies for assistance in keeping their lights on and homes warm. Anyone who is disconnected from utility services going into the winter season is contacted to facilitate reconnection arrangements if needed. The AUC continues to work with utility companies and social agencies at biannual meetings regarding disconnection/reconnection practices to ensure the program continues to meet its goals. To access the biannual meeting minutes hover over the topic and select disconnection/reconnection. The AUC reviews the load limiting rules and other issues related to disconnection/reconnection during Rule 021 consultations.