The Alberta Utilities Commission Act requires the AUC to provide regulatory oversight of issues related to the development and operation of the wholesale electricity market in Alberta as well as the retail gas and electricity markets in the province.
The Market Oversight and Enforcement Division supports the Commission in:
Establishing rules regarding the form and content of specified penalties associated with the contravention of rules and reliability standards established by the independent system operator (ISO).
Issuing orders, decisions and associated penalties with respect to any contravention of the Electric Utilities Act; Gas Utilities Act; a Commission decision, order or rule; circumstances where a person has engaged in conduct that does not support the fair, efficient and openly competitive operation of the electricity or natural gas markets; or related matters brought to the Commission by the Market Surveillance Administrator.
Receiving filing revisions made by the ISO regarding ISO rules and reliability standards, and to hear objections to these revisions in order to determine whether the ISO rule or reliability standard should be confirmed, disallowed or changed in some manner.
Establishing rules governing the procedures and processes that the ISO may use to develop ISO rules and the filing of these rules.
Hearing complaints to the Commission regarding the conduct of the Market Surveillance Administrator or the ISO.
Hearing complaints to the Commission regarding ISO rules.
Advising the Commission members and AUC staff of general developments in the Alberta energy market.
AUC rules related to market oversight:
Bulletin 2010-10 (February 2010)
Bulletin 2009-17 (July 2009)
Bulletin 2010-12 (March 2010)
Bulletin 2008-08 (June 2008)
Bulletin 2010-27 (October 2010)
Bulletin 2015-04 (February 2015)
Bulletin 2009-31 (December 2009)
Rule 019 consultation
Bulletin 2013-22 (November 2013)
Bulletin 2010-05 (January 2010)
Bulletin 2008-06 (May 2008)
Bulletin 2008-04 (April 2008)
Bulletin 2014-16 (December 2014)
Rule 027 consultation
Bulletin 2010-21 (July 2010)
Bulletin 2010-06 (January 2010)