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The Alberta Utilities Commission is responsible for the development of rules regarding the role of market participants involved in electric load settlement and the development of comprehensive standards for electronic business transactions. Electric load settlement rules allow for the accurate, efficient and timely communication of load settlement information among market participants.

AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules has been adopted by the AUC to set the comprehensive standards for the market participants.

Each year the AUC works closely with stakeholders in resolving outstanding settlement issued identified. The annual Rule 021 change cycle is as follows:

1. January 1 to June 30:
   a. Form sub-working groups to deal with specific issues, if required.
   b. Sub-working groups to provide recommendations and/or resolutions to those identified issues.
   c. Settlement working group to review recommendations.

2. July 1 to September 30:
   a. AUC to draft proposed changes based on recommendations.
   b. Circulate among settlement working group members for review.

3. October 1 to 15:
   a. Posting proposed rule changes on AUC's website for stakeholder comment.

4. October 16 to 31:
   a. AUC to respond stakeholders' comments.
   b. Posting AUC responses.

5. November 1 to 30: (AUC internal)
   a. Present proposed changes to AUC Commission members. 
   b. Respond to Commission member's questions.
   c. Seeking final approval from Commission members.

6. By December 15:
   a. Posting complete AUC Rule 021, with proposed changes.
   b. Rule effective the following January.

Load limiting device/program consultation

In order to better understand EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc.'s new load-limiting approach and associated impacts, Decision 21979-D01-2016 indicated that the AUC would initiate a consultation process before the end of February 2017 to seek further information on the proposed approach. The consultation was also held to allow wire owners to explain how load limiting was being performed in their service area. A summary of the discussions held during the consultation are highlighted in the meeting summary below.

February 8, 2017, load limiting consultation meeting summary

February 28, 2017, Rule 021 and Rule 028 industry consultation meeting summary

Version 2.6

December 15, 2015

The Commission approved changes to Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules on December 8, 2015. The following documents are related to the release of the current version (version 2.6) of Rule 021:

Bulletin 2015-23
AUC Rule 021 (version 2.6)
AUC responses to stakeholder comments

 

Distributor deemed time table

Distributor deemed time table

Documents related to previous consultations about changes to Rule 021 can be filtered using the column headings below. Questions about the consultation process should be directed to regulatorypolicy@auc.ab.ca.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
2017-09-13-Rule021-028-IndustryConsultationMeetingSummaryIndustry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017-09-13Meeting summary or notes2017
2017-07-19-DistributorDeemedTimeTableDistributor deemed time tableAlberta Utilities Commission2017-07-19other
2017-05-16-Rule021and028-MeetingSummaryAUC Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017-05-16Meeting summary or notes2017
2017-02-28-Rule021Rule028-IndustryConsultationMeetingSummaryAUC Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017-02-28Meeting summary or notes2017
2017-02-08-Rule021-LoadLimitingConsultationMeetingSummaryLoad Limiting Device/Program ConsultationAlberta Utilities Commission2017-02-08Meeting summary or notes2017
2016-06-14-Rule021Rule028-IndustryConsultationMeetingSummaryAUC Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2016-06-14Meeting summary or notes2016
2015-12-15-Rule021v2.6_2016ProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.6: Proposed changes for 2016Alberta Utilities Commission2.62015-12-15Comments (responses)2015
Bulletin 2015-23AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules Alberta Utilities Commission2.62015-12-15Bulletin2015
Rule021Rule 021 version 2.6 effective January 1, 2016Alberta Utilities Commission2.62015-12-08Rule (current)2015
2015-11-19-Rule021draftversion2.6BlacklinedRule 021 Version 2.6 blacklinedAlberta Utilities Commission2.62015-11-19Rule (blacklined)2015
2015-11-19-Rule021-SummaryofProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.6: Proposed changes for 2016Alberta Utilities Commission2.62015-11-19Comments (template)2015
Bulletin 2015-19Stakeholder consultation on AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission2.62015-11-19Bulletin2015
2015-10-26-Rule021-2016proposedChanges_commentsRule 021 Version 2.6: Proposed changes for 2016Alberta Utilities Commission2.62015-10-26Comments (stakeholder)2015
2015-09-23-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryRule 021 and Rule 028 industry consultation meetingAlberta Utilities Commission2015-09-23Meeting summary or notes2015
2015-06-17-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryRule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2015-06-17Meeting summary or notes2015
2015-02-18-IndustryConsultationMeetingRule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2015-02-18Meeting summary or notes2015
2014-10-01-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryRule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2014-10-01Meeting summary or notes2014
2014-08-18-Rule021Rule 021 version 2.5 effective August 19, 2014 to December 31, 2015Alberta Utilities Commission2.52014-08-18Rule (issued)2014
2014-05-29-Rule021Rule028MeetingsummaryRule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2014-05-29Meeting summary or notes2014
2014-03-18-Rule021V2.4_2014ProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.4: Implementation for 2014Alberta Utilities Commission2.42014-03-18Comments (responses)2014
2014-03-06-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2014-03-06Meeting summary or notes2014
2014-03-03-Rule021-ComplianceGuideCompliance Guideline 2014-03-03Alberta Utilities Commission2.42014-03-03other2014
2014-01-29-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2014-01-29Meeting summary or notes2014
2014-01-15-Rule021_2014ProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.4: Changes for 2014Alberta Utilities Commission2.42014-01-15Comments (responses)2014
Bulletin 2014-01AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules Alberta Utilities Commission2.42014-01-15Bulletin2014
2014-01-14-Rule021Rule 021 version 2.4 effective January 16, 2014 to August 18, 2014Alberta Utilities Commission2.42014-01-14Rule (issued)2014
2013-11-23-Rule021v2.3_2013ProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.3: Proposed changes for 2013Alberta Utilities Commission2.32013-11-23Comments (template)2013
2013-11-21-Rule021_2014ProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.4: Proposed changes for 2014Alberta Utilities Commission2.42013-11-21Comments (template)2013
2013-11-21-Rule021_blacklinedRule 021 Version 2.4 blacklinedAlberta Utilities Commission2.42013-11-21Rule (blacklined)2013
Bulletin 2013-24Stakeholder consultation on AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules Alberta Utilities Commission2.42013-11-21Bulletin2013
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Disconnection/reconnection practices

  
  
  
  
  
  
2017-09-14-DisconnectionReconnection-MeetingSummaryWinter Utility Reconnection ProgramAlberta Utilities Commission2017-09-04Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2017-05-17-DisconnectionReconnection-MeetingSummaryAUC Winter Utilities Reconnection Program Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017-05-17Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2016-10-03-DisconnectionReconnection-meetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices - phase one meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2016-10-03Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2016-06-13-DisconnectionReconnection-meetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices - phase one meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2016-06-13Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2015-09-22-DisconnectionReconnectionMeetingsummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices: phase oneAlberta Utilities Commission2015-09-22Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2014-09-09-DisconnectionReconnectionMeeting_summaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practicesAlberta Utilities Commission2014-09-09Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2014-01-29-DisconnectionReconnectionMeetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices: Phase twoAlberta Utilities Commission2014-01-29Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2013-09-12-DisconnectionReconnection_meetingsummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices: Phase oneAlberta Utilities Commission2013-09-12Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2013-05-28_Rule021-MeetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices phase twoAlberta Utilities Commission2013-05-28Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2013-03-19-DisconnectionReconnectionMeetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices phase one follow upAlberta Utilities Commission2013-03-19Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
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