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The ATCO Gas natural gas settlement system code documents standards and business processes for determining and communicating settlement results and other market transactions between ATCO Gas and gas retailers, similar to Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules for the electricity market. Interested parties worked with AUC staff in the drafting of the new AUC rule.
The AUC uses a consultative process to resolve settlement issues raised by stakeholders. An outcome from resolving these issues might be changes being made to Rule 028. Many of the issues are similar to the ones raised on the electricity market under Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules. Consequently the rule change cycle for Rule 028 will be identical with that of Rule 021 in order to facilitate business process efficiencies within the two markets. The schedule will be 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 web 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 members’ questions.
   c. Seeking final approval from Commission members.

6. By December 15:
   a. Posting complete Rule 028, with proposed changes.
   b. Rule effective the following January.

​An industry consultation meeting was held on February 28, 2017. The next meeting is scheduled for the beginning of May 2017. Questions related to Rule 028 consultations should be directed to regulatorypolicy@auc.ab.ca.

The current Rule 028, version 1.5, was approved on December 8, 2015. Bulletin 2015-24 communicated that the approved revisions to the rule involve system changes and because of those changes market participants would be given time during 2016 to implement the required changes.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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
2016-06-14-Rule021Rule028-IndustryConsultationMeetingSummaryAUC Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2016-06-14Meeting summary or notes2016
2015-12-15-Rule028version1.5CommentsresponsesAUC responses to stakeholder commentsVarious parties2015-12-15Comments (responses)2015
Bulletin 2015-24AUC Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission1.52015-12-15Bulletin2015
Rule028Rule 028 version 1.5 effective January 1, 2016Alberta Utilities Commission1.52015-12-08Rule (current)2015
Bulletin 2015-20Stakeholder consultation on AUC Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission1.52015-11-19Bulletin2015
2015-10-26-Rule028-2016proposedChanges_commentsRule 028 Version 1.5: Proposed changes for 2016Alberta Utilities Commission2015-10-26Comments (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-Rule028Rule 028 version 1.4 effective August 19, 2014 to December 31, 2015Alberta Utilities Commission1.42014-08-18Rule (issued)2014
2014-05-29-Rule021Rule028MeetingsummaryRule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2014-05-29Meeting summary or notes2014
2014-03-18-Rule028V1.3-implementationTableRule 028 Version 1.3: Implementation for 2014Alberta Utilities Commission2014-03-18Comments (stakeholder)2014
2014-03-06-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2014-03-06Meeting summary or notes2014
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2014-01-29-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2014-01-29Meeting summary or notes2014
Bulletin 2014-02AUC Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission1.32014-01-15Bulletin2014
2014-01-14-Rule028Rule 028 version 1.3 effective January 16, 2014 to August 18, 2014Alberta Utilities Commission1.32014-01-14Rule (issued)2014
2013-07-24_Rule21_28_MeetingIndustry consultation meetingAlberta Utilities Commission2013-07-24Meeting summary or notes2013
2013-05-29-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meetingAlberta Utilities Commission2013-05-29Meeting summary or notes2013
2013-03-20-Rule021Rule028MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meetingAlberta Utilities Commission2013-03-21Meeting summary or notes2013
Bulletin 2012-23Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission2012-12-31Bulletin2012
2012-12-21-Rule028Rule 028 version 1.2 effective January 1, 2013 to January 15, 2014Alberta Utilities Commission1.22012-12-21Rule (issued)2012
2012-12-12-Rule021_Rule028_MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2012-12-12Meeting summary or notes2012
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Bulletin 2012-14Stakeholder consultation Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission1.22012-11-23Bulletin2012
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