Cost decisions

Decisions on the reimbursement of costs incurred to participate in a proceeding


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The AUC has a cost recovery process for people or groups that are considered to be local interveners, as defined in Section 22 of the Alberta Utilities Commission Act. Under Rule 009: Rules on Local Intervener Costs, a local intervener can apply to the Commission for reimbursement of costs incurred in a proceeding by filing a costs claim.

When deciding whether to award a local intervener costs and the amount of costs it will approve, the Commission considers a number of factors including whether the information brought forward by the local intervener contributed to a better understanding of the issues raised in the hearing. The Commission will also consider if the costs claimed are consistent with its scale of costs.

More information on eligibility for local intervener costs can be found in Rule 009.

The costs index includes the following categories of decisions starting from 2011:

  • Contribution
  • Scale of costs
  • Excessive time
  • Consultant fees
  • Legal fees
  • Interim costs/advance funding
  • No reductions


Decisions for reference

25008-D01-2019ATCO PipelinesCost Award - Application for Variance of Decision 22986-D01-2018 and Decision 23537-D01-2018 (Errata)25008
24938-D01-2019Alberta Utilities CommissionCost Award - Generic Proceeding to Review Rate Treatment of Distribution System Acquisition Costs Under Performance-Based Regulation24938
24981-D01-2019Alberta Utilities CommissionCost Award - Decision on Preliminary Question Application for Review of Decision 22393-D02-2019 Hanna Region Transmission Development Deferral Account24981
24913-D01-2019AltaLink Management Ltd.Cost Award - 2017-2018 General Tariff Application Negotiated Settlement Agreement Revenue Sharing24913
24476-D01-2019Aura Power Renewables Ltd.Cost Award - Fox Coulee Solar Project24476Contribution, Scale of costs, Excessive time, Consultant fees, Legal fees
24990-D01-2019Town of Fort MacleodCost Award - Permission to Cease and Discontinue Operations and FortisAlberta Inc. Service Area Alteration24990
24814-D01-2019Irma Wind GP Inc.Irma Wind Power Project Costs Award24814Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees, Legal fees
24696-D01-2019Alberta Electric System Operator; EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.; Lynnwood Community LeagueWest Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project Advance Funding Award24696Interim costs/advance funding
24306-D01-2019Alberta Electric System OperatorRycroft 730S Substation Voltage Support Needs Identification Document24306Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees, Legal fees
24381-D01-2019Aura Power Renewables Ltd.Fox Coulee Solar Project Interim Costs Award24381Interim costs/advance funding
24433-D01-2019Stirling Wind Project Ltd.; Alberta Electric System Operator; AltaLink Management Ltd.Stirling Wind Project; Stirling Wind Project Connection; Stirling Wind Project Connection24433Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees
24158-D01-2019Alberta Electric System Operator; EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc.; Costs Award24158Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees, Legal fees
24330-D01-2019Enel Alberta Wind Inc.; AltaLink Management Ltd.; Alberta Electric System OperatorRiverview Wind Power Plant and Interconnection Applications; Advance Funding Request from the Castleview Ridge Estates Resident Group24330Interim costs/advance funding
24083-D01-2019Alberta Electric System Operator; AltaLink Management Ltd.Provost Reliability Upgrade Project24083Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees, Legal fees
23906-D01-2018ENMAX Power CorporationDowntown Calgary Transmission Reinforcement Project23906Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees, Legal fees
23761-D01-2018EDP Renewables SH Project GP Ltd.Sharp Hills Wind Project Costs Award23761Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees, Legal fees
23787-D01-2018BHEC-RES Alberta G.P. Inc.Forty Mile Wind Power Project Costs Award23787Contribution, Scale of costs, Consultant fees
23391-D01-2018Alberta Electric System Operator; AltaLink Management Ltd.; ATCO Electric Ltd.Jasper Interconnection Project23391CostsContribution, Consultant fees, Legal fees
23255-D01-2018Capital Power CorporationHalkirk 2 Wind Power Project23255CostsContribution
22480-D01-2017AltaLink Management Ltd.AltaLink Management Ltd. Chestermere 419S Substation and Interconnection Facility Applications Costs Award22480Facility local intervener costsScale of costs, Consultant fees, Legal fees
22508-D01-2017AltaLink Management Ltd.AltaLink Management Ltd. Wainwright Transmission Reinforcement Costs Award22508No reductions
22406-D01-2017ATCO Electric Ltd.Hughes 2030S Substation Costs Award22406Contribution, Scale of costs, Excessive time, Consultant fees, Legal fees
22173-D01-2017Alberta PowerLine General Partner Ltd.Alberta PowerLine General Partner Ltd. Fort McMurray West 500-Kilovolt Transmission Project Costs Award22173Contribution, Scale of costs, Excessive time, Consultant fees, Legal fees
22074-D01-2017ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. (South)ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. (South) and NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Asset Swap - Costs Award 22074Utility rate proceeding costsContribution, Excessive time
21715-D01-2016AltaLink Management Ltd.South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development Cooking Lake, Saunders Lake, Wabamun and Leduc Developments Costs Award21715CostsContribution, Legal fees
21818-D01-2016AltaLink Management Ltd.Costs Award - Southwest Calgary Ring Road Transmission Project21818CostsExcessive time, Legal fees
21544-D01-2016EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc.Cost award - Rossdale Substation Building Expansion21544CostsContribution, Scale of costs
21694-D01-2016Direct Energy Regulated Services2015 Late Payment Penalty Charge Settlement Agreement Costs Award21694CostsContribution, Excessive time, Consultant fees, Legal fees
21882-D01-2016Alberta PowerLine Limited PartnershipInterim Costs and Advanced Funding Award - Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project21882CostsInterim costs/advance funding
21691-D01-2016AltaLink Management Ltd.South and West of Edmonton Transmission Development Cost Award21691CostsConsultant fees
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