On March 31, the Alberta Utilities Commission was tasked by the provincial government with conducting a broad review into matters around distributed generation in Alberta. The review is intended to provide information to the government as it develops policies to support its goals around clean affordable electricity for Albertans.
Distributed generation is usually small-scale technologies including solar, wind and hydro used to produce electricity at, or close to, the end users of power and often by the end users of power.
The government is interested in how distributed generation can help Alberta achieve its goal of 30 per cent of the province’s electricity coming from renewable sources by 2030. The government set out its request for the review through Order-in-council 120/2017 and announced it in a
news release on March 31, 2017. The order-in-council has been amended by Order in Council 148/2017.
Some key pieces of the review will be:• The AUC will pursue broad input from individuals, stakeholders and communities and conduct consultations to ensure a full understanding of the complex issues and benefits around distributed generation.• Extensive research into distribution systems, billing systems, rates, tariffs, enablers, barriers, costs, current and potential regulatory approaches, opportunities to improve process, and other matters to inform development of distributed generation policies by the government.• The AUC will provide a written report to the government within nine months’ time that will provide analysis of pros and cons around different elements of distributed generation, but will not provide recommendations.• Updates on the progress of the review will be provided directly to participants and here on this dedicated webpage, as they unfold. Participants will have access to filed evidence as it is filed. All of the material will be publicly viewable online.
The AUC review will engage with stakeholders and the public, gathering input though the eFiling System, to prepare a report that will provide findings, costs and benefits on relevant issues, but the report will not make recommendations.
The terms of reference for this review are set out in
To ensure that you receive real-time access to the documents filed and being considered by the Commission we recommend that you either participate in Proceeding 22534 or register in the proceeding as an observer. If you require assistance with setting up or navigating the eFiling System please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-592-4500 or review the eFiling System brochure.
Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling System (which requires log in).
The AUC released a
notice of review on March 31, 2017, which provides information on how to participate and provide input about the issues and topics within the scope of this review.
Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the
eFiling System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 22534 in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.
Questions regarding the Distributed generation review can be directed to:Fino TiberiTelephone: 403-592-4410Email:
Maria BaitoiuTelephone: 403-592-4490Email:
Media inquiries should be directed to:Jim LawTelephone: 403-512-3417Email: