Electric distribution service areas

Electric distribution system decisions

Decisions on alteration, sale, transfer and discontinuance of service areas and operations

 

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Electric distribution service is provided to Albertans by distribution facility owners, which include private companies, some municipalities, and rural electrification associations (REAs). These entities have designated geographic service areas in which they operate. The alteration, sale, transfer and discontinuance of service areas and operations requires approval from the Commission.

The issues typically considered in distribution decisions include:

  • Change of rural electrification association (REA) ownership – includes consideration of public interest, prudence, rate impacts, rate adjustments.
  • Service area – includes amendments to service boundaries, amalgamation of service areas, costs, customer service, harmonization of boundaries.
  • Exemption – includes exemptions to own and operate distribution facilities within distribution facility owner service area.
  • Uncontested – applications with no outstanding objections, or objections were received and the AUC determined that the parties did not meet the test for standing.

 

Decisions for reference

  
  
  
  
  
Issues
  
20828-D01-2015City of Medicine HatModification to Electric Distribution Service Area20828Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Service area
20733-D01-2015V N M Rural Electrification Association Limited; FortisAlberta Inc.Sale and Transfer of the V N M Rural Electrification Association Limited Distribution System20733Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
20552-D01-2015Kingman Rural Electrification Association Ltd.; FortisAlberta Inc.Sale and Transfer of the Kingman Rural20552Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
20308-D01-2015Stry Rural Electrification Association; ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of the Stry Rural Electrification Association20308Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2014-359Warwick Rural Electrification Association; ATCO Electric LtdApplication for Permission to Cease and Discontinue Operations; Sale and Transfer of the Warwick Rural Electrification Association3481Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesChange of ownership
2014-044ATCO Electric Ltd.; Delburne West Rural Electrification AssociationSale and Transfer of the Delburne West Rural Electrification Association2955Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2013-404ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of the Peace Country Rural Electrification Association Ltd.2875Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2013-371ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of the Elk Point Rural Electrification Association Ltd.2847Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2013-176Shell Canada LimitedJumping Pound Plant On-Site 13.8-kilovolts - Overhead Distribution Lines2016Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Exemption
2013-132ATCO Electric Ltd.Extension of Manning Rural Electrification Association Ltd. Transfer Date to ATCO Electric Ltd.2506Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesChange of ownership
2013-048EQUS REA Ltd.Amalgamation of the Distribution System Service Areas of Central Alberta Rural Electrification Association Ltd. and South Alta Rural Electrification Association Ltd.2359Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Service area
2012-355University of AlbertaElectric Distribution System1668Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Exemption
2012-296ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of Manning Rural Electrification Association Ltd.2188Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2012-181Central Alberta Rural Electrification Association LimitedApplication for a Declaration under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act886Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesService area
2012-048ATCO Electric Ltd.Discontinuation of the Operation of an Electric Distribution System Cadron-Highway Rural Electrification Association Ltd.1682Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2012-002Grande Cache Coal CorporationApplication for an Exemption under Section 24 and Connection under Section 18 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act – Part 21594Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Exemption
2011-460ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of Valleyview Rural Electrification Association Ltd.1567Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2011-440ENMAX Power CorporationService Area Expansion1358Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Service area
2011-427ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of Munson Rural Electrification Association Ltd.1494Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2011-428ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of Greenlawn Rural Electrification Association Ltd.1493Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2011-429ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of Plain Lake Rural Electrification Association Ltd.1495Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2011-370The City of Red DeerDistribution Service Area Expansion1125Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Service area
2011-238ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of Peace Grove - Worsley Rural Electrification Association Ltd.1237Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2010-488Lakeland Rural Electrification Association Ltd.Amalgamation of the Distribution System Service Areas of807Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Service area
2010-400FortisAlberta Inc.Sale and Transfer of Wildwood Rural Electrification Association Ltd.675Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2010-333ATCO Electric Ltd.Sale and Transfer of Waskatenau Rural Electrification Association628Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Change of ownership
2009-062The City of Red DeerElectric Distribution System Service Area Enlargement55Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesService area
2009-063ENMAX Power CorporationElectric Distribution System Service Area Enlargement56Distribution facilities, Areas and boundariesUncontested, Service area
2003-048Battle River Rural Electrification Association LimitedBattle River Rural Electrification Association   Amalgamation of Battle River, Central Community, Fenn and Ford REAsDistribution facilities, Areas and boundariesService area, Change of ownership
2003-041South Alta Rural Electrification AssociationSouth Alta REA  Approval to amend Service Area BoundaryDistribution facilities, Areas and boundariesService area

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