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In Decision 2010-260, dated June 8, 2010, the Commission stated that it would initiate a consultation for the development of a generic AUC rule pertaining to a natural gas settlement system code.

On August 30, 2010 the Commission released Bulletin 2010-22 notifying interested parties of the initiation of a rule development consultation process for the natural gas settlement system code. The starting point of this process was to be the ATCO Gas natural gas settlement system code, which was approved by the Commission in Decision 2010-260. 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 AUC 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 – 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 – September 30:
   a. AUC to draft proposed changes based on recommendations
   b. Circulate among Settlement Working Group members for review

3. October 1 – 15:
   a. Posting proposed rule changes on AUC’s web for stakeholder comment

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

5. November 1 – 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

 

Version 1.5

December 15, 2015

The Commission approved changes to Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code Rules on December 8, 2015. The following documents are related to the release of the revised AUC Rule 028:

Bulletin 2015-24 
AUC Rule 028 (version 1.5)
AUC responses to stakeholder comments

November 19, 2015

The AUC issued Bulletin 2015-20 to announce the draft version 1.5 of Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code Rules and invite interested parties to provide written comments. Participants who wish to provide written comments on the proposed revisions to the rule are encouraged to use the comment table. Written comments are to be addressed to Andrea Laroiya (regulatorypolicy@auc.ab.ca) by 12 p.m. (noon) on November 30, 2015.

Bulletin 2015-20
Draft version 1.5 of Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code Rules black line 
AUC proposed changes and comment table

Version 1.4

After Version 1.3 of AUC Rule 028 was issued, parties agreed at the March 6, 2014, Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation meeting that the SMC transaction would be used as notification in circumstances where a status change continues past midnight and that the requirement for unsolicited ENCs and DECs was unnecessary. Version 1.4 of the rule, which was amended to reflect this change, was approved by the AUC on August 18, 2014.

AUC Rule 028 (version 1.4)

Version 1.3

January 15, 2014  

The Commission approved changes to Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code Rules on January 14, 2014. The following documents are related to the release of the revised Rule 028:

Bulletin 2014-02
AUC Rule 028 (version 1.3)
AUC response to stakeholder comments

November 21, 2013

The Commission released Bulletin 2013-25 to announce the draft version 1.3 of Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code Rules and invite interested parties to provide written comments. Participants who wish to provide written comments on the draft rule are encouraged to use the comment table.

Bulletin 2013-25
Draft version 1.3 of Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code Rules black line
AUC proposed changes and comment table

Meeting summaries from working groups:

Rule 021 and Rule 028 working group:

September 23, 2015 meeting
     AUC Rule 021 (version 2.6) draft proposed changes for 2016
     AUC Rule 028 (version 1.5) draft proposed changes for 2016

June 17, 2015 meeting
February 18, 2015 meeting
October 1, 2014 meeting
        Distributor deemed time table
May 29, 2014 teleconference meeting
March 6, 2014 meeting
January 29, 2014 meeting
        Rule 028 2014 implementation table and action item responses
October 23, 2013 meeting
July 24, 2013 meeting
May 29, 2013 meeting
March 20, 2013 meeting


Gas PFAM working group:
March 6, 2014 meeting

Version 1.2

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