Consultation on 2023 cost-of-service review

Consultation on 2023 cost-of-service review

The AUC is initiating a streamlined proceeding to determine the process of establishing 2023 rates for electric and natural gas distribution facility owners





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Overview​

As outlined in Bulletin 2021-04, ​the Alberta Utilities Commission, the independent utilities regulator, has determined to proceed with a one-year cost-of-service review based on 2023 forecast costs. To minimize regulatory burden associated with undertaking a cost-of-service review of six distribution facility owners (DFO) applications, the AUC is looking to employ alternatives to a traditional line-by-line review of utilities' forecast costs and provided several options to parties for consideration to facilitate a more streamlined review. To this end, the AUC​ is initiating a streamlined proceeding to determine the process of establishing 2023 rates for electric and natural gas DFOs; namely

  • Apex Utilities Inc. 
  • ATCO Electric Ltd. (distribution)​
  • ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. (distribution)
  • ENMAX Power Corporation (distribution)
  • EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. (distribution)
  • FortisAlberta Inc.​

If you feel you may be affected by this proceeding, you can provide input to the AUC for its review before it makes its decision.

Statements of intent to participate are due March 10, 2021. Comments from registered parties on specific items outlined by the AUC​ in its correspondence under Exhibit 26354-X0007 are due March 22, 2021.

Schedule

As outlined in its notice of application on​​ March 1, 2021, the AUC​ has established the following ​schedule and process to conduct this proceeding:​​

​Process step
​Due date*
​Statement of intent to participate from parties not pre-registered
​March 10, 2021

​Comments from registered parties on the timing and form of the 2023 applications
​March 22, 2021
​Reply comments from registered parties on recommendations made by other parties
​April 5, 2021
​Commission’s decision on the timing and form of 2023 forecast applications for each DFO
​April-May 2021

*Note: all submissions are due by 4 p.m. on the date indicated.

The eFiling System​

The eFiling System should be accessed to view the applications and the other documents the AUC will be considering in this proceeding. The system is also used to file submissions and evidence to participate in the proceeding.

To create an account, select "New account" and follow the steps to create a user ID and password. If you have any questions about how to use the system please contact us at info@auc.ab.ca or 310-4AUC.

Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling​ System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 26354​ in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Proceeding 26354               Register

Application status: under review

 Statements of intent to participate deadline: March 10​, 2021

Decision expected: Summer 2021​

 

AUC contact: Olexandr Vasetsky
 403-592-4417 or olexandr.vasetsky@auc.ab.ca

 

 AUC contact: Artyom Jukov
 403-592-4507 or artyom.jukov@auc.ab.ca
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