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Bitcoin mining in Alberta and the AUC's application process

Bitcoin mining. Although the business may be new to Alberta, the regulatory requirements have existed for many years to ensure that the power plants that provide electricity to these facilities operate in a safe manner.

​With more crypto-currency-focused companies looking to Alberta to base their operations, it’s important for all prospective bitcoin operators to understand the AUC’s application process and to follow the necessary requirements that all power plants in Alberta adhere to.

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​Utility Payment Deferral Program amounts and rates finalized​

​The AUC has released two decisions approving the total amount of the Utility Payment Deferral Program to be collected from ratepayers for both natural gas and electricity. Utility Payment Deferral Program rate rider charges wil​l appear on customer bills starting November 1, 2021 and will be applied for an anticipated four months.

The total amount to be collected from electric utility consumers is $8.77 million, resulting in a rate rider of 0.045 cents per kilowatt hour. The total amount that will be collected from natural gas utility customers is $6.1​ million dollars, which result in a rate rider of 3.7 cents per gigajoule.​​​

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​AUC hearing transcript purchase guideline reduces unnecessary ratepayer costs​

To ensure ratepayers are not burdened with unnecessary regulatory costs, and to provide greater certainty in its practices and procedures, the Alberta Utilities Commission is establishing a guideline on the purchase of AUC hearing transcripts.

The guideline delivers the lowest-cost option for ratepayers and will apply to all AUC proceedings unless otherwise dir​ected​.

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ATCO Electric Ltd. Disposal of 2018-2020 Transmission Deferral Accounts and Annual Filing for Adjus​tm​ent Balances​​ oral argument and reply (Proceeding 26573)

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