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The AUC is opening an inquiry on matters relating to hydrogen in gas distribution systems
Decision report issued: June 30, 2022
The AUC has recently concluded an inquiry on matters relating to hydrogen in natural gas distribution systems.
On November 5, 2021, the government of Alberta announced the Hydrogen Roadmap identifying the province as being well-positioned to participate in the evolving global hydrogen economy. The Hydrogen Roadmap recognized that the adoption of clean hydrogen has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with the province enabling hydrogen blending into natural gas distribution systems as a method to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
On March 23, 2022, the government of Alberta issued an Order in Council directing the AUC to inquire into and report to the Minister of Energy on matters relating to hydrogen blending into natural gas distribution systems. On June 30, 2022, the AUC provided its report to the Minister of Energy which will be released publicly in the coming weeks.
The scope of the inquiry included the AUC gathering information, and making findings or providing observations or considering options on:
The AUC allowed parties the opportunity to reply to other parties’ submissions under the following schedule:
To review comments and submissions in this proceeding, please visit our website and log in to the eFiling System, go to Proceeding 27256, and register to participate under the “registered parties” tab. Alternatively, please contact us at 310-4AUC (310-4282) in Alberta or email@example.com for more information or assistance with filing your comments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-4AUC.
Documents considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 27256 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.