AUC’s electronic filing tool used to manage, search and upload application documents
Rules that set out requirements and processes for all entities under AUC jurisdiction
Full list of all recently issued regulatory documents
Legislation regulating the energy and utility sector
Current electricity and gas rates in Alberta
How the AUC reviews and determines utility rates
Resources for questions and general concerns involving regulated utilities
Answers to common utility related questions
Highlighting a few projects and applications currently being reviewed and considered
General information about creating an account and using the eFiling System
A list of active registered applications being considered
What is involved in reviewing power generation facilities in Alberta
Established process to review applications
Livestream broadcast of AUC hearings
Engage in a consultation
Resources for participating in an AUC hearing process
A trusted leader that delivers innovative and efficient regulatory solutions for Alberta
Your source for AUC news, bulletins and announcements
Electric, gas, water utilities and renewable power generation
Stories of innovative regulatory solutions for Albertans and happenings at the AUC
The AUC regulates Alberta’s investor-owned electric, gas, water utilities and certain municipally owned electric utilities.
The AUC regulates Alberta’s investor-owned electric, gas, water utilities and certain municipally owned electric utilities to ensure that customers receive safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates.
The AUC also regulates the routes, tolls and tariffs of energy transmission through utility pipelines and electric transmission and distribution lines. Companies who propose to construct or rebuild electric generation, transmission or distribution facilities in Alberta, must apply to the AUC for siting approval.
When reviewing the utility’s application, the AUC considers the social and environmental impacts, as well as any economic implications for the ratepayers.
Furthermore, the AUC also provides an adjudicative function for issues arising in Alberta’s electric and natural gas markets.
Below is a list of some of the companies regulated by the AUC. Please note that we are unable to provide a comprehensive list due to the non-traditional nature of some utility services (such as micro-generation) and the continuous changes to the utility industry. This list is provided to give the reader some background on the regulated utility services provided by the following companies and to provide examples of the activities that are regulated by the AUC.
Two regulated retail service providers offer the gas cost flow through rate that is based on market and changes monthly upon AUC approval. The current rates and terms and conditions page provides the current rates that have been approved by the AUC.
Some rural communities may be located in a region that is within the service territory of a gas co-op. Natural gas co-ops are not regulated by the AUC. For questions or concerns regarding natural gas co-ops please contact the board of directors of the gas co-op, the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd., or the Rural Utilities branch of the government of Alberta at 780-427-0125.
Three retail companies offer the regulated rate option to customers in Alberta.
Some rural communities may be located in a region that is within the service territory of a rural electrification association. Rural electrification associations are not regulated by the AUC. For questions or concerns regarding rural electrification associations please contact the Rural Utilities branch of the government of Alberta at 780-427-0125.
The AUC is the independent tribunal responsible to adjudicate instances of market manipulation and other wrongdoings that are brought forward to it. The Market Surveillance Administrator reviews and monitors the electricity and natural gas markets to ensure fairness and balance and to ensure that the market is operated in a fair, efficient and competitive manner. If transgressions are found the Market Surveillance Administrator files an application with the AUC to adjudicate the matter and hear the matter in an open and fair proceeding that may result in an AUC-imposed administrative penalty as specified in the Alberta Utilities Commission Act.