Consultation for Rule 021 - Settlement System Code

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​Consultation for Rule 021 - Settlement System Code

Status: Ongoing

Last updated: November 19, 2020

Contact: regulatorypolicy@auc.ab.ca

 

The Alberta Utilities Commission is responsible for the development of rules regarding the role of market participants involved in electric load settlement and the development of comprehensive standards for electronic business transactions. Electric load settlement rules allow for the accurate, efficient and timely communication of load settlement information among market participants.

AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules has been adopted by the AUC to set the comprehensive standards for the market participants.

Each year the AUC works closely with stakeholders in resolving outstanding settlement issues identified. The annual Rule 021 change cycle is as follows:

1. January 1 to 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 to September 30:
   a. AUC to draft proposed changes based on recommendations.
   b. Circulate among settlement working group members for review.

3. October 1 to 15:
   a. Posting proposed rule changes on AUC's website for stakeholder comment.

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

5. November 1 to 30: (AUC internal)
   a. Present proposed changes to AUC Commission members. 
   b. Respond to Commission member's questions.
   c. Seeking final approval from Commission members.

6. By December 15:
   a. Posting complete AUC Rule 021, with proposed changes.
   b. Rule effective the following January.

 

November 19, 2020

The Commission is proposing amendments to Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules and Rule 028: Natural Gas System Settlement Code that will:  

  • Remove the Pre-final error correction process requirement from both rules.
  • Remove the USA transaction requirement from both rules.  
  • Clarify the time frequency of requirements for meter data managers in Rule 021.
The following documents are related to the release of the amended Rule 021 and Rule 028:​​

Version 2.9

December 19, 2019

The Commission approved changes to Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules on November 22, 2019. The following documents are related to the release of the current version (version 2.9) of Rule 021:


 

Version 2.8

December 20, 2018

The Commission approved changes to Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules on December 11, 2018. The following documents are related to the release of the current version (version 2.8) of Rule 021:

 

Version 2.8
November 8, 2018
The AUC issued Bulletin 2018-15 to announce proposed revisions to Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules, and Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code, and to 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.

Load limiting device/program consultation

In order to better understand EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc.'s new load-limiting approach and associated impacts, Decision 21979-D01-2016 indicated that the AUC would initiate a consultation process before the end of February 2017 to seek further information on the proposed approach. The consultation was also held to allow wire owners to explain how load limiting was being performed in their service area. A summary of the discussions held during the consultation are highlighted in the meeting summary below.

 

Distributor deemed time table

Documents related to previous consultations about changes to Rule 021 can be filtered using the column headings below. Questions about the consultation process should be directed to regulatorypolicy@auc.ab.ca.

 

Documents

Disconnection/reconnection practices

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
2020-11-19-Rule021-BlacklineDraft Rule 021 with AUC proposed changes - blacklined versionAlberta Utilities Commission2020/11/19Rule (blacklined)2020
2020-11-19-Rule021-DraftDraft Rule 021 with AUC proposed changesAlberta Utilities Commission2020/11/19Rule (draft)2020
2020-11-19-Rule028-BlacklineDraft Rule 028 with AUC proposed changes - blacklined versionAlberta Utilities Commission2020/11/19Rule (blacklined)2020
2020-11-19-Rule028-DraftDraft Rule 028 with AUC proposed changesAlberta Utilities Commission2020/11/19Rule (draft)2020
Bulletin 2020-38The Alberta Utilities Commission moves to reduce regulatory burden and improve efficiency with Rule 021 and Rule 028 amendmentsAlberta Utilities Commission2020/11/19Bulletin2020
2019-12-16-Rule021-Version2.9Rule 021 Version 2.9 effective January 1, 2020Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.92020/01/01Rule (current)2020
2018-12-20-Rule021-StakeholderCommentsStakeholder comment table regarding Rule 021 Version 2.8Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.82018/12/20Comments (responses)2018
2018-12-20-Rule021-Version2.8Rule 021 Version 2.8 effective January 1, 2019Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.82018/12/20Rule (issued)2018
2018-11-08-Rule021-summarytableofproposedchangesSummary table of proposed changes to Rule 021Alberta Utilities CommissonVersion 2.82018/11/08Comments (template)2018
2018-11-08-Rule021-Version 2.8-BlacklinedRule 021 Version 2.8 (blacklined)Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.82018/11/08Rule (blacklined)2018
Bulletin 2018-15Stakeholder consultation for specified penalties, on AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules and Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission2018/11/08Bulletin2018
2018-08-17-SpecifiedPenalties-StrawModelRule 021 and Rule 028 straw model for specified penalties consultationAlberta Utilities Commission2018/08/17other2018
2018-01-31_Rule021_028-MeetingSummaryIndustry consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2018/01/31Meeting summary or notes2018
2018-01-01-Rule021Rule 021 version 2.7 effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.72018/01/05Rule (issued)2018
Bulletin 2017-13AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.72017/12/28Bulletin2017
2017-12-21-Rule021-blacklineRule 021: Settlement System Code Rules (blacklined)Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.72017/12/21Rule (blacklined)2017
2017-12-04-Rule021-BlacklineDraft Rule 021: Settlement System Code (blackline)Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.72017/12/06Rule (blacklined)2017
2017-11-29-Rule021-CommentTable-ProposedChangesStakeholder comment table for proposed changes to Rule 021Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.72017/12/04Comments (template)2017
Bulletin 2017-10Stakeholder consultation on Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules and Rule 028: Natural Gas Settlement System Code RulesAlberta Utilities Commission2017/12/04Bulletin2017
2017-09-13-Rule021-028-IndustryConsultationMeetingSummaryIndustry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017/09/13Meeting summary or notes2017
2017-07-19-DistributorDeemedTimeTableDistributor deemed time tableAlberta Utilities Commission2017/07/19other2017
2017-05-16-Rule021and028-MeetingSummaryAUC Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017/05/16Meeting summary or notes2017
2017-02-28-Rule021Rule028-IndustryConsultationMeetingSummaryAUC Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017/02/28Meeting summary or notes2017
2017-02-08-Rule021-LoadLimitingConsultationMeetingSummaryLoad Limiting Device/Program ConsultationAlberta Utilities Commission2017/02/08Meeting summary or notes2017
2016-06-14-Rule021Rule028-IndustryConsultationMeetingSummaryAUC Rule 021 and Rule 028 Industry Consultation Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2016/06/14Meeting summary or notes2016
2015-12-15-Rule021v2.6_2016ProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.6: Proposed changes for 2016Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.62015/12/15Comments (responses)2015
Bulletin 2015-23AUC Rule 021: Settlement System Code Rules Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.62015/12/15Bulletin2015
2019-01-01-Rule021Rule 021 version 2.6 effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.62015/12/08Rule (issued)2015
2015-11-19-Rule021draftversion2.6BlacklinedRule 021 Version 2.6 blacklinedAlberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.62015/11/19Rule (blacklined)2015
2015-11-19-Rule021-SummaryofProposedChangesRule 021 Version 2.6: Proposed changes for 2016Alberta Utilities CommissionVersion 2.62015/11/19Comments (template)2015
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2019-09-25-WinterUtilitiesReconnectionProgram-MeetingSummaryWinter Utilities Reconnection ProgramAlberta Utilities Commission2019/10/22Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2018-10-03-WinterUtilitiesReconnectionProgram-MeetingSummaryWinter Utilities Reconnection ProgramAlberta Utilities Commission2018/10/03Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2017-09-14-DisconnectionReconnection-MeetingSummaryWinter Utility Reconnection ProgramAlberta Utilities Commission2017/09/04Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2017-05-17-DisconnectionReconnection-MeetingSummaryAUC Winter Utilities Reconnection Program Meeting SummaryAlberta Utilities Commission2017/05/17Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2016-10-03-DisconnectionReconnection-meetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices - phase one meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2016/10/03Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2016-06-13-DisconnectionReconnection-meetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices - phase one meeting summaryAlberta Utilities Commission2016/06/13Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2015-09-22-DisconnectionReconnectionMeetingsummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices: phase oneAlberta Utilities Commission2015/09/22Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2014-09-09-DisconnectionReconnectionMeeting_summaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practicesAlberta Utilities Commission2014/09/09Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2014-01-29-DisconnectionReconnectionMeetingSummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices: Phase twoAlberta Utilities Commission2014/01/29Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
2013-09-12-DisconnectionReconnection_meetingsummaryConsultation on disconnection and reconnection practices: Phase oneAlberta Utilities Commission2013/09/12Meeting summary or notesDisconnection/reconnection practices
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