Consumer Charge 2017

Following the PPA terminations in 2015 and 2016, the Government of Alberta enacted changes to the Electric Utilities Act in December 2016 which allows the Treasury Board to make loans to the Balancing Pool at the recommendation of the Minister of Energy and to guarantee the Balancing Pools obligations. The Government of Alberta also enacted changes in 2016 to the Balancing Pool Regulation which stipulates the Consumer Charge for 2017 at a rate of $1.10/MWh for an estimated annual collection of $65 million.

Any cash shortfall that the Consumer Charge is unable to satisfy will be financed by funds obtained through the loan agreement with the Government of Alberta and recovered from electricity consumers over the period of January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2030.

  • Consumer Charge For 2017