The Balancing Pool supports a fair, efficient and openly competitive electricity market in Alberta by performing the legislated duties and responsibilities set out in its mandate, including managing the risks and maximizing the value of certain generating assets held on behalf of Alberta’s electricity consumers.


The Balancing Pool’s legislated duties include the following: Act as a buyer for the PPAs that were not sold in the public auction held by the Government of Alberta in 2000 or that have subsequently been terminated by third party buyers and manage the resulting electricity portfolio and/or where feasible terminate the PPAs with the […]

Relevant Legislation

The following statutes establish and govern the Balancing Pool and its mandate and duties: Electric Utilities Act Fair, Efficient and Open Competition Regulation Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act Balancing Pool Regulation