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 associated with 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 public auction or that were subsequently terminated by third party buyers and manage those assets in a commercial manner; Sell the energy and capacity associated with the PPAs into Alberta’s wholesale electricity market; Act as […]

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