Responses to FOIP Requests

The Balancing Pool currently has no active FOIP requests.

Responses to FOIP requests recently processed by the Balancing Pool are listed in the table below.

The Balancing Pool is willing provide electronic copies of responses to processed FOIP requests. Please contact the FOIP Coordinator using the information provided under FOIP and Privacy if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

Request No. Description Timeframe Release Status
2017-G-0004

All briefing notes, memoranda, reports, studies, correspondence, emails and other communications between the Balancing Pool Management and the Balancing Pool Board of Directors pertaining to the management of the coal PPAs including any termination financial analysis.

February 15, 2017 - April 10, 2017 Partial Disclosure
2017-G-0003

A copy of the settlement agreements, as well as all background decision and discussion documents (emails, briefing notes, memos, meeting minutes, and other records) that relate to each of the settlement agreements for each of the following: 1) Sundance A and Sheerness – TransCanada, 2) Sundance B – ASTC Power Partnership, a partnership between AltaGas and TransCanada and 3) Sundance C – Capital Power.

1) Mar 7- Dec 16, 2016 2) Mar 7- Dec 16, 2016 3) Mar 24 - Nov 24, 2016 Abandoned
2017-G-0002

All briefing notes, memoranda, reports, studies, correspondence, emails and other communications between the Balancing Pool Management and the Balancing Pool Board of Directors pertaining to the economics of holding the coal PPAs and terminating the coal PPAs and paying net book value to PPA Owners.

December 1, 2016 - February 16, 2017 Partial Disclosure
2017-G-0001

All records and communications between Alberta Energy and the Balancing Pool concerning delays related to the public body consultations submitted to Alberta Energy by the Balancing Pool regarding FOIP requests identified as F5-2016 and F6-2016.

November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2017 Partial Disclosure
F20-2016

All drafts of the Climate Change Advisory Panel Report (or part thereof) including any drafts completed by the Balancing Pool, its officials or employees and any drafts containing comments made by the Balancing Pool, its officials or employees. In addition, all documents or communications which disclose when the first draft of the Climate Change Advisory Panel was received by or created by the Balancing Pool, its officials or employees.

May 5, 2015 to October 7, 2016 No records
F19-2016

Draft of speeches and announcements originating from the Balancing Pool concerning Climate Change Leadership Plan/Report, proposed change to carbon price including Specified as Emitters Regulation, and creation and implementation of a carbon levy and the implementation of the government’s campaign commitment to phase out coal.

May 5, 2015 to October 7, 2016 No records
F18-2016

Meeting Outlooks exchanged between Balancing Pool officials, employees or representatives and the Climate Change Advisory Panel or its members.

May 5, 2015 to October 7, 2016 No records
F17-2016

All documents originating from the Balancing Pool created for or as part of or in reference to the Royalty Review Panel Initiative.

May 5, 2015 to October 7, 2016 No records
F16-2016

Documents evidencing the empirical basis for the government’s concerns about the health and carbon impacts of coal.

May 5, 2015 to October 7, 2016 No records
F15-2016

All communications reflecting the relationship with/interaction between the Pembina Institute and the Balancing Pool in regards to the Climate Leadership Plan and Report and the health impacts of coal.

May 5, 2015 to October 7, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F14-2016

All records and communications between government officials and the Balancing Pool concerning the Climate Leadership Plan, Climate Leadership Report, the proposed change in carbon pricing including SGER and implementation of a carbon levy and the implementation of the government’s campaign commitment to phase out coal.

May 5, 2015 to October 7, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F13-2016

All correspondence between the Balancing Pool and the Government of Alberta in relation to Rider F of Power Purchase Agreements.

September 1, 2015 to October 3, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F12-2016

All records related to Rider F of Power Purchase Agreements.

September 1, 2015 to October 3, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F11-2016

Copies of any documents, including emails, correspondence, briefing notes, memos, text or Instant messages, sent to the Government of Alberta regarding power purchase agreements and termination/withdrawal clauses since May 5, 2015.

May 5, 2015 to August 23, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F10-2016

Any records pertaining to the identity of any participant that provided comments to the IAT regarding the change in law provision in the PPAs and the potential effect on the profitability of the PPAs for Buyers.

N/A Full Disclosure
F9-2016

Any records pertaining to the identity of any participant that provided comments to the IAT regarding the PPAs and potential risks to consumers resulting from termination of the PPAs.

N/A Full Disclosure
F8-2016

All records, including written or electronic correspondence, between the Balancing Pool and any department or member of the Government of Alberta which relates to the potential for the termination of any PPA as a result of changes in law or electricity market structure or function.

July 1 to Dec 31, 2015 Partial Disclosure
F7-2016-002

All records, including written or electronic correspondence, between the Balancing Pool and any department or member of the Government of Alberta which relate to the Balancing Pool conducting, finalizing or communicating the results of any investigation, assessment or verification (or any related analogous activity) of any termination or notice of termination of any PPAs. CONTINUING.

Aug 6 to Dec 5, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F7-2016

All records, including written or electronic correspondence, between the Balancing Pool and any department or member of the Government of Alberta which relate to the Balancing Pool conducting, finalizing or communicating the results of any investigation, assessment or verification (or any related analogous activity) of any termination or notice of termination of any PPAs.

July 1, 2015 to August 5, 2016 and ongoing thereafter for one year (August 5, 2017). Partial Disclosure
F6-2016

All briefing notes, memoranda, reports, studies, correspondence and emails prepared by and for the BP regarding the legality of terminating the PPAs by PPA Buyers under the Change in Law provision (Article/Section 4.3) of the respective PPAs and returning them to the BP.

May 1, 2015 to July 28, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F5-2016

All briefing notes, memoranda, reports, studies, correspondence and emails prepared by and for the BP evaluating the fiscal impact of the BP retaining or terminating the coal PPAs returned to the BP by PPA Buyers.

May 1, 2015 to July 28, 2016 Partial Disclosure
F4-2016

All records and communications between government officials and BP concerning the Climate Leadership Plan, Climate Leadership Report, the proposed change in carbon pricing including SGER and implementation of a carbon levy and the implementation of the government’s campaign commitment to phase out coal; all documents and communication reflecting the relationship with Pembina Institute; documents reflecting oil and gas royalty consultation process; meeting outlooks between BP and the Climate Change Advisory Panel; drafts of speeches and announcements concerning same; all communications between BP and ATCO Power, CNRL, Capital Power, Cenovus Energy, Maxim Power, Shell Canada, Suncor Energy and TransAlta; draft Climate Change Advisory Panel Reports and all documents and communications regarding the report completed by the Treasury Board and Finance in and around November 2015 which analyzed the economic impact of the GOA climate change policies.

May 5, 2015 to August 2, 2016 Abandoned
F3-2016

Copies of 2016 internal quarterly reports.

Q1 & Q2 Full Disclosure
F2-2016

Copies of all quarterly and annual reports prepared by the Balancing Pool since January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015 to April 19, 2016 Full Disclosure
F1-2016

All records relating to the financial and contractual impact of the changes to Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (effective Jan. 1 2016) on all of the PPAs.

May 5, 2015 to April 4, 2016 Partial Disclosure