The Balancing Pool supports the functioning of the electricity industry for the benefit of Albertans.

Balancing Pool Office and COVID-19

One of the Balancing Pool’s top priorities is the health and well-being of our employees.  Our work continues in a hybrid-style environment which allows the flexibility for employees to work remotely or be present in the office.  Business meetings are being held either in-person or virtually.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call (403) 539-5350 to leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Our Legislated Duties

The Balancing Pool supports a fair, efficient and openly competitive electricity market in Alberta by performing the legislated duties and responsibilities set out in the following statutes and regulations:


The Balancing Pool’s legislated duties effective January 1, 2021 include the following:

  • Allocate (or collect) any forecasted cash surplus (or deficit) to (from) electricity consumers in Alberta in annual amounts;
  • Fund the decommissioning and reclamation costs associated with certain generation facilities in Alberta;
  • Participate in dispute resolution processes;
  • Act as the default market participant and provide settlement functions in relation to certain projects developed under the Small Scale Generation Regulation;
  • Administer and provide financing for certain aspects of the Utility Payment Deferral Program; and
  • Fund initiatives in the electricity industry at the direction of the Minister of Affordability and Utilities.
Mandate & Roles

The Balancing Pool’s Mandate and Roles Document was developed collaboratively between the Minister of Energy and the Balancing Pool. It is intended to satisfy the requirements of the Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act (APAGA) and reflects a common understanding of the authority, respective roles and responsibilities of the parties.