Relevant Legislation

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: Electric Utilities Act Fair, Efficient and Open Competition Regulation Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act Balancing Pool Regulation Small Scale Generation Regulation  


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 […]