Electricity

How can Consumers keep up? Changes in Alberta's Electricity Sector

There are several significant shifts underway in Alberta’s electricity sector including: the phase-out of coal power plants, the Renewable Energy Program, development of micro and community generation, the design of the capacity market, changes to the regulated rate option (RRO) including a price cap, and banning of door-to-door energy sales.

Alberta's Power Grid: Where will Electricity Come from in the Future?

Alberta has recently undertaken major changes to our electricity system. The intent is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change, thereby gaining “social license” to facilitate the sale and export of our fossil fuel energy products.

Southern Alberta as a Clean Energy Hub – What are the Opportunities and Challenges?

Alberta’s electricity system is at a cross-roads. Coal, which has been the dominant source of electricity in the province for a generation is slowly being phased out, while industrial growth forecasts mean Alberta’s electricity system will double in size over the next 20 years.

Electrical Deregulation in Alberta: Has it Made Sense?

In 1995 Premier Ralph Klein and the Progressive Conservative party began the restructuring of electricity in Alberta with the introduction of “The Electrical Utilities Act”.

Is Nuclear Energy Right for Alberta... or Not?

Over the past year we have heard much of the possibility of nuclear energy in the small town farming country of northern Alberta.

Is Nuclear Energy Right for Alberta... or Not?

Over the past year we have heard much of the possibility of nuclear energy in the small town farming country of northern Alberta.