Competitive Process

The AESO is introducing competition into Alberta’s electricity transmission industry with a new procurement process to select organizations to develop, design, build finance, own, operate, and maintain new major transmission infrastructure in the province of Alberta, Canada. The Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project will be the first transmission project to follow the Competitive Process.

An application for the AESO’s Competitive Process was submitted to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) in September 2011. The AUC approved the process on February 14, 2013.

Updates regarding the Competitive Process can be found at http://poweringalberta.com/cp/.

AESO CP Mandate

The AESO is mandated by government to develop this initiative by the Transmission Regulation (86/2007) and then have it approved by the provincial electricity regulator, the AUC.

Timeline

Alberta government mandates AESO to develop Competitive Process October 2010
AESO stakeholder consultation for Competitive Process Application October 2010 – September 2011
AESO files Competitive Process application with AUC September 2011
AUC approves AESO’s Competitive Process application February 2013
REOI Stage for Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project May 9 - June 19, 2013
RFQ Stage for Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project Opens July 29, 2013
RFQ submission deadline October 11, 2013
Invitations to participate in RFP  Week of December 16, 2013
 Future Dates
RFP Stage for Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project December 2013 – December 2014

Recent News

July 29, 2013: Fort McMurray West Transmission Line Moves to Next Step

July 18, 2013: Updated AESO Competitive Process REOI Submission contact list

July 17, 2013: Updated AESO Competitive Process Information Session contact list

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