Renewable Electricity Program

The Government of Alberta (GOA) has tasked the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to develop and implement a program to bring on new renewable generation capacity over the period to 2030. The GOA has requested that the AESO provide draft recommendations on its plan in May 2016.

The AESO has delivered its recommendations to government for the Renewable Electricity Program. We look forward to the government’s review of our recommendations for adding more renewable electricity capacity to Alberta’s grid. For more information on next steps, please contact Alberta Energy.

The AESO will be developing administrative aspects of the Program in parallel with the government’s review of our recommendations. We may be reaching out to specific parties for insight on this work.

Anticipated Timeline

Information gathering and analysis Q1-Q2 2016
REP plan provided to Government May 2016
Program development Q2-Q3 2016
Launch  of first REP competition   Q4 2016
First REP projects in service Q2 2019

Background and Resources

Contact Us

For developer and other industry inquiries, contact:

1-888-866-2959 (toll free)
Alberta Electric System Operator
2500, 330 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0L4

General questions can be directed to:


For media inquiries, please contact:

Dawn Delaney
External Relations Team Lead
Direct: 403-539-2607
Cell: 403-615-0650