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.

Following GOA approval, the AESO expects to continue development of the program throughout 2016. The first competition is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the first projects to be in service by 2019.

First Phase of Engagement on Renewable Electricity Program Complete

Thank you to all of those who provided input to our Questionnaire. Please read our Update to Stakeholders regarding program development.

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