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    AESO Conduct

    Guiding our business and conduct


    Our bylaws reflect the transparency and ethical behaviour that lie at the centre of all AESO business activities. They were created as directed in Section 10 of the Electric Utilities Act. The AESO Bylaws also contain our code of conduct, guiding us in our mission to serve the public interest.

    Read the AESO Bylaws here:

    AESO Bylaws [Posted: June 20, 2018]

    New AESO Code of Conduct

    As required by the Conflicts of Interest Act, we published our new AESO Code of Conduct on April 26, 2019. The new AESO Code of Conduct will come into effect ninety (90) days after its publication on our website. This means that the effective date will be Thursday, July 25, 2019. Until then, the current AESO Code of Conduct continues to apply.  

    The new AESO Code of Conduct (effective July 25, 2019) can be found here.

    The current AESO Code of Conduct (present – July 24, 2019) can be found here.

    To submit a complaint relating to the AESO Code of Conduct on an anonymous basis, individuals have the option of submitting the complaint to the Ethics Hotline here

    Gifts and Benefits Policy

    We understand that service providers, market participants or other stakeholders may from time to time send invitations to events or minor gifts to AESO employees as part of ordinary business conventions. To ensure that such invitations and gifts are appropriate and do not place an AESO employee in a conflict of interest, we have developed the AESO Code of Conduct which governs when an employee can accept an invitation or a gift.

    If you have any questions regarding whether giving an invitation or gift to an AESO employee is appropriate, we encourage you to review the sections on “Gifts and Benefits” and “Conflicts of Interest” in the applicable AESO Code of Conduct, which can be found above. It is important to regularly check the AESO Code of Conduct so that you are aware of any changes. We also encourage you to review any applicable legislation to which you may be subject, including but not limited to the Lobbyist Act, as there may be other legal restrictions regarding the giving of invitations or gifts.

    We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to helping the AESO maintain its high ethical standards.

    Disclaimer: This information is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice or an opinion of any kind. We encourage you to seek specific legal advice by contacting your legal counsel regarding any specific legal issues. The AESO does not warrant or guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on this web site, and it should not be relied upon as accurate, timely or fit for any particular purpose.