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    Business Planning

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    Our year in review, budget and financial reports

    We plan, consult and report on our operations to advance the province’s electricity system and bring value to Albertans. Our stakeholders have a voice in our planning and ongoing activities. We’re transparent and accountable for our business initiatives and spending, and demonstrate that in our reporting and governance. View Financial Reporting.

    2022 Business plan and budget

    Purpose

    The AESO is providing notice to interested stakeholders of the commencement of its 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP), which will be used to establish the AESO’s business plan and budget for 2022. The purpose of the BRP is to:

    • Provide the AESO’s coming year’s transmission operating forecasts;
    • Consult on the AESO’s business initiatives and own costs budget proposed for the coming year;
    • Provide transparency and meaningfully engage with stakeholders; and
    • Ensure the AESO Board is succinctly informed of the following to assist them in formalizing their Board Decision:
      • The consideration and assessment of stakeholder feedback received throughout the process
      • The AESO’s proposed budget and forecasts for the coming year

    Stakeholder engagement schedule

    • Session 1<br>Aug. 26, 2021

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of the 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP), updates on the 2021 business initiatives, and the initial proposed 2022 business initiatives. The specific objectives include:

      • Present the 2022 BRP process overview and engagement schedule
      • Share our learnings on 2021 BRP stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on status updates and planned next steps on 2021 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the initial purposed 2022 business initiatives as identified by the AESO
    • Session 2<br>Sept. 29, 2021

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback, plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives, and preliminary forecasts and budget. The specific objectives include:

      • Share our learnings on 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on AESO’s consideration of stakeholder feedback and plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information, including:
        • Transmission Operating Forecasts, and
        • AESO Own Costs Budget

       

    • AESO Board Meeting<br>Nov. 17, 2021

      Purpose

      The purpose of the AESO Board Meeting is for interested stakeholders to make oral and written presentations to the AESO Board on issues of concern on proposed 2022 business initiatives and the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information based on comments submitted in one of the earlier steps of the 2022 BRP.

    • 2022 BRP Survey<br>December 2021

      Purpose

      The purpose of the survey is to seek stakeholder input on the overall engagement process for the 2022 BRP to guide the AESO as we continuously work to improve how we engage stakeholders to ensure our approach allows stakeholders’ needs and interests to be consistently, transparently and meaningfully considered.

    • Session 2 | Sept. 29, 2021

      The AESO will be hosting a virtual stakeholder engagement session on Sept. 29, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback, plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives, and preliminary forecasts and budget. The specific objectives include:

      • Share our learnings on 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on AESO’s consideration of stakeholder feedback and plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information, including:
        • Transmission Operating Forecasts, and
        • AESO Own Costs Budget

      Registration details

      Register here for the session. After clicking the registration link, enter your organization + first name, last name, organization, category and your email address. You will then receive a confirmation email with a unique webinar link to join the session and an associated meeting request to add to your calendar.

      IMPORTANT: Please add the meeting request to your calendar or save this confirmation email as this contains your link to access the session. Please contact karla.anderson@aeso.ca if you have questions with registration or joining the session.

      Session 2 materials

    • Session 1 | Aug. 26, 2021

      The AESO hosted a virtual stakeholder engagement session on Aug. 26, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of the 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP), updates on the 2021 business initiatives, and the initial proposed 2022 business initiatives. The specific objectives include:

      • Present the 2022 BRP process overview and engagement schedule
      • Share our learnings on 2021 BRP stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on status updates and planned next steps on 2021 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the initial proposed 2022 business initiatives as identified by the AESO

      Stakeholder comments

      We value stakeholder feedback, and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us.  View all stakeholder comments received on Session 1 and AESO replies in the materials below.

      Session 1 materials

    2022 BRP materials

    Past business plans and budgets

    For past business plans and budget decisions and consultations, please click on their page link below:

    If you have any other questions, please contact karen.campbell@aeso.ca and subscribe to our stakeholder newsletter for updates.