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    2021 Business Plan and Budget

    2021 AESO Board Decision

    The AESO Board has approved the 2021 Business Plan and Budget Proposal. Please click here to view the AESO Board Decision. 

    The AESO wants to take this opportunity to thank stakeholders for their involvement, contribution and engaged dialogue in the 2021 Budget Review Process (BRP) engagement process. We appreciate and value the time and effort you have taken to prepare for and attend the sessions and provide detailed written feedback sharing your thoughts, insights and expertise. Your participation has helped the AESO to better understand your perspectives and aided us in developing the 2021 Business Plan and Budget.

    2021 Business Plan and Budget Proposal

    We value stakeholder feedback and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. Please click here to view the AESO's 2021 Business Plan and Budget Proposal (“Proposal”). This Proposal was presented to the AESO Board for their review.

    On Nov. 18, 2020 those stakeholders who indicated their interest presented to the AESO Board on issues of disagreement or concern based on comments submitted in one of the earlier steps. The AESO Board considered stakeholder presentations and comments and the AESO replies to comments in its approval process of the Proposal. Please click here to view the AESO's replies to stakeholder comments received during stakeholder presentations to the AESO Board on Nov. 18, 2020. .

    Stakeholder presentations

    Stakeholder presentations to the AESO Board [Posted: Nov. 16, 2020]

    Oct 1. 2020 Preliminary Forecast and Budget Session

    Purpose of this session

    The purpose of the session is to present and discuss the AESO’s 2021 preliminary forecast and budget information, including:

    • Ancillary Services and Transmission Line Loss Cost Forecasts, and
    • AESO Own Cost Budgets

    Stakeholder feedback

    We value stakeholder feedback and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. Please click here to view the AESO's replies to written feedback received on the Preliminary Forecast and Budget Session and the Proposed Business Initiatives Session 2.

    Sept. 21, 2020 Proposed Business Initiatives Session 2

    Purpose of this session

    The purpose of the session is to:

    • Present stakeholder input provided after Session 1
    • Present and discuss AESO’s consideration of stakeholder feedback and plans for 2021

    Stakeholder feedback

    We value stakeholder feedback and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. Please click here to view the AESO's replies to written feedback received on the Preliminary Forecast and Budget Session and the Proposed Business Initiatives Session 2.

    Aug. 11, 2020 Proposed Business Initiatives Session 1

    Purpose of this session

    The purpose of the session is to:

    • Review the 2021 Budget Review Process (BRP)
    • Present status updates on 2020 business initiatives
    • Present, discuss and obtain stakeholder input on proposed 2021 business initiatives as identified by the AESO

    Stakeholder feedback

    We value stakeholder feedback and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. Please click here to view the AESO's replies to written feedback received on Session 1 and the Proposed Business Initiatives.

    Invitation and process materials

    Purpose

    The AESO commenced its 2021 BRP by extending an invitation to stakeholders who have an interest in participating in the BRP; this process and feedback received will be used to establish the AESO’s business plan and budget for 2021. Stakeholders were asked to provide their feedback on the 2021 BRP Terms of Reference, Process Steps, and Calendar and Schedule (“Process Materials”).

    The intent of this BRP is to:

    • Provide the AESO’s 2021 forecasts of Transmission Line Losses and Ancillary Services Costs;
    • Consult on the Business Initiatives and Own Costs proposed for 2021; 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 2021.

    Stakeholder feedback

    We value stakeholder feedback and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. Stakeholders were supportive of the 2021 BRP Process Materials. Please click here to view the AESO's replies to written feedback on Invitation and Process Materials.

    2021 BRP materials

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