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    Ancillary Services procurement

    Ancillary services are essential for providing Albertans with safe, secure and reliable electricity. These services include Operating Reserve, Transmission Must-Run, Black Start services, and Load Shed Service for imports.

    We are committed to using a fair and transparent competitive procurement process for ancillary services whenever possible, as outlined in the AESO Procurement Process.

    Current opportunities

    A Request for Proposals (RFP) for Black Start Services in Northeast Alberta opened on February 15, 2018. The RFP submission deadline is June 20, 2018. The RFP and draft Black Start Services Agreement are available to registered users on the Black Start SharePoint Online Site (SharePoint). To register for SharePoint, please email

    Black Start procurement resources

    Key dates