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    Comprehensive Market Design (CMD)

    Throughout 2017, the AESO engaged working groups and stakeholders in the development of the capacity market design. Three iterations of a Straw Alberta Market (SAM) proposal containing working group design recommendations were developed and posted for stakeholder comment.  

    To further advance the capacity market design, the AESO has consolidated the SAM work groups from five to three, and will be posting several iterations of a Comprehensive Market Design (CMD) proposal and accompanying rationale documents. For more information on these documents, please click here.

    CMD 1 stakeholder feedback

    February feedback

    April Feedback

    CMD working groups

    To help design a capacity market that will meet Alberta’s needs, the AESO will rely heavily on the participation of stakeholders. The AESO has consolidated the five design working groups that supported the SAM process into three working groups to support the Comprehensive Market Design.

    Working group meetings