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    Implementing the capacity market

    A new electricity market is taking shape. Moving to a capacity market will help attract investment as Alberta shifts to lower-emission generation sources, and ensure Albertans have reliable, affordable electricity at stable prices.

    We know that significant work remains to get to the first capacity market auction in 2019. The AESO is working closely with stakeholders to begin integrating the design of the capacity market into the rules that will facilitate the safe, reliable and economic operation of the grid. Stakeholders will continue to have the opportunity to provide their feedback on the development of the rules that will ultimately help promote a fair, efficient and openly competitive wholesale market for electricity in Alberta.  

    The AESO currently has three streams of engagement underway in support of the implementation of the capacity market. For information on current stakeholder engagement opportunities and how you can get involved in each of these streams, click the drop-down menus below, or visit our Rules, Standards and Tariff page.

    • Tariff designs for cost allocation

      The AESO is engaging stakeholders on the combined issues of the ISO tariff design for allocating the costs of capacity procurement and bulk and regional transmission. The AESO recognizes that the cost allocation and bulk/regional tariff designs may have different timelines and may be advanced at different paces during the combined stakeholder engagement process.

      For more information on how these engagement streams are progressing and to view current stakeholder engagement opportunities, click here. 

      tariff design timelineFor more information on the ISO tariff, which includes the rates, terms and conditions that apply to persons connected to the transmission system, please click here