News and updates
The AESO is committed to a transparent stakeholder engagement process; we will engage with stakeholders on an ongoing basis to design the best possible framework for Alberta. For more information on capacity market stakeholder engagement activities, please click here.
Stakeholder consultation session on the AESO’s Market Evolution Roadmap: Subsidized Resources on March 13, 2019
The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is providing notice of a stakeholder consultation session regarding the treatment of resources receiving subsidies in relation to participation and impact on the capacity market. The AESO will host the session in Calgary on March 13, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Westin Calgary, Eau Claire Room. To attend the session in person, please RSVP by March 12 by emailing email@example.com or to remotely attend via webinar, please click here. To view the presentation click here, or follow the path www.aeso.ca > Capacity market transition > Implementing the capacity market > Market Roadmap. To view a recording of the webinar, click here.
Stakeholder consultation session on the AESO’s Market Evolution Roadmap: Energy Efficiency Eligibility on March 18, 2019
The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is providing notice of a stakeholder consultation session regarding the potential integration of Energy Efficiency assets into the capacity market. The AESO will host the session in Calgary on March 18, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Westin Calgary, Bow Valley Room. If you intend to participate in the March 18 session please RSVP by March 15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or to remotely attend via webinar, please click here. To view the presentation click here, or follow the path www.aeso.ca > Capacity market transition > Implementing the capacity market > Market Roadmap. To view a recording of the webinar, click here.
Market roadmap stakeholder update
On February 8, 2019, the AESO posted an update letter as a follow up to the November 29, 2018 stakeholder market roadmap information session. The AESO’s response to the feedback received subsequent to the November session was also posted.
Capacity market update letter to stakeholders
February 1, 2019
On January 31, 2019, the AESO filed an application with the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval of the ISO rules that are essential to establish and operate the capacity market. A letter to update stakeholders was posted on the AESO website February 1, 2019. Please click here to view the letter.
AESO Invites Stakeholders to a Market Roadmap Session
November 13, 2018
The AESO is planning an industry stakeholder information session on Nov. 29, 2018 from 1–4 p.m. at the Westin Hotel (320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary). This session will focus on the roadmap for the evolution of the capacity and energy/ancillary services markets, as outlined in our Comprehensive Market Design cover letter. To review the cover letter, please click here. To view the presentation, click here. To view the comment matrix, please click here.
AESO Invites Stakeholders to a Technical Information Session for Implementation of the Capacity Market Rules
On Nov. 1, 2018 the AESO will host a webinar-only technical information session to discuss the mechanics and implementation details of certain capacity market rules based on stakeholder feedback.
AESO Invites Stakeholders to Consultation Sessions for Set 2 and Set 3 of the ISO Rules for the Implementation of the Capacity Market
September 4, 2018
The AESO will hold consultation sessions on Sept. 11 and 12, 2018 for Set 2 of the draft ISO rules for the implementation of the capacity market (Set 2 rules) and on Sept. 13, 2018 for Set 3 of the draft ISO rules for the implementation of the capacity market (Set 3 rules).
The Set 2 and Set 3 draft ISO rules are now available on the AESO website.
For details about the Set 2 session, please refer to the AESO’s Notice of Consultation for Set 2 rules.
For details about the Set 3 session, please refer to the AESO’s Notice of Consultation for Set 3 rules.
Set 1 draft rules
August 3, 2018
The draft Set 1 Capacity Market and EAS rules have been posted. Please click here to view.
Notice of Consultation – ISO Tariff Design for Allocating Costs of Capacity Procurement and Bulk and Regional Transmission
July 26, 2018
On July 26, 2018, the AESO posted a notice regarding the AESO’s consultation on ISO tariff design for allocating the costs of capacity procurement and bulk and regional transmission. The AESO is hosting a session on August 8, 2018 in Calgary, at the Sheraton Eau Claire – Wildrose Ballroom North, from 9 am to 12 pm. A teleconference line will be provided for stakeholders wishing to attend the session remotely.
The RSVP deadline is noon on August 3, 2018.
To view the notice of consultation, please click here or follow the path Rules, Standards and Tariff > Stakeholder engagement > ISO Tariff Design for Allocating Costs of Capacity Procurement and Bulk Regional Transmission
Please click here to access the session recording for the July 26, 2018 Consultation Session on the Development of ISO Rules.
Update to Stakeholder Consultation Session on Modeling and Assumptions to Support the Development of the Capacity Market Design Rules
July 19, 2018
The AESO is holding a consultation session on the modeling and assumptions to be used in the development of the Capacity Market Design Rules. The stakeholder consultation session will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018, at The Westin Calgary located at 320 4th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta.
For those unable to attend in person, the AESO will be offering webinar access. To register to attend via webinar, please click here. To view the presentation, click here.
Please click here to view the July 10, 2018, invitation.
July 10 session recording
July 18, 2018
Comprehensive Market Design – Final
June 29, 2018
Market Transition Industry Stakeholder Session
June 22, 2018
A stakeholder session will be held on July 10 from 1–5 p.m. to review key details of the final CMD proposal and to discuss the next steps in the capacity market transition process.
The session will be held at the Metropolitan Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta. To view the presentation please click here.
Interested parties can RSVP to attend in person no later than 11:30 a.m. MDT on July 10, 2018 by emailing email@example.com with “RSVP for Market Transition Industry Session” in the subject line of the email. Please note that space is limited for those wishing to attend in person. To register to attend via webinar, please click here. This session will be recorded and posted at www.aeso.ca/market/capacity-market-transition for those unable to attend.
Comprehensive Market Design – Third Draft
June 6, 2018
The AESO has published the third draft of its Comprehensive Market Design proposal (CMD 3). Please click here to review.
Update to the Comprehensive Market Design stakeholder engagement process
May 17, 2018
Comprehensive Market Design Second Draft
April 24, 2018
Comprehensive Market Design May 1 Stakeholder Session
April 24, 2018
The AESO invites interested parties to attend a stakeholder session on May 1 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. to learn more about CMD 2 and to discuss the next steps in the capacity market design process. The session will be held in the Eau Claire room at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. To attend the session in person or via webinar click here or to download the presentation click here. To view a copy of the webinar recording, please click here.
Update on the AESO's approach to developing the technical design of the capacity market
February 13, 2018
Comprehensive Market Design First Draft
January 26, 2018
The AESO has published the first draft of its proposed design for the capacity market, known as the Comprehensive Market Design (CMD 1). Please click here for more information.
Comprehensive market design working group member list and schedule
January 18, 2018
The AESO has published a member list for the three working groups that will be providing advice to the AESO on the development of the Comprehensive Market Design (CMD) document. An engagement schedule with details about working group sessions and feedback opportunities has also been published.
AESO Response to SAM 3.0 industry feedback and stakeholder engagement
January 16, 2018
The AESO has posted responses to industry feedback on SAM 3.0 and future stakeholder engagement. This feedback is being considered by the AESO as it develops the Comprehensive Market Design. Click here for more information.
December 21, 2017
Meeting materials from Industry Executive Advisory Council (IEAC) sessions held in November and December are now available on our website. The IEAC provides advice to the CEO of the AESO, and has no direct decision making authority.
Stakeholder comments on SAM 3.0
December 20, 2017
The AESO has posted all comments submitted by stakeholders regarding SAM 3.0. The AESO will post responses to SAM 3.0 stakeholder feedback in January, 2018.
Dec. 11 stakeholder session materials
December 20, 2017
SAM 3.0 published
December 6, 2017
The AESO has published the Straw Alberta Market (SAM) 3.0 Stakeholder Update.
SAM 3.0 documents provisional recommendations developed by each of the five design stream working groups and provides the context of the working group discussions in which these recommendations were formed.
A stakeholder session to review SAM 3.0 and to discuss next steps in the capacity market design process will be held on December 11.
Mechanics of evolved approach to Capacity Market design
November 16, 2017
The AESO has posted an update on the evolved approach to Capacity Market design. For more information, please click here.
Industry Executive Advisory Council
November 14, 2017
An Industry Executive Advisory Council (IEAC) has been established by the AESO’s Chief Executive Officer to advise on key matters related to Alberta’s transition to a capacity market. For more information, please click here.
December 11 stakeholder session
November 14, 2017
The AESO invites interested parties to attend a stakeholder session to review SAM 3.0 recommendations and the evolution of Capacity Market design process. The session will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at The Metropolitan Centre in Calgary.
To view the presentation, please click here.
Evolution of approach to capacity market design
October 24, 2017
In order to ensure continued progress in developing the technical design of the capacity market, the AESO will be evolving its approach. For more information, please click here.
SAM 2.0 industry feedback for working groups
October 19, 2017
The AESO has assigned industry feedback on SAM 2.0 to the appropriate Design Stream Working Groups. Summaries of how each group considered the feedback are posted here.
Updated member list
September 21, 2017
The AESO has updated the Design Stream Work Group Member List. To view the updated list, please click here.
Stakeholder comments on SAM 2.0
September 20, 2017
The AESO has posted all stakeholder comments regarding SAM 2.0. The AESO will assign this feedback to the appropriate Design Stream Working Groups, and each group will review the feedback and consider it in light of how it may improve the capacity market design recommendations.
Sept. 7 stakeholder session materials
September 8, 2017
Work plans to SAM 3.0 posted
September 6, 2017
The AESO posted an updated working group meeting schedule and Work plans to SAM 3.0 that includes objectives each working group intends to achieve before the next iteration of SAM is published.
Stakeholder session presentation available
August 31, 2017
The presentation for the upcoming September 7, 2017 stakeholder session is now available.
SAM 2.0 published
August 30, 2017
Upcoming stakeholder session
August 18, 2017
The AESO is hosting a stakeholder session on September 7, 2017 to review the progress working groups have made in the development of a capacity market design for Alberta. Click here for details.
June 28, 2017
The AESO has posted an updated schedule.
Updated membership list
June 27, 2017
The AESO has posted an updated membership list, proposed meeting schedule and work plan for the capacity market design working groups. Individual pages have been created for each of the five working groups where meeting materials will be posted. Click here for more information.
Design working group kick-off meetings
June 20, 2017
Kick-off meetings for the design stream working groups took place in early June. Presentations from these sessions can be found in the working group materials section of the design working groups page.
Design stream working group member list
June 7, 2017
The AESO has confirmed its selections for the design stream working groups that will help the AESO develop the design of Alberta’s capacity market. Please click here for a list of Members.
Webinar recording available
May 18, 2017
The AESO has published the May 17 webinar recording.
Stakeholder session presentation
May 16, 2017
The AESO has posted the presentation for its May 17 stakeholder session on capacity market design.
The AESO has posted a document showing the relationship between starting points in the Straw Alberta Market 1.0 proposal and detailed design questions.
Invitation to join design stream working group
May 12, 2017
The AESO is organizing stakeholder working groups to develop recommendations for the design of Alberta’s capacity market. Stakeholders who are interested in becoming a member of a working group are encouraged to review the terms of reference and complete the application for working groups. The deadline for applications is May 24, 2017.
May 11, 2017
The AESO has posted the Straw Alberta Market (SAM 1.0) – Proposal for discussion.
Working group Terms of Reference
May 5, 2017
The AESO has posted terms of reference for capacity market design working groups here.
Capacity market update
May 2, 2017
Following the stakeholder session held on April 25, 2017, the AESO has posted an update on capacity market design activities. Please click here for more information.
Presentation and webinar recording
April 25, 2017
The presentation and a recording of the April 25, 2017 stakeholder session on capacity market design is now available for review.
- April 25, 2017 stakeholder session - presentation
- April 25, 2017 stakeholder session - webinar recording
AESO response to stakeholder feedback
April 21, 2017
The following documents address key themes that emerged in stakeholder feedback from the January 12 and 16, 2017 stakeholder sessions.
Review of capacity market designs
March 30, 2017
The AESO commissioned Charles River Associates to conduct a review of capacity market designs in the US and Europe. The report identifies commonly accepted practices and lessons learned in designing these capacity markets. The report also discusses key characteristics of Alberta’s electricity system that may influence design choices. This report provides a useful base of information for the AESO and stakeholders to consider as we move into the detailed design phase of developing Alberta’s capacity market.
Stakeholder session presentation and webinar
February 7, 2017
The AESO hosted a capacity market design education session on Feb. 7, 2017 in Calgary. Charles River Associates presented A Capacity Market Primer for Alberta.
January 16, 2017
Kick-off consultation sessions were held in Calgary and Edmonton. To view a copy of our presentation, click here.
The AESO requested feedback on the content for this session. Thank you to those who responded to our request. Click here for stakeholder feedback.