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.
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.
Kick-off meetings for the design stream working groups took place in early June. Please see below to view the presentations.
Adequacy and Demand Curve Determination
Eligibility and Capacity Value Determination
Energy and Ancillary Services
Procurement and Hedging
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.
The AESO will be notifying applicants who have been selected for the design stream working groups on Friday, June 2. A list of working group members will be posted when all members have been confirmed. Kick-off meetings for the five working groups are scheduled for the following dates:
Thursday, June 8—Eligibility and Capacity Value Determination
Friday, June 9—Energy and Ancillary Services
Tuesday, June 13—Market Mechanics
Wednesday, June 14—Adequacy and Demand Curve Determination
Thursday, June 15—Procurement and Hedging
Agendas and any related discussion material will be posted on this page in advance of these meetings.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback or questions.
The AESO has published the May 17 webinar recording.
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.
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.
The AESO has posted the Straw Alberta Market (SAM 1.0) – Proposal for discussion.
The AESO has posted terms of reference for capacity market design working groups here.
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.
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
The AESO has posted further information regarding the upcoming April 25, 2017 stakeholder session.
The following documents address key themes that emerged in stakeholder feedback from the January 12 and 16, 2017 stakeholder sessions.
Save the date for upcoming session
The AESO will host a stakeholder session to review and confirm the desired end state, criteria and assumptions for capacity market design on April 25, 2017. Similar to the February session, participants will be able to attend this next stakeholder session either in-person or remotely via webinar. Please register for the webinar at the following link:
For further details about this session please click here.
Review of capacity market designs
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.
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 12 and 16
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.