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    Adjustment for load on the margin

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    Introduction and purpose

    During the sub-hourly settlement consultation in 2020 market participants identified that adjustment for load on the margin (ALM) may provide value for loads and should be explored.

    The AESO continues to believe there is merit in exploring ALM.  The AESO would like to engage stakeholders on the implementation of ALM; and receive stakeholder feedback on the AESO’s draft recommendation.  ALM would allow for the dynamic benefits of sub-hourly settlement to be realized with a much lower implementation cost, would incent load and energy storage to bid into the market, and allow for comparable treatment to generators who receive payment for suppliers on the margin. 

    More information on the sub-hourly settlement engagement can be found here. Details on the ALM  materials to be presented in the April 13th session can be found in the session 3 materials.

    • Stakeholder session: April 13, 2021

      Market participants interested in learning more about ALM are invited to attend a stakeholder session on Tuesday, April 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Further details including a detailed agenda and a copy of the presentation will be made available to stakeholders prior to the session.

      To register for the April 13 session, please click here.

    If you have any questions, please contact stakeholder.relations@aeso.ca  and subscribe to our stakeholder newsletter   for updates.