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    Regional Electricity Cooperation and Strategic Infrastructure Initiative (RECSI)

    The Government of Canada is engaging with provinces and territories in a dialogue to help provinces reliant on fossil fuel-fired electricity generation transition to a generation portfolio mix which will help meet our national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reductions target for 2030.

    Natural Resources Canada established a dialogue to identify promising electricity infrastructure projects to reduce GHG emissions called the Regional Electricity Cooperation and Strategic Infrastructure Initiative (RECSI). Project Steering and Technical Advisory Committees were created, with representatives from the four Western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), the Northwest Territories, and Natural Resources Canada.

    The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), acting on behalf of these RECSI Committees, has commissioned GE – using a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process—to execute a study to evaluate and rank the most promising electricity infrastructure projects in the Western provinces with the potential to assist Alberta and Saskatchewan transition to a sustainable non-emitting electricity generation portfolio. The scope of work can be viewed here.

    Natural Resource Canada's Energy Innovation Program, which provided funding for this study, will also provide funding to advance clean energy innovation to promote sustainable economic growth to assist Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy.

    GE’s report will be delivered to Natural Resources Canada in early 2018.

    Contact Information

    If you have technical questions, or wish to contact NRCan about the RECSI dialogue, please send an e-mail to nrcan.energyinnovation-innovationenergetique.rncan@canada.ca. For more information about the AESO’s role, please contact Jacques Duchesne at Jacques.Duchesne@aeso.ca