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    REP Round 3

    REP Round 3 maintains many of the features that were essential to the success of Round 1.  This round has been designed to create the greatest degree of competition and provide the lowest cost for Albertans. REP Round 3 projects will be evaluated for their ability to connect to the existing transmission or distribution system after Round 2 projects have been assessed.

    Key features of Round 3

    • Procurement target is up to 400 MW
    • Eligible projects are limited to new or expanded renewable electricity generation projects located in Alberta
    • Projects must be able to connect to the existing distribution or transmission system
    • Projects must be greater than 5 MW in size
    • Projects must achieve commercial operation by June 30, 2021
    • Eligible fuels must meet Alberta’s definition of renewable energy resources as defined in the Renewable Electricity Act

    Key dates

    Request for Expressions of Interest in REP Round 3

    Interested parties are encouraged to review the document below and submit an Expression of Interest Form by 3:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) on April 20, 2018.

    REP Round 3 RESA Key Provisions

    REP Round 3 is intended to select a party, or parties, to enter into Renewable Electricity Support Agreements (RESAs) to develop, finance, build, own, operate and maintain projects which produce electricity from renewable energy resources.  A RESA will govern the development and operation of each successful project and will establish the terms and conditions of support payments in exchange for renewable attributes.

    REP Round 3 REOI update

    The AESO thanks interested parties who attended the REP Round 3 information session on April 17, 2018. The AESO will make every effort to address questions received at the information session and any additional questions submitted to by 3:30 p.m. MST on April 20, 2018 in an updated REP Rounds 2 & 3 FAQ prior to the RFQ opening on April 27, 2018.  A notice will be posted on REP news and updates when the updated document is available.

    To view the REP Round 3 presentation, please click here and click here to view the webinar recording. Please note the webinar introduction was re-recorded to address technical issues with the audio during the session.

    Next steps

    The AESO will open the RFQ for REP Round 3 on April 27, 2018. Copies of the RFQ and draft RESA will be posted on this page for those interested in viewing the competition documents. 

    Registration is now open for the AESO’s new procurement platform, Bonfirehub. Parties wishing to participate in the RFQ for REP Round 2 must register for a Bonfirehub user account. The AESO has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to explain the registration process. Please see the REP FAQ page for more information.