Process for AUC inquiry released

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has been directed to develop a report on the orderly, efficient and economical development of electricity generation by Nathan Neudorf, Alberta’s Minister of Affordability and Utilities. To support this process, the AUC has opened Proceeding 28501.

The report to Minister Neudorf will focus on issues that affect municipal governments, including development of power plants on environmental or agricultural land, impacts on landscapes, implementation of mandatory reclamation securities, and development on Crown land. Interested parties can participate in a number of different ways.

Comment matrix: The AUC has prepared a comment matrix, which can be used as a template to prepare a written submission and does not require a user to have an eFile account. The online template can be found at Comment matrix for inquiry submissions - AUC. Completed submissions will be received until November 22, 2023.

Written submissions: Written submissions can be provided in a preferred format and submitted via the AUC’s eFiling system. Written submissions are also due on November 22, 2023. 

Open houses: The AUC will also be hosting in-person open house sessions for interested parties to learn more about the inquiry process and how to participate. AUC staff will be available to answer questions. The locations, dates and times for these events are as follows: 

  • Red Deer: November 2, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel Red Deer 
  • Medicine Hat: November 7, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Wyndham Garden Medicine Hat Conference Centre 
  • Pincher Creek: November 8, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre.

ABmunis will provide a written submission to the AUC that focuses on issues that directly affect municipal governments. For more information, or to get involved, please contact our Advocacy team by advocacy [at] (email).