Electricity Acts And Regulations


The following Acts and Regulations are available from the Alberta Queen's Printer website. A complete listing of Statutes (Acts) and Regulations are also available from the Alberta Queen's Printer.

Consumer Protection Act
 Enhances consumer protection through remedies, enforcement tools and tougher penalties intended to discourage unfair practices in the marketplace. The Act simplifies procedures for business, providing clearer standards to ensure a more level playing field. This was formerly known as the Fair Trading Act  amended on December 15, 2017, part of the amendment changed the name of the Act and Chapter Number.  

Alberta Utilities Commission Act
This Act establishes the Alberta Utilities Commission - a quasi-judicial agency that regulates the utilities sector, natural gas and electricity markets - and its powers and functions. This Act also establishes the Market Surveillance Administrator - a surveillance, investigation and enforcement entity - and its powers and functions.

Electric Utilities Act
This Act provides the underlying framework for the regulation of Alberta’s electric industry. The Act establishes the Independent System Operator (AESO) (responsible for the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of the Alberta Interconnected Electric System and access to the interconnected power grid) and the Balancing Pool (responsible for managing certain generation assets, managing payments, and forecasting revenues and expenses), and sets out the AESO's powers and duties.

Gas Utilities Act

Hydro and Electric Energy Act

Small Power Research and Development Act

Rural Utilities Act

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