Acts and Regulations
Under Government Organization Act the responsibility for the following enactments is the Minister of Energy:
Alberta Department of Energy
Alberta Corporate Tax Act
This Act imposes provincial income taxes on corporations in Alberta. Alberta Energy involvement relates to royalty tax credits paid to some taxpayers in connection with royalty on Crown minerals. (Administration of portions of this Act shared with Revenue/Finance Departments)
Alberta Utilities Commission Act
This Act came into effect on January 1, 2008. It repealed the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Act and established the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Energy Resources Conservation Board. The Alberta Utilities Commission's responsiblities include approving infrastructure and tariffs for electricity and natural gas facilities.
Coal Conservation Act
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the Energy Resources Conservation Board governing the development of coal resources and related facilities in Alberta.
Coal Sales Act
This Act allows regulations to be made governing the sale of coal in Alberta.
Electric Utilities Act
This Act provides the underlying authority for the restructure of the electric industry in Alberta.
Energy Resources Conservation Act
This Act established and governs the conduct of the Energy Resources Conservation Board. The Energy Resources Conservation Board's responsibilities include approval of energy resources projects and facilities (e.g., coal mines, oil, oil sands, Natural gas - including wells, pipelines and production facilities).
Freehold Mineral Rights Tax Act
This Act imposes a property tax on minerals (currently just oil and gas) in Alberta owned other than by the Crown.
Gas Resources Preservation Act
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the ERCB for authorization to remove natural gas from the province.
Gas Utilities Act
This Act governs the distribution of natural gas in Alberta by investor owned utilities.
Hydro and Electric Energy Act
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the Alberta Utilities Commission for the constrution and operation of electric generation projects, electric transmission facilities and electric distribution systems in Alberta.
Mines and Minerals Act
This Act governs the management and disposition of rights in Crown owned mines and minerals, including the levying and collecting of bonuses, rental and royalties. (Administration of portions of this Act shared with Sustainable Resource Development Department)
Natural Gas Marketing Act
This Act establishes a process for producers to approve or not approve the resale prices for gas that will form the basis for the price they receive for supplying the gas. It also provides authority to gather information required to establish some components in the calculation of Crown royalty.
Natural Gas Price Protection Act
This Act enables Cabinet to authorize rebates to eligible Albertans in accordance with regulations, where the Energy Minister is of the opinion that the Alberta price for gas is or is likely to be greater than a price prescribed by regulation.
Oil and Gas Conservation Act
This Act establishes a regulatory regime and scheme of approvals administered by the Energy Resources Conservation Board for the development of oil and gas resources and related facilities in Alberta.
Oil Sands Conservation Act
This Act establishes a regulatory regime and scheme of approvals administered by the Energy Resources Conservation Board for the development of oil sands resources and related facilities in Alberta.
Petroleum Marketing Act
This Act establishes the Petroleum Marketing Commission and governs the collection and disposition of the Crown's royalty share of crude oil.
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the Energy Resources Conservation Board for the construction and operation of pipelines in Alberta.
Public Utilities Act
This Act empowers the Alberta Utilities Comission to regulate the terms of service and rates charged by some utilities in Alberta.
Small Power Research and Development Act
This Act established a program to assess the contribution of renewable sources of electricity by providing a 10 and 20 year contracts to eligible small power producers. This program is closed.
Turner Valley Unit Operations Act
This Act provided for unitization of one of the first oil and gas pools in Alberta, to facilitate conservation of resources and equitable sharing of production. Similar arrangements are now established consensually among parties having interests in a common pool of oil or gas.
Water, Gas and Electric Companies Act
This Act governs the conduct of companies in accessing property for the purpose of installing facilities. (Section 4 is joint responsibility with the Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation)