Spring 2018 - Bill 13: An Act to Secure Alberta’s Energy Future
An Act to Secure Alberta’s Electricity Future will better protect consumers by empowering the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to penalize electricity and natural gas service providers for breaches of customer service, such as sending out late bills or overcharging consumers.
Moving to a capacity market allows for competition, innovation and private investment and was recommended by current and potential energy investors, external experts, consumer groups and the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), which oversees the province’s electricity in the interest of the public.
The government is making changes to our electricity system to protect everyday Albertans and create a more reliable energy market.
This will be achieved by by:
- Creating a way for the Alberta Utilities Commissioner to impose fines on utility companies which fail to bill consumers accurately.
- Providing more ways for Albertans to generate their own electricity
- Providing future price and supply stability for energy through a capacity market