The 2017 Alberta Budget: Highlights for the Electricity Industry

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley continued to spar this week with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall over which approach – austerity versus stimulus – works best in these tough economic times for the two oil dependent provinces. For those who have not followed Prairie politics, the Alberta Budget released earlier this month calls for a $10.3 billion… Read More

Sun is Rising on Alberta’s Solar Industry

To date, Alberta’s merchant wholesale electricity market has not been kind to solar developers.  This is because solar has not been able to compete on a price basis in an Alberta merchant market where “least cost” has until recently been the primary objective. Our conclusion is supported by the fact that, despite having one of… Read More

New Alberta Carbon Levy Methodology to Impact Thermal Generators and Electricity Prices

There have been so many changes announced lately to Alberta’s electricity market that it is difficult for AlbertaPowerMarket.com to provide each change with the attention it deserves. We have written about the proposed Alberta capacity market, Alberta’s Renewable Energy Program, and the recent changes to Alberta’s micro-generation rules. However, one proposed change that we have… Read More