Update On Alberta’s Solar PV Electricity Procurement

Alberta is in the middle of procuring 135,000 MWh per annum of solar photovoltaic (Solar PV) electricity. This procurement dedicated to solar should not be confused with the REP Round 1 procurement that is also currently underway in Alberta for 400 MW of renewable electricity. The Solar PV procurement was first announced in October 2016.… Read More

Understanding Alberta’s Wind Discount and Lower Capture Rates

We explained in last week’s post that all generators in Alberta are paid the hourly determined Pool Price (per MWh) for the electricity that they generate and deliver to the grid in any given hour. This Pool Price in Alberta changes each hour of a day depending upon the principles of supply and demand.  For… Read More

Increasing Micro-Generation in Alberta: A Step in the Right Direction

Alberta brought legislation into force in 2009 to encourage micro-generation in the Province. The Micro-Generation Regulation (the “Regulation”) encourages Alberta customers to use renewable or alternative sources of energy to generate their own electricity by (i) reducing the administrative burden and interconnection costs to those customers; and (ii) permitting those customers to be compensated through… Read More