Towards the economic, orderly and efficient development of electricity generation in AlbertaPembina Institute written submission

Publication - Feb. 29, 2024 - By Jason Wang, Scott MacDougall

On August 3, 2023, the Government of Alberta announced a seven-month pause on approvals for renewable energy projects over 1 megawatt (MW) - including wind, solar, and geothermal, but excluding microgeneration.

As part of the moratorium process, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) issued a notice for parties interested in participating in the AUC inquiry into the ongoing economic, orderly and efficient development of electricity generation in Alberta.

The Pembina Institute submitted its response to Module B of the inquiry, which is focused on the "impact the increasing growth of renewables has to both generation supply mix and electricity system reliability."

We welcome the province's review of its approach to the economic, orderly and efficient development of renewable electricity generation. If changes to the market and to regulations maintain fair, efficient, and open competition for all forms of electricity, Alberta will be able to maintain its renewable energy advantage and economic investment. 




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