Frequently Asked Questions
Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA)
Represents power producers, marketers, engineering firms, consultants and contractors.
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)
The voice of the Canadian electricity industry.
Alberta Federation of REAs (AFREA)
Provides a voice for Rural Electrification Association (REA) members.
Governance of the Alberta Energy Industry
Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA)
Educates and advocates for residential, farm and small business electricity and gas consumers.
Department of Energy (DoE)
Manages the development of province’s non-renewable resources including coal, minerals, natural gas, petrochemicals, conventional oil and oil sands and renewable energy.
Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
Ensures delivery of Alberta utility service is fair, responsible and in the public interest.
Has prominent role in managing Power Purchase Arrangements of several major power plants.
Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Functions include operating promoting fair, efficient and competitive exchange of electric energy.
Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA)
Investigates Alberta’s electricity markets to ensure fairness, efficiency and competitiveness.