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ALBERTA CAPACITY MARKET, THE NEW MARKET UNFOLDS

Alberta Capacity Market, The New Market Unfolds

Study Released September 13, 2017

Electricity Quarterly Report - September 2017

In November 2016, a year after introducing the Climate Leadership Plan to reduce carbon emissions, the Government of Alberta announced its policy decision to restructure the existing “energy-only” electricity market, with the addition of a capacity market.1 This plan phases out coal, and consequently requires investment in the form of new renewable capacity, natural gas generation, or other dispatchable resources. Following this announcement, government stakeholder sessions were held to discuss the details and setup of the new market. The current start period for first capacity delivery is 2021..... Download full report.

September 2017