Status: Under review. Feedback form closed on October 14, 2019
Ministries responsible: Energy and Environment and Parks


The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is responsible for regulating the life cycle of oil, oil sands, natural gas and coal projects in a manner that protects public safety and the environment.

As a key economic driver, Alberta’s energy sector requires a well-designed, single regulator to regulate the responsible development of our energy resources.

We are reviewing the AER to identify enhancements to its mandate, governance and system operations to ensure Alberta remains a predictable place to invest and a world leader in responsible resource development.

Get involved

We gathered feedback from stakeholders and interested Albertans on ways to improve the AER through:

  • in-person stakeholder workshops with industry, municipal and professional associations, government departments and Indigenous groups
  • interviews with individuals who are or have been involved in the governance of the AER
  • an online form for interested Albertans to provide feedback

The deadline to provide feedback closed on October 14, 2019. We are currently reviewing comments received from stakeholders.


Your feedback will help inform policy changes to help maximize the effectiveness of the Alberta Energy Regulator.