Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation

Information for industry on Alberta's approach to reduce emissions from large industrial emitters.


The Carbon Competitiveness Incentive (CCI) regulation replaces the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) on Jan 1, 2018.

The CCI regulation applies to facilities that emitted 100,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in 2003, or a subsequent year.

A facility with less than 100,000 tonnes of GHGs may be eligible to opt-in to the CCI if it competes against a facility regulated under the CCI or has more than 50,000 tonnes of annual emissions, high emissions-intensity and trade-exposure.


Opt-in application

Sites that satisfy the criteria under the regulation may apply to opt-in to the regulation.

By opting in, facilities become exempt from the application of the carbon levy for fuels whose emissions are included in their site reporting.

Application for assigned benchmark

Sites that produce products which do not have an established or assigned benchmark may apply for an assigned benchmark.

Compliance reporting documents

All facilities are required to submit annual compliance reports yearly by Mar 31. Forecasting facilities are also required to submit interim compliance reports in each quarter.

Directive for quantification of area fugitive emissions at oil sands mines

Forecasting report

Forecasting reports are required under the regulations for facilities that have had emissions greater than 1 million tonnes.

Verification documents

Stakeholder information for comment

Stakeholder presentations and other background information

Contact us

Alberta Climate Change Office
780-427-5200 (for toll free, first dial 310-0000)

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