Carbon Competitiveness Incentive

Alberta's price on carbon for large industrial emitters.

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The Carbon Competitiveness Incentive (CCI) program replaced the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) on January 1, 2018.


The CCI regulation applies to facilities that have emitted 100,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in a year since 2003, such as:

  • electricity production
  • heat production and use
  • oil extraction, upgrading and refining
  • natural gas processing and transmission
  • chemical manufacturing

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.

Carbon dioxide emissions associated with biomass are excluded.