We held technical discussions on energy storage policy with electricity sector stakeholders. These discussions will help inform potential legislative enhancements and provide regulatory clarity on this emerging technology.
Alberta is working to enhance its electricity system to maintain investor confidence, provide legislative and regulatory clarity for electricity agencies and ensure safe, reliable and affordable electricity for consumers.
Energy storage technologies can provide a variety of benefits to Alberta’s energy system, including:
- helping to manage the variability of some renewable energy technologies
- improving grid efficiency by storing excess energy
- providing reliable backup power solutions
- serving as a possible non-wires solutions for the transmission and distribution system
Stakeholder survey open April 15 to May 14, 2021.
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Energy
Electricity sector stakeholders provided written feedback and participated in virtual facilitated discussions.
Bill 86, the Electricity Statutes Amendment Act, was introduced on November 17, 2021 to address the changing ways that electricity producers and consumers interact with and use Alberta’s power grid to encourage adoption and investment in emerging energy systems and technologies.
Last updated: November 17, 2021