Overview

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
     

Timeline

  • Open

    Stakeholder survey open April 15 to May 14, 2021.

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Energy

Input received

Stakeholder engagement

Electricity sector stakeholders provided written feedback and participated in virtual facilitated discussions.

Outcomes

Stakeholder feedback may help inform possible policy or legislation changes that aim to improve clarity, reduce barriers and encourage investment while maintaining a safe, reliable and affordable electric system.
 

Last updated: May 17, 2021