The Associate Minister will now be responsible for overseeing Alberta’s electricity sector – in addition to natural gas and petrochemicals.
The effective operation of Alberta’s natural gas and electricity systems is critical for our province’s health-care response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for supporting much-needed economic activity across the province.
“Associate Minister Nally has done an exemplary job of working with Alberta’s natural gas producers to not only sustain but improve the health of this vital sector of our economy. I have no doubt that he will continue this great work as he takes on the electricity portfolio. This change will allow our brilliant Energy Minister Sonya Savage to focus on the unprecedented challenges faced by our province’s largest industry.”
“The Government of Alberta remains committed to doing everything in its power to protect the health and financial well-being of Albertans. The natural gas and electricity systems are key to enabling our province’s health-care response to COVID-19 and I look forward to working with industry partners to ensure Albertans can continue to receive safe, reliable and affordable electricity.”
The Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity will continue to operate within the Ministry of Energy to support Albertans and protect jobs by strengthening the long-term stability of Alberta’s natural gas and electricity systems.
- About 26,000 kilometres of transmission lines move electricity from generation stations across Alberta.
- Alberta has more than 200,000 kilometres of distribution lines carrying electricity to consumers.
- Alberta’s electricity system supports more than 4.3 million Albertans, in addition to businesses and industrial sites.