Electricity

Alberta Revamps Carbon Pricing Regime for Large Emitters

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. In this Update On October 29, 2019, the Alberta government proposed new legislation for a revamped Alberta carbon pricing scheme, called the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system. Once passed, the new legislation is slated to come into force on January 1, 2020. The TIER system will… [Read More…] about Alberta Revamps Carbon Pricing Regime for Large Emitters

Completion Risk, Legal Uncertainty and Federal Energy Projects

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Recent studies have shown a high level of completion risk for energy projects subject to federal jurisdiction. By some measures, up to 40% of all projects seeking federal approvals are withdrawn or terminated by sponsors or rejected by regulators. For the largest and most controversial energy projects,… [Read More…] about Completion Risk, Legal Uncertainty and Federal Energy Projects

Electric Energy in Canada: Legal and Regulatory Dynamics of the Power Industry

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Four partners from our national Energy Group recently co-authored the Canadian chapter in the second edition of Alternative Energy & Power, a publication of Chambers and Partners. The chapter surveys key topics, including: Structure and ownership of the power industry Market structure, supply and pricing Climate change laws and alternative energy… [Read More…] about Electric Energy in Canada: Legal and Regulatory Dynamics of the Power Industry

New NERC Directive Emphasizes Cyber Planning and Reporting for Electrical Energy Sector

Courtesy of Blakes. View original article here. The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) recently adopted the Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response Planning CIP-008-6 directive (Directive), which creates new cybersecurity incident reporting obligations for bulk electric systems (BES) categorized as high or medium impact in North America. The Directive also emphasizes the importance of cyber… [Read More…] about New NERC Directive Emphasizes Cyber Planning and Reporting for Electrical Energy Sector

2018 Top Ten: Regulatory Decisions of Import to the Canadian Energy Industry

Courtesy of Borden Ladner Gervais. View original article here. At the beginning of 2018, our review of the 2017 Canadian regulatory events described them as dramatic, but the 2018 saga turned out to be nothing short of a blockbuster. Pressure built up to a bubble point at the federal and provincial levels of governments, and at the National… [Read More…] about 2018 Top Ten: Regulatory Decisions of Import to the Canadian Energy Industry

2018 Top Ten: Legislative and Policy Changes in the Canadian Energy Industry

Courtesy of Borden Ladner Gervais. View original article here. 2018 saw continuing shifts and uncertainty in legislative and policy developments for the oil and gas industry.  On last year’s Top 10 list, found here, we identified several proposed changes to energy regulation across Canada.  2018 further provided us with numerous policy changes, with implications uncertain and… [Read More…] about 2018 Top Ten: Legislative and Policy Changes in the Canadian Energy Industry

Government of Alberta launches and seeks input on Community Generation Program for renewable electricity

Courtesy of Osler. View the original article here. On November 22, 2018, the Government of Alberta announced that it is investing $200 million of Climate Leadership Plan funds to launch a new Community Generation Program (Program).[1]  The Program will support Alberta in reaching its target of 30% renewable electricity by 2030 and will provide dedicated funding… [Read More…] about Government of Alberta launches and seeks input on Community Generation Program for renewable electricity

Alberta Electric System Operator launches Rounds 2 and 3 of Renewable Electricity Program

Courtesty of Osler. View original article here. On March 29, 2018, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) launched Rounds 2 and 3 of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). The REP is intended to incentivize the development of renewable energy projects in Alberta through a series of competitive processes aimed at adding 5,000 megawatts (MW) of… [Read More…] about Alberta Electric System Operator launches Rounds 2 and 3 of Renewable Electricity Program

Market Manipulation in Ontario’s Electricity Sector: Regulatory Responses

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Stikeman Elliott recently contributed a chapter on “Compliance and Enforcement in the Ontario Electricity Sector” to The Guide to Energy Market Manipulation, a publication of the Global Competition Review. The chapter assesses how compliance and enforcement regimes and practices – including those aimed at addressing market manipulation in Ontario’s wholesale… [Read More…] about Market Manipulation in Ontario’s Electricity Sector: Regulatory Responses

Site C: Behind the Decision to Proceed

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Site C is a 1100 MW hydro-electric dam on the Peace River in northern British Columbia.  It is being developed by BC Hydro, a British Columbia crown corporation, and has been under construction since 2014.  It is costly – at the time of BC Hydro’s Final Investment… [Read More…] about Site C: Behind the Decision to Proceed