Understanding Deregulation Part 1: Generation

With deregulation of the electric industry in Alberta, the price paid for electric generation is no longer regulated. Generators sell their power to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) following the concept which is called an “Energy Only Market”. Click Here for a report on the “State of the Market”. A number of new facilities have been built since 2000. Recently the industry is investing in wind generation and today wind represents 9% of the market installed capacity. To monitor generation supply and current pricing visit AESO’s online and real time trading web page at http://ets.aeso.ca/ deregulation-generation