Connecting generation to the Alberta distribution system provides a number of potential benefits to the transmission grid and to the province in general. In some cases, distribution-connected generators (DCG) receive additional revenues due to their locations on the system.
In May of 2018, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) released “Information Document 2018-019T” (the “ID”) with the stated intention of reducing the revenue opportunity for distribution-connected generation by replacing the long-standing practice of “substation totalization” with “feeder-level totalization” for transmission tariffs (This has implications for FortisAlberta’s “Option M,” GUOC, and customer contributions). This ID has been a contentious issue in the recent tariff proceeding. Other AESO tariff effects, particularly around “substation fraction” charges serve to disadvantage distribution-connected generation. This proceeding is almost over and a final ruling is expected in approximately three months.
Attend this breakout session presented by Christine Runge, Senior Consultant, Power Advisory LLC and Joe Peters, Principal Consultant, Peters Energy Solutions Inc to gain a greater understanding of tariff opportunities and risks for distribution-connected generation facilities and how CanSIA is working to impact the future of DCG in Alberta.