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AUC Bulletin 2020-14 – Stakeholder Comments Sought on Suggested Updates to AUC Rule 027 Penalty Table

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Bulletin – Rule 027

On January 31, 2020, the Alberta Utilities Commission released Bulletin 2020-03 announcing a consultation with stakeholders to review AUC Rule 027: Specified Penalties for Contravention of Reliability Standards, to update the content of the penalty tables to reflect the current version of the Alberta reliability standards and to consider proposed changes from market participants. Comments on these changes were submitted by February 29, 2020.

The majority of the received comments were focused on the proposed changes from the Market Surveillance Administrator and not on the placement of the new and revised reliability standards in the penalty table.

Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has not yet responded to all stakeholder comments and, at this time, will be focusing on updates to the placement of new and revised reliability standards in the penalty table. In the interest of maintaining an up-to-date rule, with a record of all currently applicable reliability standards, the Commission is now soliciting comments from stakeholders on the new reliability standard classifications in the penalty table.

In its initial penalty table placements, the Commission considered the existing placement of similar reliability standards in Rule 027 and the experience of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation in enforcing compliance with its comparable reliability standards.

Should you believe any of the reliability standards or requirements need to be placed in a different penalty table than what is proposed, the Commission requests that you share your reasoning by Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

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