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FortisAlberta Inc. Application Respecting the Refund of the Fortis Street Light Investment, AUC Decision 27067-D01-2022

Link to Decision Summarized

Electricity – Rates


FortisAlberta Inc. (“FortisAB”) filed an application with the AUC seeking advice and direction on the issue of to whom the street light investment should be paid in the event of a dispute between a developer and a municipality regarding whether an agreement has been reached as to entitlement to the payment.


The AUC ordered that FortisAB pay any outstanding and future street light investment refunds to the applicable municipality in instances where the developer and municipality are in dispute until its Customer Terms and Conditions of Electric Distribution Service (“T&C’s”) are modified and approved by the AUC. The AUC also required FortisAB to update its T&Cs to clarify circumstances regarding the street light investment refund payments.

Applicable Legislation/Decision

AUC Decision 26817-D01-2021 – FortisAlberta 2022 Annual Rate Adjustment Filing

AUC Rule 022: Rules on Costs in Utility Rate Proceedings

Alberta Utilities Commission Act, SA 2007, c A-37.2 – s. 21.

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