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Enforcement Staff of the AUC Settlement Agreement with the Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate – Enforcement and Administrative Penalty, AUC Decision 27705-D01-2022

Link to Decision Summarized

AUC Enforcement – Confidentiality Order

Application

AUC Enforcement staff applied to the AUC for approval of a settlement agreement reached between the Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate (“UCA”) and the AUC Enforcement staff. In the settlement agreement, the UCA admitted to a contravention and agreed to the imposition of an administrative penalty of $2,500 under sections 63(1)(a) and 63(2)(a) of the Alberta Utilities Commission Act. The settlement agreement was reached in response to the UCA disclosing confidential information on the public record of Proceeding 26615-D01-2022.

Decision

The AUC approved the settlement agreement. Following the settlement agreement, the AUC imposed a one-time penalty on the UCA of $2,500 for the contravention of an AUC confidentiality order.

Applicable Legislation

Alberta Utilities Commission Act, SA 2007, c A-37.2 – ss 8, 23(1) and 63.

AUC Rule 001: Rules of Practice – s 30.11.

AUC Rule 013: Criteria Relating to the Imposition of Administrative Penalties.

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