Electricity at a Glance
Generating and delivering electricity in a safe and reliable manner involves many organizations:
- The Planner – Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
The AESO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that is responsible for planning Alberta’s transmission system and the operation of the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES). It develops long-term plans to deliver electricity and identifies areas that require new or enhanced transmission lines to meet the growing needs of the province.
- The Regulator – Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
The AUC is a quasi-judicial agency that ensures the services provided by Alberta’s utilities takes place in a fair and responsible manner and are in the public interest. Before AltaLink can begin construction on a project, the AUC must approve our facilities’ application which includes details such as the location of transmission routes. The AUC approves the rate of return that we receive on our assets.