Regulated Utility Rate of Return – Different Jurisdictions, Different Approaches

By David Stevens on May 17, 2016

A popular session at the 2016 CAMPUT conference in Montreal addressed utility rate of return. This presentation, titled “Rate of Return: Where the Regulatory Rubber Meets the Road” featured two regulators (Willie Grieve, the chair of the Alberta Utilities Board, and Travis Kavulla, vice-chair of the Montana Public Service Commission and chair of the National […]

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Energy Storage – A “Game-Changer” for Electricity Utilities?

By David Stevens on May 17, 2016

On May 16, 2016, a panel discussion titled “Electricity Storage – A Game-Changer for Utilities” was presented at the 2016 CAMPUT conference. As discussed in an earlier post, energy storage has been referred to by many as a “game changer” because it will greatly improve the efficient use of electricity resources.

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BCUC Convenes Proceedings in Response to Complaint Against BC Hydro

By David Stevens on May 11, 2016

As we previously reported, a complaint was made in December 2015 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) alleging that BC Hydro had intentionally misled the BCUC about future plans (and associated costs) for its enterprise financial IT systems. This complaint, made by the NDP critic for BC Hydro (Adrian Dix), alleged that filings and […]

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Fallout Continues over Termination of Alberta Power Purchase Arrangements with Coal-Fired Generators

By Zoë Thoms on May 9, 2016

Earlier this spring, TransCanada Corp. announced that it would cancel its power purchase arrangements with certain coal-fired plants in Alberta. The company’s stated reason for the termination was increased costs associated with CO2 emissions over the life of the PPAs as a result of recent amendments to the Specified Gas Emitter Regulation.

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Attending Camput? We Look Forward to Seeing You There!

By Energy Insider on May 6, 2016

Fred Cass, Dennis O’Leary, David Stevens and Zoë Thoms will be attending the 2016 CAMPUT Annual Conference in Montréal, Québec from May 15 – 18. The CAMPUT Annual Conference has the reputation of being Canada’s most important conference dealing with energy and utility regulation. Our lawyers hope to have the opportunity to catch up with […]

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