Alberta Electric System Operator - Board Members

Energy, Alberta Electric System Operator, AESO, Calgary, Alberta.

The Alberta Electric System Operation is a statutory corporation, an Independent System Operator, established under the Electric Utilities Act, in June 2003. AESO is responsible for the safe, reliable, and economic planning and operation of the Alberta Interconnected Electric System and the operation of markets for electric energy. AESO provides open and non-discriminatory access to Alberta’s power grid for generation and transmission companies, and large industrial consumers of electricity.

The AESO also develops and administers transmission tariffs, procures ancillary services to ensure system reliability, manages settlement of hourly wholesale market and transmission system services, and facilitates Alberta’s wholesale electricity market, which in 2018 had over 200 participants and approximately $6.6 billion in annual energy transactions. The AESO interacts with the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Market Surveillance Administrator and numerous other stakeholders.

The Minister of Energy is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Board Member of the AESO.

The AESO is governed by a Board comprised of independent Members, who are independent of any party having a material interest in Alberta’s electric industry. AESO strives to ensure Board representation meets the criteria necessary to fulfill its role of fiduciary oversight for the organization, including appointments of diverse candidates who bring deep experience in areas such as the overall electricity industry, finance, energy, engineering, renewable energy, regulatory rules and process, information technology, and legal sectors.

Opportunity ID#:  676

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