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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Series
No.: GR0074.0001F
TITLE: Alberta Electric Energy Marketing Agency records
CREATOR: Alberta Electric Energy Marketing Agency
EXTENT: 0.00 m of textual records
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:
The Alberta Electric Energy Marketing Agency was established by the Electric Energy Marketing Act (S.A. 1981, chapter E-4.1), which was proclaimed April 15, 1982. The Act was repealed in 1995 by the Electric Energy Marketing Act Repeal Act.

Functional Responsibility:
The Alberta Electric Energy Marketing Agency, established as a corporation, became operational September 1, 1982, administering the Electric Energy Marketing Act. The Agency was created as a means to alleviate the cost differentials of electric energy in the northern and southern halves of the province. The Agency would purchase the energy, average the costs (of generation and transmission), and resell it at the average price. The Agency was acting as the agent for the Crown in right of Alberta for electric energy. The utilities identified through regulation as those required to sell power to the Agency were the TransAlta Utilities Corporation, Alberta Power Limited and Edmonton Power. From September 1982 until December 1990, the Agency also operated a price shielding program, to shield customers from rate increases that resulted from the pooling. Final rates to customers were set by Municipal Councils or the Public Utilities Board. Responsibility for the Electric Energy Marketing Act was transferred from the Agency to the Department of Energy in July 1991, whereby the Department became responsible for the administration of Agency operations.

Predecessor and Successor Bodies:
Following the Alberta Electric Energy Marketing Agency, the Department of Energy administered the Electric Energy Marketing Act before it was repealed in 1995.

Administrative Relationships:
The Alberta Electric Energy Marketing Agency initially reported to the Minister of Utilities and Telephones, later Utilities and Telecommunications and then Transportation and Utilities. The responsibility for electricity policy was transferred from the Department Transportation and Utilities to the Department of Energy in January 1990. Responsibility for the Electric Energy Marketing Act was transferred from the Agency to the Department of Energy July 1991, whereby the Department became responsible for the administration of the Agency's operations.

Administrative Structure:
The Lieutenant Governor appointed a chairman for the Alberta Electric Energy Marketing Agency. The Minister responsible presented the Agency's annual report to Legislative Assembly.

Names of Chief Officers:
Chairmen:
David B. Smith (1982-1984)
James R. Dunstan (1984-1987)
Fred J. Dumont (1987-[1991])

SCOPE AND CONTENT: There are no records currently in this series.
RELATED FONDS: GR0074 (Department of Energy fonds)


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