Glossary of Terms
IDP strikes a balance between masking information to protect confidentiality and revealing it, to promote efficient forward pricing and self policing of TPG (Trading Practices Guidelines).
All electric energy transmission facilities and all distribution systems in Alberta (or any other jurisdiction or combination of jurisdictions) that are interconnected. The Alberta Electric Utilities Act excludes from the definition the service area of the City of Medicine Hat. A system consisting of two or more individual electric energy systems connected together by tie lines.
A meter that measures at intervals of 60 minutes or less the amount of electric energy consumed by a customer and satisfies the standards for revenue collection under the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act (Canada) and the Weights and Measures Act (Canada).
A utility whose stock is usually publicly traded and which is organized as a tax-paying business and financed by the sale of securities in the capital market. It is regulated and achieves an allowed rate of return.
The owner of an eligible power production facility that produces electric energy. (or Small Power Producer)
An organization of large industrial customers whose mission is to take a leadership role in ensuring that a competitive marketplace exists for electrical services. It comprises companies from such key industries as oil and gas, forest products, petrochemicals and steel.
Representing competitive power producers, wholesale and retail marketers, suppliers, engineering firms, consultants and contractors.