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    Business Planning

    Our year in review, budget and financial reports

    We plan, consult and report on our operations to advance the province’s electricity system and bring value to Albertans. Our stakeholders have a voice in our planning and ongoing activities. We’re transparent and accountable for our business initiatives and spending, and demonstrate that in our reporting and governance. View Financial Reporting.

    2022 Business plan and budget

    Purpose

    The 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP) will be used to establish the AESO’s business plan and budget for 2022. The purpose of the BRP is to:

    • Provide the AESO’s coming year’s transmission operating forecasts;
    • Consult on the AESO’s business initiatives and own costs budget proposed for the coming year;
    • Provide transparency and meaningfully engage with stakeholders; and
    • Ensure the AESO Board is succinctly informed of the following to assist them in formalizing their Board Decision:
      • The consideration and assessment of stakeholder feedback received throughout the process
      • The AESO’s proposed budget and forecasts for the coming year

    2022 Business plan and budget proposal

    View the AESO's 2022 Business Plan and Budget Proposal (Proposal). This Proposal will be presented to the AESO Board for their review. <hyperlink to pdf>

    On Nov. 17, 2021 those stakeholders who expressed their intent to present will make oral and written presentations to the AESO Board on issues of concern or support regarding proposed 2022 business initiatives and the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information. The AESO Board will consider stakeholder presentations and comments, and the AESO replies in its approval process of the Proposal.

    Stakeholder engagement schedule

    • Session 1<br>Aug. 26, 2021

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of the 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP), updates on the 2021 business initiatives, and the initial proposed 2022 business initiatives. The specific objectives include:

      • Present the 2022 BRP process overview and engagement schedule
      • Share our learnings on 2021 BRP stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on status updates and planned next steps on 2021 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the initial purposed 2022 business initiatives as identified by the AESO
    • Session 2<br>Sept. 29, 2021

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback, plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives, and preliminary forecasts and budget. The specific objectives include:

      • Share our learnings on 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on AESO’s consideration of stakeholder feedback and plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information, including:
        • Transmission Operating Forecasts, and
        • AESO Own Costs Budget

       

    • AESO Board Meeting<br>Nov. 17, 2021

      Purpose

      The purpose of the AESO Board Meeting is for interested stakeholders to make oral and written presentations to the AESO Board on issues of concern or support on proposed 2022 business initiatives and the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information based on comments submitted in one of the earlier steps of the 2022 BRP.

    • Engagement Survey<br>Nov-Dec 2021

      Purpose

      The purpose of the survey is to seek stakeholder input on the overall engagement process for the 2022 BRP to guide the AESO as we continually work to improve how we engage stakeholders to ensure our approach allows stakeholders’ needs and interests to be consistently, transparently and meaningfully considered.

    • Engagement Survey

      Purpose

      The purpose of the survey is to seek stakeholder input on the overall 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP) engagement process to guide the AESO as we continually work to improve how we engage stakeholders to ensure our approach allows stakeholders’ needs and interests to be consistently, transparently and meaningfully considered.

      Request for feedback

      We value stakeholder input, and we invite all stakeholders who participated in the 2022 BRP consultation program to provide their feedback to the AESO on the questions set out in the 2022 BRP Overall Engagement Survey on or before Dec. 15, 2021. 

      Engagement Survey materials

    • AESO Board Meeting | Nov. 17, 2021

      Purpose

      The purpose of the AESO Board Meeting is for interested stakeholders to make oral and written presentations to the AESO Board on issues of concern or support on proposed 2022 business initiatives and the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information based on comments submitted in one of the earlier steps of the 2022 BRP.

      Stakeholder presentations

      On Nov. 17, 2021 stakeholders who expressed their intent will present to the AESO Board on issues of concern or support on proposed 2022 business initiatives and the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information.

      AESO Board Meeting materials

    • Session 2 | Sept. 29, 2021

      The AESO hosted a virtual stakeholder engagement session on Sept. 29, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback, plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives, and preliminary forecasts and budget. The specific objectives include:

      • Share our learnings on 2022 BRP Session 1 stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on AESO’s consideration of stakeholder feedback and plans for proposed 2022 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the AESO’s 2022 preliminary forecast and budget information, including:
        • Transmission Operating Forecasts, and
        • AESO Own Costs Budget

      Stakeholder comments

      We value stakeholder feedback, and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. View all stakeholder comments received on Session 2 and AESO replies in the materials below.

      Session 2 materials

    • Session 1 | Aug. 26, 2021

      The AESO hosted a virtual stakeholder engagement session on Aug. 26, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

      Session purpose and objectives

      The purpose of the session is to engage stakeholders in a discussion of the 2022 Budget Review Process (BRP), updates on the 2021 business initiatives, and the initial proposed 2022 business initiatives. The specific objectives include:

      • Present the 2022 BRP process overview and engagement schedule
      • Share our learnings on 2021 BRP stakeholder feedback
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on status updates and planned next steps on 2021 business initiatives
      • Present, discuss and seek stakeholder input on the initial proposed 2022 business initiatives as identified by the AESO

      Stakeholder comments

      We value stakeholder feedback, and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us.  View all stakeholder comments received on Session 1 and AESO replies in the materials below.

      Session 1 materials

    2022 BRP materials

    Past business plans and budgets

    For past business plans and budget decisions and consultations, please click on their page link below:

    If you have any other questions, please contact karen.campbell@aeso.ca and subscribe to our stakeholder newsletter for updates.