Reliability Requirements Roadmap
Grid reliability is the AESO’s top priority. We are constantly monitoring changes and trends that could impact the grid today, and in the future. Alberta’s grid is undergoing rapid transformation due to
- Significant increase in renewable generation projects connecting and requesting access to the grid
- Supply mix transitioning to gas, wind and solar
- Increasing amounts of Distributed Energy Resources (any distribution-connected resource that can potentially supply energy onto the grid such as residential solar panels, electric vehicles, home battery storage, etc.)
- Electrification of load (demand) driven by corporate decarbonization efforts
The AESO 2023 Reliability Requirements Roadmap identifies system operating challenges that are beginning to emerge and could grow in significance in the next decade. It documents the AESO’s plans to further investigate and address those challenges to ensure the continued reliable operation of the electric system.
Load Shed Service for Import (LSSi) Update
The AESO is updating the minimum volumes of Load Shed Service for Imports (LSSi) required when calculating system Availability Transfer Capability for Imports. Please click the link below to find the revised ID #2011-001R reflecting the updated LSSi Volumes. The revised ID and LSSi volumes will take effect on March 15, 2023.