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    An informed look ahead

    The AESO publishes a Long-term Outlook every two years with updates as necessary. It is our forecast for electricity demand and generation in the province looking out 20 years. We use it to inform our long-term transmission plans and regulatory filings.

    Using a variety of inputs including third-party forecasts and the most up-to-date data available, our outlook provides:

    • Expected growth in electricity demand, and timing
    • Anticipated demand for generation capacity
    • Potential types and locations of new generation

    Long-term outlook comment matrix

    Keeping with the mandate of providing safe, reliable and economic operation of the Alberta electricity system while facilitating a fair, efficient and competitive market for electricity, the AESO is developing the 2021 Long-term Outlook (LTO). To develop the reference case for the 2021 LTO, the AESO is seeking stakeholder feedback as it pertains to load and generation

    Given the challenges faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price, feedback provided to the AESO will be an important input into how we forecast Alberta’s near to long-term electricity system.

    Please fill out this questionnaire to provide feedback to the AESO by July 6, 2020.

    We value stakeholder input and thank you for sharing your perspective. In alignment with our Stakeholder Engagement Framework (link) all stakeholder submissions, in their original state with personal information redacted, will be published online at

    Further stakeholder engagement on LTO scenarios and preliminary results can be expected as the AESO makes progress toward the anticipated publication date in Q2 of 2021.

    Preliminary results will be based in part from stakeholder feedback received in June 2020.

    The AESO thanks you for your time and appreciates your input.

    2019 Long-term Outlook

    2017 Long-term Outlook