Participation under existing market rules
Introduction and purpose
In order to provide energy storage projects with clarity for participation in the markets under the existing AESO authoritative documents (prior to the implementation of the longer-term changes), the AESO has assessed the current authoritative documents and identified areas that could benefit from further clarity, based on questions being asked by the current energy storage project developers.
The AESO intends to provide this additional clarity to stakeholders by developing or updating a series of information documents related to the current authoritative documents. The AESO wishes to ensure that it has considered the perspectives of interested stakeholders prior to the finalization of the content of these information documents.
Amendments to information documents
The AESO values stakeholder input and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. The AESO reviewed and considered this stakeholder feedback as well as the conclusions and rationale set out in the short-term market implementation requirements overview and the short-term operating reserves qualification and technical requirements and Alberta reliability standards overview documents to update and develop a series of information documents.
The updated or newly developed series of information documents provides additional clarity in consideration of energy storage. To serve as a guide, the AESO developed Information Document #2020-013, Energy Storage Guide, which lists the information documents that have been updated or developed and provides general information applicable to all energy storage proponents. The updated or newly developed series of information documents can be found in the Information Documents section of our website.
Additionally, the AESO revised the Overview of ESR – OR Qualification & Technical Requirements and ARS Applicability document to reflect updated diagrams and calculations. This updated overview document can be found in the Materials section below. The AESO’s summary of responses and updates to the feedback received is available here.
Clarity that cannot be provided within the current legislative and authoritative document structure will be considered as part of the long-term storage integration phase outlined in the AESO Energy Storage Roadmap. It is expected that the AESO’s longer term storage work will result in changes to the authoritative documents, both to provide specific clarity as it relates to storage and to consider the uniqueness of energy storage.
We value stakeholder input and we thank you for sharing your perspectives with us.
Short-term OR qualification and technical requirements and ARS
The AESO developed an overview of the short-term qualification and technical requirements for energy storage facility participation in the operating reserves (OR) market. Applicability of Alberta Reliability Standards (ARS) to energy storage facilities is also considered in this overview document.
We value stakeholder input and thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. All stakeholder submissions, in their original state with personal information redacted, are posted below. [Posted: May 29, 2020]
Short-term market implementation requirements
The AESO developed an overview of the short-term market implementation requirements for energy storage facility participation in the energy and operating reserves (OR) markets.
We value stakeholder input and thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. All stakeholder submissions, in their original state with personal information redacted, are posted below. [Posted: May 4, 2020]
- ABO Wind Canada Ltd.
- AltaLink Management Ltd.
- Canadian Solar Industries Association
- Canadian Wind Energy Association
- Capital Power
- Chapman Ventures Corporation
- EDF Renewables Development Inc.
- Energy Storage Canada
- ENMAX Corporation
- Greengate Power Corporation
- Lionstooth Energy
- Nutana Power Ltd.
- RMP Energy Storage Inc.
- Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
- TERIC Power
- TransAlta Corporation
- TransCanada Energy Limited
- Turning Point Generation
- Utilities Consumer Advocate
- ES Summary Response Letter [Posted: June 19, 2020]
- Overview of ESR – OR Qualification & Technical Requirements and ARS Applicability [Updated: June 19, 2020]
- OR and ARS Stakeholder Comment Matrix [Posted: April 23, 2020]
- Overview of Short-term Market Implementation Requirements for Energy Storage Participation [Posted: April 9, 2020]
- Short-term Implementation Stakeholder Comment Matrix [Posted: April 9, 2020]