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    Information Documents

    We develop Information Documents to provide guidance regarding AESO Authoritative Documents, which consist of the ISO rules, the Alberta Reliability Standards and the ISO tariff. Information Documents are not authoritative in that they do not contain any requirements that the AESO or market participants must comply with.

    Authoritative Documents are created by the AESO under the authority of the Electric Utilities Act and that statute's regulations and contain binding legal requirements for both market participants and the AESO. In the event of any discrepancy between an Information Document and any AESO Authoritative Document in effect, the AESO Authoritative Document governs.

    The content of Information Documents may include:

    • AESO contact information relating to an AESO Authoritative Document requirement
    • Forms or templates that market participants may use in order to meet the requirements of an AESO Authoritative Document
    • Information, maps, diagrams and examples that may be helpful to market participants

    We create or amend Information Documents when we determine that guidance may be useful to market participants. If an existing Information Document is no longer useful, we will remove it from our website. Market participants are notified of any new, amended or removed Information Documents through the AESO Stakeholder Newsletter.

    It is not our standard practice to post or provide previous versions of Information Documents. We recommend that market participants maintain copies of posted Information Documents if they wish to track the changes to those documents over time. 

    The following diagram illustrates the key steps to developing, amending or removing an Information Document.


    All Information Documents are posted to our website along with the related Authoritative Document(s). Read about the ISO rules, Alberta Reliability Standards and the ISO tariff here:

    Current Information Documents

    Individual Information Documents for ISO Rules and Alberta Reliability Standards

    ID Number ID Name Posting Date


    Acceptable Operational Reasons


    2010-001R Facility Modelling Data and List of Electrical and Physical Parameters for Transmission System Model 2021-07-26
    2010-002R Becoming a Pool Participant 2016-09-28
    2010-003RS Disturbance Monitoring Equipment Locations 2016-09-28
    2010-005R Bulk Transmission Line Technical Requirements 2012-01-01
    2010-006RS PRC-001-AB3-1.1(ii) Protection System Coordination 2017-10-04
    2010-007RS General Operating Practice – Voltage Control 2022-02-03
    2011-001R Available Transfer Capability and Transfer Path Management 2023-03-31
    2011-002R Power Pool Settlement Guide 2022-04-01
    2011-004R Northwest Area Transmission Constraint Management 2019-03-19
    2011-006R Markets Suspension or Limited Markets Operations 2015-04-16
    2011-007R Wind and Solar Power Forecasting 2022-03-31
    2011-008R Northeast Area Transmission Constraint Management 2021-10-27
    2011-010R Supply Surplus 2018-09-04
    2012-001R Aggregated Generating Facility Designation Criterion 2012-02-14

    Communication Telecommunications COM-001-AB-1.1

    Future amended ID #2012-001RS, Communications [Posted: 2023-03-10; Effective: 2024-04-01]

    2012-002R Electric Motor Start Requirements 2012-03-06
    2012-003R Transmission Facility Projects 2012-05-16
    2012-004R Protection System Information 2012-12-31
    2012-004RS Transmission Protection Relay Loadability 2018-12-06
    2012-005R Dispatches 2020-06-19
    2012-005RS Balancing Authority Control 2020-01-24
    2012-006R Adequacy, Supply Shortfall and Energy Emergency Alerts 2023-03-06
    2012-007R Long Lead Time Energy 2023-03-31
    2012-008R Energy Offers and Bids 2021-12-03
    2012-009R Restatements 2020-06-19
    2012-010R Dispatch and Directive Records 2013-01-08
    2012-011R Coordinating Energization, Commissioning, Ancillary Services Testing and Operational Testing 2012-12-31
    2012-012R Coordinating Synchronization, Commissioning, WECC Testing, Ancillary Services Testing, or Operational Testing 2020-09-08
    2012-013R SCADA Technical and Operating Requirements 2021-03-08
    2012-015R Cold Lake Area Transmission Constraint Management 2014-12-18
    2012-016R Fort Saskatchewan Area Transmission Constraint Management 2019-07-11
    2012-017R Crossfield Area Transmission Constraint Management 2016-09-28
    2012-018R Central East Area Transmission Constraint Management 2019-03-19
    2012-028R Synchrophasor Measurement Unit 2020-06-04
    2013-001R Energy Trading System Pool Participant Manual: Submissions 2021-03-29
    2013-003R Outages 2023-05-12
    2013-004R Keephills Ellerslie Genesee Area Transmission Constraint Management 2023-04-03
    2013-005R Operating Reserve 2020-06-19
    2013-006R Regulating Reserve 2018-02-01
    2013-007R Contingency Reserve 2018-02-01
    2013-009R South Area Transmission Constraint Management 2022-03-30
    2014-001R Calgary Area Operations 2014-02-20
    2014-002RS FAC-501-WECC-AB2-1 R1 Identified Transmission Paths 2016-09-28
    2014-003RS System Operating Limits Methodology 2016-10-04
    2015-001R Calgary Area Transmission Constraint Management 2021-01-20
    2015-002R Service Proposals and Cost Estimating 2022-03-04
    2015-003RS Guidance Information for CIP Standards 2022-04-01
    2015-006R Calculation of Pool Price and Transmission Constraint Rebalancing Costs during a Constraint Event 2016-09-28
    2016-001R Battery Energy Storage Facility Technical and Operating Requirements 2020-06-22
    2016-002R Event Notification and Reporting 2018-04-30
    2016-003RS Automatic Time Error Correction Formula 2017-01-24
    2016-004RS CIP-002-AB-5.1 Impact Rating Criteria 2019-10-01
    2016-006 Radial Circuit 2021-02-09

    Requests for Information Regarding Authoritative Documents

    2017-002RS Generator Relay Loadability 2019-09-24
    2017-003RS CIP-004 Clarification 2019-08-28

    FAC-008-AB-3 Facility Ratings


    Automated Dispatch and Messaging System and Voice Communication Requirements

    Future amended ID #2017-00R, Automated Dispatch and Messaging System Requirements [Posted: 2023-03-10; Effective: 2024-04-01]

    2017-013R Model Validation and Reactive Power Report Guidance 2022-01-14
    2018-001R Incidental ISO Rule Amendment 2023-03-31
    2018-003RS System Restoration from Blackstart Resources 2018-06-07
    2018-004RS PRC-019-AB-2 Supplemental Information  2020-12-16
    2018-005R Central West Area Transmission Constraint Management 2019-02-07
    2018-007 CIP-014-AB-2 Guidance Information 2020-03-20
    2018-009 PRC-005 Supplemental Information 2019-07-05
    2018-011 PRC-004 Supplemental Information 2019-04-10
    2018-013 Wind and Solar Power Ramp up Management 2021-03-22
    2018-014R Aggregated Generating Facilities Technical Requirements 2020-06-22
    2018-015R AESO Designation of Generating Units 2018-09-04

    PRC-002-AB-2 Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements

    2018-023 PER-003-AB-1 Clarification of Terms 2018-12-20

    FAC-003-AB1-1 Guidance Information

    2019-046 VAR-002-AB-3 2019-10-30
    2019-047 VAR-501-WECC-AB-1 Additional Information 2019-06-12
    2019-048 VAR-002-WECC-AB-1 2019-06-11

    Section 502.7 Load Facility Technical Requirements


    Reasons for Access Rules and Ports Opening


    AESO Compliance Complaint Information


    Waiver and Variance Requests


    Energy Storage Guidelines


    Bulk Electric System Definition



    Guideline for T-Tap Connections


    Identifying, Protecting and Securely Handling BES Cyber System Information 


    Generating Unit Technical Requirements




    Cyber Security Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems CIP-009-AB-5


    EOP-011 Emergency Operations 


    Alberta Underfrequency Load Shedding Program

    Appendix 1 – Underfrequency Load Shedding Data Reporting Template


    PER-006 Supplemental Information


    PRC-010 Under Voltage Load Shed Program


    Cyber Security - Communication between
    Control Centres


    Operating Personnel Communication Protocols

    Effective: 2024-04-01

    Information Documents for Tariff