In early 2016, responding to shifts in societal values at the provincial, national and international levels, the Government of Alberta mandated the elimination of coal-related carbon emissions, effectively setting a course to retirement of the present coal generation capacity by 2030. That capacity is to be replaced by renewable generation plus natural gas generation. This is an ambitious change agenda with considerations of technological change, investment attraction and construction logistics. ACR decided to contribute to the public discourse with strategic perspectives from resource sector companies which include large power consumers as well as large coal, gas and renewable power producers.
The following White Papers are an invitation to all stakeholders to engage in the dialogue – the odds for a successful transition are greatly increased when all the players are contributing expertise, wisdom and commitment at every step.
Paper #1 | Powering Alberta - Overview
Paper #2 | Maintaining Investor Confidence
Paper #3 | Learning from the Experiences of Other Jurisdictions
Paper #4 | Planning an Orderly Transition
Please click here to download the papers.