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Alberta Electricity Demand Continues to Grow, System Remains Reliable

Alberta Electricity Demand Continues to Grow, System Remains Reliable

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AESO Connects More Than 1,400 MW to Grid in 2014…

New All-Time Record Peak Set Early in the Season

New All-Time Record Peak Set Early in the Season

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/21/13 -- For the second time this week, Alberta--s demand for electricity reached an all-time high of 10,677 megawatts (MW) at 6 p.m. yesterday."Winter is typically the time of year when we see the highest demand on Alberta--s power system," says Mike Law,…

AESO Issues Public Appeal for Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

AESO Issues Public Appeal for Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/13 -- The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is asking all Albertans to reduce their use of electricity.The situation is due to a combination of high demand, warm weather and limited wind output. In addition, a planned outage on the British Columbia intertie…

AESO Asks Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

AESO Asks Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/13 -- With the long weekend fast approaching, and a weather forecast that includes above average temperatures across the province, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is encouraging Albertans to conserve energy throughout this period of high electricity demand."Our forecasts are indicating that…

AESO Issues Electricity Load Shed Directive

AESO Issues Electricity Load Shed Directive

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 -- Soaring temperatures drove Alberta--s demand for electricity to exceed the previous summer high of 9,885 megawatts (MW), and demand is expected to continue to increase this afternoon.The record demand for electricity is due to a number of factors, including extremely high…

AESO Issues Public Appeal for Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

AESO Issues Public Appeal for Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/28/13 -- The Alberta Electric System Operator is asking all Albertans to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity due to a number of generator outages and low wind generation. The AESO is importing electricity from B.C. and Saskatchewan to help meet demand.Albertans can…

Alberta Electric System Operator: Ground-Breaking Competition- A New Approach to Meeting the Need for Transmission in Alberta

Alberta Electric System Operator: Ground-Breaking Competition- A New Approach to Meeting the Need for Transmission in Alberta

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 -- The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is launching an innovative new approach that will elevate competition to the province--s electricity transmission industry.For the first time in Alberta, interested parties will have the opportunity to participate in a fair and open…

AESO Issues Public Appeal for Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

AESO Issues Public Appeal for Albertans to Reduce Use of Power

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/09/12 -- The Alberta Electric System Operator is asking all Albertans to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity until 6 p.m. this evening.Higher than average temperatures have pushed the demand for electricity in Alberta to record highs and some generation is unable to…