A Just Transition?
Lessons from Alberta on the Deregulation of the Electricity Industry
In 1995 the Alberta government followed the example of Margaret Thatcher in Britain, and began to deregulate Alberta's electricity industry. Defying critics, the government promised Albertans lowered electricity prices and more stable supplies once electricity was subjected to the competitive pressures of the marketplace.
We are paying a high price for free trade. The 49th Parallel is vanishing, creating a new integrated continental oil and gas market in which Canadian energy industries are used to feed an ever-growing American demand.
EPCOR in a Deregulated Electricity Industry
This study extends examines EPCOR’s standing in the throes of the deregulation of Alberta’s electricity industry. It finds that EPCOR provides remarkable value to the City of Edmonton, and despite unexpected shifts in regulatory positions by the Alberta government, this value is likely to hold in the medium and long term.
The Open and Shut Case Against Privatizing EPCOR
The study presented here is a business analysis of the issue of whether or not Edmonton City Council should proceed with the sale of EPCOR.