Assessment of AESO Transmission Cost of Service Analysis

Tue Oct 31 15:24:00 EST 2006
By Dr. Hethie Parmesano, Veronica Irastorza, et al.

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) is in the process of updating its transmission cost-of-service methods and rate structures to reflect the evolving industry structure and transmission system conditions. In this report for AESO, a NERA team led by Special Consultant Dr. Hethie Parmesano reviews the latest AESO transmission cost-of-service studies, analyzes stakeholder comments on particular issues addressed in the AESO studies, and provides recommendations on sub-functionalization, classification, and cost recovery methods for bulk and local transmission wires costs. The report also provides information on cost-of-service methods and rate structures adopted for transmission wires costs in other jurisdictions, including regions with transmission systems similar to those in Alberta.