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AER Bulletin 2019-33 – Review of AER Industry Levy Methodology

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is currently 100 per cent funded by industry and is authorized to collect funds through an administrative fee levied on energy development projects and activities. As a detailed review of the methodology used to calculate the levy has not occurred since 2006, we will be undertaking a review to examine how the levy is currently calculated.

To help inform this work, we will be soliciting stakeholder feedback to identify potential changes to the levy methodology. In early 2020, we will establish a joint committee with industry stakeholders to garner feedback.

The committee will examine a range of factors, including the types of facilities, activities, and sectors currently included in the levy calculation. The review will identify potential options for change in both the short and long terms. Further details of the levy methodology review will be announced in early 2020.

The levy methodology review will not affect the current administrative fee levy announced on November 29, 2019.

If you have any questions or comments about this bulletin, contact the Customer Contact Centre by telephone at 1-855-297-8311 or by email at inquiries@aer.ca.