Inaugural Stakeholder Symposium | June 27, 2023

CLOSED: This event has concluded.

Thank you to all stakeholders who attended the AESO's Inaugural Stakeholder Symposium whether it was in-person or via Livestream. The Livestream recording is now available. You may follow the recording along with the Stakeholder Symposium presentation slides.


Transformation in our sector continues to unfold at an unprecedented pace. Novel approaches will be required by leadership teams across the electricity sector to advance complex challenges the industry is facing.

On June 27, 2023, the AESO livestreamed its inaugural Stakeholder Symposium, which brought together members of the AESO executive team and their counterparts from industry to discuss the AESO’s current key priorities and how these priorities are inter-related, as well as how various AESO-led initiatives are intended to address the reliability and affordability challenges posed by a rapidly evolving electricity system.

This symposium provided an important forum for AESO leadership to discuss critical issues facing the electricity sector with their industry counterparts. These novel approaches are important for continuing to foster the innovation and collaboration necessary for industry to collectively tackle the significant challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Highlights from the agenda included a keynote address by Mike Law, President and CEO, on how the AESO is taking action now to address critical issues facing our sector. We will also share immediate and planned actions that the AESO is taking to ensure Albertans will continue to benefit from a reliable grid and efficient market. Topics covered will include actions to improve frequency response, the AESO’s approach to Most Severe Single Contingency (MSSC), Montana-Alberta Tie Line (MATL) HVDC converter next steps, the launch of Market Pathways to evolve our market, and key updates on transmission system projects, our long-term transmission plan, and the new connection process.


Although in-person attendance was limited to senior leaders, all AESO stakeholders were able to view the symposium via livestream. This enabled the AESO to be inclusive of broader participation by other interested members of our stakeholder community. Throughout the session, all attendees were able to submit their questions via the Mentimeter platform.


The agenda, presentation and livestream recording can be found under AESO Materials.

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