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Alberta Regulation 256/2017
An Act to Cap Regulated Electricity Rates
RATE CAP (CITY OF MEDICINE HAT) REGULATION
Filed: December 19, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 149/2017) on 
December 18, 2017 pursuant to section 6 of An Act to Cap Regulated Electricity 
Rates. 
Table of Contents
	1	Interpretation and application
	2	Beginning date, specified rate classes 
and applicable rate per kWh for the 
purposes of section 3(b) of the Act
	3	Determination of reference, reimbursement 
and billing rates
	4	Determination of payments
	5	Deferral account
	6	Approval of deferral account statement
	7	Payment
	8	Final review and disposition of 
deferral account
	9	Coming into force
Interpretation and application
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means An Act to Cap Regulated Electricity Rates;
	(b)	"approved deferral account statement" means a deferral 
account statement that has been approved by the Market 
Surveillance Administrator under section 6;
	(c)	"billing rate" means the rate determined in accordance with 
section 3(3); 
	(d)	"business day" means a day other than a Saturday or a 
holiday as defined in the Interpretation Act;
	(e)	"Bylaw No. 2244" means the City of Medicine Hat Bylaw 
No. 2244;
	(f)	"City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility" means the City of 
Medicine Hat, or a subsidiary of the City of Medicine Hat, in 
its capacity as the owner and operator of an electric 
distribution system operated in the service area of the City of 
Medicine Hat;
	(g)	"City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate" means 
the applicable rate per kWh determined in accordance with a 
method established by the council of the City of Medicine 
Hat in Bylaw No. 2244, as referred to in section 3(a) of the 
Act;
	(h)	"customer" means 
	(i)	a consumer as defined in Bylaw No. 2244
	(A)	who is in a specified rate class referred to in 
section 2(2)(a), (b), (f), (i), (j) or (n), and
	(B)	who has not elected the Energy Supply Pricing 
[Firm] contract option described in Bylaw No. 
2244, 
			and
	(ii)	a consumer as defined in Bylaw No. 2244 
	(A)	who is in a specified rate class referred to in 
section 2(2)(c), (d), (e), (g), (h), (k), (l), (m), (o) or 
(p),
	(B)	who has not elected the Energy Supply Pricing 
[Firm] contract option described in Bylaw No. 
2244, and
	(C)	whose annual consumption of electric energy 
measured at the point of supply, based on the 
reasonable forecast of the City of Medicine Hat's 
Electric Utility, is expected to be less than 250 
megawatt hours;
	(i)	"deferral account" means the deferral account established 
under section 5;
	(j)	"deferral account statement" means a deferral account 
statement required to be submitted under this Regulation;
	(k)	"final consumption data" means the actual consumption data 
in kWh used by the City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility to 
issue bills to customers;
	(l)	"Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate" means the rate 
determined in accordance with section 3(1);
	(m)	"point of supply" means Point of Supply as defined in Bylaw 
No. 2244;
	(n)	"reimbursement rate" means the rate determined in 
accordance with section 3(2);
	(o)	"service area of the City of Medicine Hat" means the service 
area of the City of Medicine Hat as defined in section 1(4) of 
the Electric Utilities Act;
	(p)	"specified rate class" means a rate class specified under 
section 2(2).
(2)  The definition of "customer" in subsection (1)(h) applies to the 
word "customer" in the Act where the word is used in respect of 
customers of the City of Medicine Hat or a subsidiary of the City of 
Medicine Hat.
(3)  This Regulation applies to the City of Medicine Hat's Electric 
Utility.
Beginning date, specified rate classes and applicable rate 
per kWh for the purposes of section 3(b) of the Act
2(1)  The period referred to in section 3 of the Act begins on January 
1, 2018.
(2)  The following consumer classes as described in Bylaw No. 2244 
are specified as rate classes for the purposes of section 3 of the Act:
	(a)	E.1.1 Residential Services;
	(b)	E.2.1 Farm Services;
	(c)	E.3.1 Small Commercial;
	(d)	E.3.3 Medium Commercial;
	(e)	E.3.2 and E.3.4 Temporary Services during Construction;
	(f)	E.3.5 and E.3.6 Irrigation Services;
	(g)	E.6.1 Unmetered Services;
	(h)	E.7 Rental Lighting;
	(i)	N.1.1 Residential Services;
	(j)	N.2.1 Farm Services;
	(k)	N.3.1 Small Commercial;
	(l)	N.3.3 Medium Commercial;
	(m)	N.3.2 and N.3.4 Temporary Services during Construction;
	(n)	N.3.5 and N.3.6 Irrigation Services;
	(o)	N.6.1 Unmetered Services;
	(p)	N.7 Rental Lighting.
(3)  The billing rate per kWh for a specified rate class for a calendar 
month is the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's applicable rate 
per kWh for that specified rate class for that calendar month for the 
purposes of section 3(b) of the Act.
Determination of reference, reimbursement 
and billing rates
3(1)  The Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate per kWh for a calendar 
month is the average of the residential rates for owners whose 
regulated rate tariffs are approved by the Commission under section 
103(2) of the Electric Utilities Act for that calendar month as posted by 
the Commission on its internet page under the Regulated Rate Option 
Regulation.
(2)  The reimbursement rate per kWh for the City of Medicine Hat's 
Electric Utility for a specified rate class for a calendar month is 
determined as follows:
	(a)	if the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate for the calendar 
month is greater than 6.8 cents per kWh and the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate for that 
specified rate class for the calendar month is greater than the 
Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate, the reimbursement rate 
for the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility for that 
specified rate class for the calendar month is the Medicine 
Hat rate cap reference rate minus 6.8 cents per kWh;
	(b)	if the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate for the calendar 
month is greater than 6.8 cents per kWh and the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate for that 
specified rate class for the calendar month is greater than 6.8 
cents per kWh but is not greater than the Medicine Hat rate 
cap reference rate, the reimbursement rate for the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility for that specified rate class 
for the calendar month is the City of Medicine Hat's Electric 
Utility's regular rate minus 6.8 cents per kWh;
	(c)	if the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate for the calendar 
month or the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular 
rate for that specified rate class for the calendar month is less 
than or equal to 6.8 cents per kWh, the reimbursement rate 
for the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility for that 
specified rate class for the calendar month is 0.
(3)  The billing rate per kWh for the City of Medicine Hat's Electric 
Utility for a specified rate class for a calendar month is determined as 
follows:
	(a)	if the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate for the calendar 
month is greater than 6.8 cents per kWh and the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate for that 
specified rate class for the calendar month is greater than the 
Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate, the City of Medicine 
Hat's Electric Utility billing rate per kWh for that specified 
rate class for the calendar month is the City of Medicine 
Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate minus the reimbursement 
rate;
	(b)	if the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate 
for that specified rate class for the calendar month is greater 
than 6.8 cents per kWh but is less than the Medicine Hat rate 
cap reference rate for the calendar month, the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility billing rate per kWh for that 
specified rate class for the calendar month is equal to 6.8 
cents per kWh;
	(c)	if the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate for the calendar 
month or the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular 
rate for that specified rate class for the calendar month is less 
than or equal to 6.8 cents per kWh, the City of Medicine 
Hat's Electric Utility's billing rate per kWh for that specified 
rate class for the calendar month is equal to the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate.
(4)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall
	(a)	post on an easily accessible internet page the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's billing rate for January 
2018 and each subsequent calendar month to and including 
May 2021 within 5 business days after the commencement of 
the calendar month,
	(b)	ensure that there is a link on the internet page to a historic 
file of the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's previous 
billing rates, if any, for the most recent 12 months, and
	(c)	ensure that the address of the internet page is shown on the 
bill of each customer to whom the billing rate applies, with 
directions that current and historical billing rates may be 
found on the internet page.
(5)  The Commission shall
	(a)	calculate the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate for a 
calendar month, and
	(b)	post the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate for a calendar 
month on the Commission's internet page on the first day of 
the calendar month.
(6)  A Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate posted for a calendar 
month under subsection (5) is final and not subject to change except 
that the Commission may correct an error made in calculating the 
Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate.
Determination of payments
4(1)  In respect of a month during which the City determines electric 
energy charges in accordance with section 3(b) of the Act, the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility may be paid the full difference between
	(a)	the amount the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility would 
charge if the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility 
determined the electric energy charges for the month in 
accordance with section 3(a) of the Act, and
	(b)	the amount the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility 
charges when the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility 
determines the electric energy charge in accordance with 
section 3(b) of the Act.
(2)  The amount payable to the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility 
in respect of a month must 
	(a)	be determined using final consumption data used by the City 
of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility for billing purposes, and
	(b)	be finally reviewed and either confirmed or varied by the 
Market Surveillance Administrator under section 8.
Deferral account
5(1)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall establish a 
deferral account for the purpose of the administration of payments 
under section 4 of the Act.
(2)  Within one month after the end of each calendar month during the 
period beginning on January 1, 2018 and ending on May 31, 2021 that 
the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate is higher than 6.8 cents per 
kWh and the reimbursement rate for one or more specified rate classes 
is a positive amount the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall 
provide to the Market Surveillance Administrator
	(a)	the final consumption data in kWh of customers in each 
specified rate class for the most recent 6 months for which 
that information is available, and
	(b)	a completed deferral account statement for the calendar 
month, in the form prescribed by the Minister, for the Market 
Surveillance Administrator's approval.
(3)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall show the 
following in the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's deferral 
account statement for a calendar month:
	(a)	the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate per 
kWh for the month for each specified rate class;
	(b)	the final consumption in kWh for customers in each specified 
rate class;
	(c)	the Medicine Hat rate cap reference rate;
	(d)	the reimbursement rate for each specified rate class;
	(e)	the billing rate for each specified rate class;
	(f)	zero in respect of each specified rate class for which the City 
of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's regular rate per kWh 
does not exceed 6.8 cents per kWh;
	(g)	the amount determined by the following formula in respect of 
each specified rate class for which the City of Medicine Hat's 
Electric Utility's regular rate per kWh exceeds 6.8 cents per 
kWh:
a = arr x c 
 
where
	a     	is the amount to be shown in respect of that 
specified rate class;
	arr 	is the reimbursement rate for that specified rate 
class;
	c    	is the final consumption in kWh for that month for 
customers in that specified rate class;
	(h)	the total of the amounts shown under clauses (f) and (g), 
including any applicable goods and services tax imposed 
under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (Canada) on those 
amounts.
Approval of deferral account statement
6(1)  The Market Surveillance Administrator may determine the 
process by which it approves a deferral account statement.
(2)  In considering whether to approve a deferral account statement, 
the Market Surveillance Administrator shall confirm the calculation of 
amounts in the deferral account statement.
(3)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall 
	(a)	provide to the Market Surveillance Administrator any records 
or other information the Market Surveillance Administrator 
may require to confirm the information and amounts set out 
in deferral account statements submitted by the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility, and 
	(b)	retain records sufficient to enable the Market Surveillance 
Administrator to audit the deferral account statements 
submitted by the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility.
(4)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall submit a 
corrected deferral account statement for the Market Surveillance 
Administrator's approval under this section if
	(a)	the Market Surveillance Administrator determines that there 
is an error in a deferral account statement or that there has 
been a change in information set out in a deferral account 
statement and the Market Surveillance Administrator requires 
the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility to submit a 
corrected deferral account statement, or
	(b)	the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility determines that 
there is a material error in a deferral account statement or that 
there has been a material change in information set out in a 
deferral account statement.
(5)  The Market Surveillance Administrator must determine whether to 
approve a deferral account statement within 10 business days after 
receiving it.
(6)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall submit a deferral 
account statement to the Minister within 5 business days after the 
deferral account statement is approved by the Market Surveillance 
Administrator.
(7)  On request of the Minister, the Market Surveillance Administrator 
shall review an approved deferral account statement in detail to 
confirm the accuracy of any of the information or amounts set out in 
the deferral account statement.
Payment
7(1)  The amount of a deferral account balance that is payable to the 
City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility as shown in an approved 
deferral account statement shall be paid within 30 days after the 
Minister receives the approved deferral account statement.
(2)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall pay a deferral 
account balance that is repayable to the Government of Alberta as 
shown in an approved deferral account statement within 30 days after 
the deferral account statement is approved by the Market Surveillance 
Administrator.
Final review and disposition of deferral account 
8(1)  The City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility shall apply to the 
Market Surveillance Administrator for a final review and disposition of 
the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's deferral account within 6 
months after May 31, 2021.
(2)  In conducting a final review and disposition of the City of 
Medicine Hat's Electric Utility's deferral account the Market 
Surveillance Administrator shall review the deferral account 
statements submitted by the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility in 
respect of the period beginning on January 1, 2018, and ending on May 
31, 2021, to confirm the information and amounts set out in the 
deferral account statements and determine whether
	(a)		an amount remains owing to the City of Medicine Hat's 
Electric Utility under section 4(1) of this Regulation, or
	(b)		the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility has been overpaid 
an amount under section 4(1) of this Regulation.
(3)  The City shall provide to the Market Surveillance Administrator 
any records or other information the Market Surveillance 
Administrator may require to confirm the information and amounts set 
out in deferral account statements submitted by the City of Medicine 
Hat's Electric Utility.
(4)  If, on a final review, the Market Surveillance Administrator 
determines that an amount is owing to the City of Medicine Hat's 
Electric Utility under section 4(1), the amount shall be paid to the City 
of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility within 30 days after the date of the 
Market Surveillance Administrator's determination.
(5)  If, on a final review, Market Surveillance Administrator 
determines that the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility has been 
overpaid under section 4(1), the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility 
shall repay the amount to the Minister within 30 days after the date of 
the Market Surveillance Administrator's determination.
Coming into force
9   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 3 of An Act to Cap Regulated Electricity Rates.


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Alberta Regulation 257/2017
Municipal Government Act
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION 
(EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: December 22, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MAG:023/17) on December 19, 2017 pursuant to section 370(c) of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Community Organization Property Tax Exemption 
Regulation (AR 281/98) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 23 is amended by striking out "January 31, 2018" 
and substituting "December 31, 2018".


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Alberta Regulation 258/2017
Municipal Government Act
ALBERTA SOCIAL HOUSING CORPORATION  
EXEMPTION REGULATION
Filed: December 22, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MAG:026/17) on December 22, 2017 pursuant to section 370(a) of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Municipal Government Act.
Tax exemption
2(1)  Property that is owned by the Alberta Social Housing 
Corporation is exempt from taxation under section 361(b) of the Act to 
the extent of 100% of its assessment.
(2)  The Community Organization Property Tax Exemption Regulation 
(AR 281/98) does not apply to the exemption from taxation described 
in subsection (1).
Application
3   This Regulation applies to taxation in 2018 and later years.