Talk AER

We're listening!

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) staff live and work in communities across Alberta, from Medicine Hat in the south to High Level in the north and numerous places in between. AER staff know their neighbours, understand local issues, and can be counted on to respond to community concerns. Talk AER is just one more way that the AER connects with their community.

Be a part of our online community!

To get the most out of AER-led online engagement, we encourage you to register to become part of our online community. Registration is one-time only and allows you to:

  • Complete surveys and provide comment on open engagement initiatives
  • Get e-mail notifications on upcoming engagements

To register:

  • Please click on the Registration bar on the right side of this page
  • On the next page, complete the registration form and click on the Register button at the bottom of the Log in box that appears

We're listening!

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) staff live and work in communities across Alberta, from Medicine Hat in the south to High Level in the north and numerous places in between. AER staff know their neighbours, understand local issues, and can be counted on to respond to community concerns. Talk AER is just one more way that the AER connects with their community.

Be a part of our online community!

To get the most out of AER-led online engagement, we encourage you to register to become part of our online community. Registration is one-time only and allows you to:

  • Complete surveys and provide comment on open engagement initiatives
  • Get e-mail notifications on upcoming engagements

To register:

  • Please click on the Registration bar on the right side of this page
  • On the next page, complete the registration form and click on the Register button at the bottom of the Log in box that appears
  • Integrated Decision Approach

    6 months ago
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    The Integrated Decision Approach is a new approach to regulate energy development. It gives clarity to how decisions are made and allows for integrated decision-making, consistent reviews, and technology-enabled processes.

    There are many components to the Integrated Decision Approach, with the main concepts being;

    • Transparency and information-sharing
    • Integrated application, review, and decision processes
    • Risk-informed approach across the life cycle of a project

    The Integrated Decision Approach is a new approach to regulate energy development. It gives clarity to how decisions are made and allows for integrated decision-making, consistent reviews, and technology-enabled processes.

    There are many components to the Integrated Decision Approach, with the main concepts being;

    • Transparency and information-sharing
    • Integrated application, review, and decision processes
    • Risk-informed approach across the life cycle of a project
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

    11 months ago
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    ADR helps parties come together to resolve issues and disputes. The goal of an AER-facilitated meeting and/or mediation is to help parties explore and understand each other’s interests and, together, develop acceptable solutions.

    Have you participated in an alternative dispute resolution process facilitated by AER staff?

    Click to share your ADR experience with us!

    ADR helps parties come together to resolve issues and disputes. The goal of an AER-facilitated meeting and/or mediation is to help parties explore and understand each other’s interests and, together, develop acceptable solutions.

    Have you participated in an alternative dispute resolution process facilitated by AER staff?

    Click to share your ADR experience with us!

  • Area Based Regulation

    11 months ago
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    ABR is the AER’s proposed new approach to developing and enhancing the rules and practices used to regulate energy development. This approach seeks to make geographically specific rules and practices that consider the unique environmental, energy resource, and community conditions in each area, collaborating with the people who live, work, and recreate in each area to develop the rules and practices.

    ABR is the AER’s proposed new approach to developing and enhancing the rules and practices used to regulate energy development. This approach seeks to make geographically specific rules and practices that consider the unique environmental, energy resource, and community conditions in each area, collaborating with the people who live, work, and recreate in each area to develop the rules and practices.

  • Alberta Methane Reduction

    about 1 year ago
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    Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan includes four key areas in which the Government of Alberta is moving forward:

    • Phasing out emissions from coal-generated electricity and developing more renewable energy
    • Implementing a new carbon price on greenhouse gas emissions
    • A legislated oil sands emission limit
    • Employing a new methane emission reduction plan

    As the single regulator for energy development in Alberta, the AER is working collaboratively to develop and implement an efficient and effective regulatory framework that achieves the Government of Alberta’s methane emissions reduction outcome of 45 per cent by 2025.

    Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan includes four key areas in which the Government of Alberta is moving forward:

    • Phasing out emissions from coal-generated electricity and developing more renewable energy
    • Implementing a new carbon price on greenhouse gas emissions
    • A legislated oil sands emission limit
    • Employing a new methane emission reduction plan

    As the single regulator for energy development in Alberta, the AER is working collaboratively to develop and implement an efficient and effective regulatory framework that achieves the Government of Alberta’s methane emissions reduction outcome of 45 per cent by 2025.

  • Multistakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC)

    almost 2 years ago
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    This committee is made up of representatives from AER stakeholder groups who receive updates and information about the AER's regulatory change and transformation initiatives at regularly scheduled meetings.

    The MSEAC online engagement project is restricted to committee members only. If you are a committee member please click the image or header to access MSEAC project page.

    This committee is made up of representatives from AER stakeholder groups who receive updates and information about the AER's regulatory change and transformation initiatives at regularly scheduled meetings.

    The MSEAC online engagement project is restricted to committee members only. If you are a committee member please click the image or header to access MSEAC project page.

  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Tailings Regulatory Management

    almost 2 years ago
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    The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is made up of representatives from industry, environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs), First Nations, Métis, municipalities, community-based groups with a direct interest in tailings management, and the AER.

    The TAC online engagement project is restricted to committee members only. If you are a committee member please click the image or header to access TAC project page.

    If you are not a delegate member of the TAC and you would like to know more about the work the committee is undertaking, please visit Directive 085 on aer.ca

    The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is made up of representatives from industry, environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs), First Nations, Métis, municipalities, community-based groups with a direct interest in tailings management, and the AER.

    The TAC online engagement project is restricted to committee members only. If you are a committee member please click the image or header to access TAC project page.

    If you are not a delegate member of the TAC and you would like to know more about the work the committee is undertaking, please visit Directive 085 on aer.ca