Notice Re: Publication of Retail Market Statistics

July 6, 2009

NOTICE TO: MARKET PARTICIPANTS

Re: Publication of Retail Market Statistics

On June 11, 2009, the MSA published a Straw Dog draft concerning the publication of retail market statistics in its various publications.  [Link to original posting] The Straw Dog draft discussed the current level of detail on retail statistics in electricity and natural gas and described some possible changes that could be made on a go-forward basis.  Market participants were invited to provide feedback in two areas:

1. The existing publication of retail market statistics by the MSA and the value to market participants.
2. Three sets of changes that were described in the Straw Dog, plus any others they might wish to suggest.

 

Comments were received from three market participants during the comment period set out in the related Project Schedule.  In accordance with its Stakeholder Consultation Process, the MSA is publishing the comments received on the Straw Dog draft:

Direct
Nexen
ENMAX

The MSA is considering the comments received and will formally respond to them when it publishes the revised Draft Publication of Retail Market Statistics.  That step is anticipated to occur on July 17, 2009.

Interested parties can track this process through the Current Stakeholder Consultations link on the MSA website home page: http://www.albertamsa.ca/.

The generic Stakeholder Consultation Process can be found on the MSA website through the following link: http://www.albertamsa.ca/files/Principles_and_Framework_for_MSA_Public_Projects_-_Revised_01-15-08(2).pdf.

We appreciate your participation in these matters.

Yours truly,

“Original signed”

Mike Nozdryn-Plotnicki
Manager, Market Monitoring
Market Surveillance Administrator.