Notice Re: Stakeholder Comments on "Draft" Revised MSA Investigation Procedures

March 26, 2008

NOTICE TO: MARKET PARTICIPANTS

Re: Stakeholder Comments on ‘Draft’ Revised MSA Investigation Procedures

On February 6, 2008 the MSA notified stakeholders that it had commenced a Stakeholder Consultation Process in relation to revised MSA Investigation Procedures being contemplated by the MSA.  The MSA commenced the discussions by publishing a ‘Strawdog Draft’.

In accordance with the Stakeholder Consultation Process, and based upon comments received on the Strawdog Draft, on March 5, 2008 the MSA published a revised ‘Draft’ version of the proposed MSA Investigation Procedures upon which interested parties were invited to provide comment.

Comments were received from five parties 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 Draft.  Those comments can be found through the following link(s):

EPCOR Comments

IPPCA Comments

IPPSA Comments

TransAlta Comments

TransCanada Comments

The MSA is considering the comments received and anticipates providing a formal response when it publishes the revised MSA Investigation Procedures.  That step is anticipated to occur on or before April 4, 2008.

The Project Schedule for the Stakeholder Consultation Process will be set out at each stage, and will be updated as applicable.  For clarity, the process is currently in the ‘Decide’ stage (see attached Project Schedule).

Interested parties can track this process through the Current Stakeholder Consultations link on the MSA website home page: 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”


W.W. (Wayne) Silk
Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer
Market Surveillance Administrator.

Created: 3/26/2008