Stakeholder Responses to Draft

July 18, 2006


To: Market Participants

Re: Stakeholder Engagement – Principles and Process

On June 23, 2006 the MSA issued a Notice and a related “Draft” Proposal for stakeholder comment regarding the following:

1. Definition of explicit Principles for Stakeholder Engagement;

2. Definition of a proposed Project Stage Framework; and

3. Definition of a specific Process for Developing MSA Guidelines.

Stakeholder comments on the Draft have been received from:

·        EPCOR Utilities Inc.

·        Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate

As contemplated by the consultation process set out in the Draft Proposal, the MSA is publishing the stakeholder comments received.

see attached

The project has now moved to the DECIDE stage.  The next communication from the MSA will be the release of the finalized ‘Principles for Stakeholder Engagement, and a Common Framework, for MSA Public Projects’ on July 28, 2006.  It is anticipated this will be the final stage in the project framework.

We welcome and appreciate your involvement in these matters.

Yours truly,

“Original signed”

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