Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) Bulletins

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) Bulletins

Alberta Tariff Billing Code Rules -Rule 004

This rule as amended was approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission on December 21, 2017,
and is effective January 1, 2018.
Update: Version 2.2
This document can be referred to as version 2.2 of AUC Rule 004: Alberta Tariff Billing Code
Rules (Rule 004). Rule 004 is an operational document that defines the business processes and
mechanics of how timely and accurate tariff bill-ready information is to be produced and
transmitted to retailers by electricity and natural gas distributors for distribution and system
access service in Alberta. The rule also defines how retailers must operate to facilitate the
transmittal of tariff bill-ready information.
 
A consultative process is used to identify improvements and revisions that need to be made to
Rule 004 to keep the rule relevant and reflective of the requirements of the retail electricity and
natural gas market. AUC staff incorporates recommended changes into a draft version of a
revised Rule 004. Stakeholders are then provided the opportunity to comment on the draft
version to ensure the proposed wording and changes reflect the requirements of the industry.
Commission approval is obtained for the revised rule once the industry comments are received
and reviewed. Commission approval is sought by the end of the calendar year with
implementation during the following year.
 
This lag between the approval date and the implementation date is to recognize that the approved
revisions to Rule 004 will require industry stakeholders to make changes to their business
processes and information technology systems in order to be compliant. The lag provides these
entities the time to develop, implement and test their internal changes so that there is no
disruption in the business processes once the revised changes are to take effect.
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