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Check out the Alberta Energy Regulator Video Series to learn what the Alberta Energy Regulator is all about and how they help support the energy industry in Alberta.

 

Topics covered in this series:

  • The Alberta Energy Regulator and what they do
  • The Oils Sands
  • Alberta Pipelines
  • The Core Research Centre
  • The Alberta Geological Society
  • Hydraulic Fracturing

 

Figure 1. Water drop and brass tap. [Photo]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/167_4006012/1/167_4006012/cite

Figure 2. Oil sand. [Photograph]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/132_1355210/1/132_1355210/cite

Meet the Alberta Energy Regulator

Alberta Energy Regulator website:http://www.aer.ca

"What is the Alberta Energy Regulator?

The Alberta Energy Regulator, or AER, provides for the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of energy resources.  This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans. " (Governance Fact Sheet, March 2014, para. 1)

"How is the AER structured?

The AER's governance structure is designed to benefit both from strong corporate oversight and from independent adjudication. The corporate, operational, and governance responsibilities have been separate from adjudicative functions (i.e. hearings on energy applications); this is a significant change from the previous model where these functions were combined." (Governance Fact Sheet, March 2014, para.2)

Alberta Energy Regulator.(March 2014). Alberta Energy Regulator - Governance Fact Sheet. Retrieved from http://www.aer.ca/documents/enerfaqs/Governance_FS.pdf.

 

 

Figure 3. Grass and trees along the shoreline of a pond with the clouds and sunset reflected in the water; Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. [Photograph]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/312_677874/1/312_677874/cite

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