Energy sector regulations

Both the federal and provincial government are involved in energy regulation in Alberta. Businesses who want to invest in Alberta's energy sector should review both federal and provincial regulations.

Alberta energy regulations

Find information about acts and regulations that are enforced by Alberta Energy.

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Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) regulates the development of Alberta's energy resources.

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Alberta sustainable resource development

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) encourages the balanced and responsible use of Alberta's natural resources.

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Federal energy laws

Find out about federal legislation that may apply to proposed energy projects or investments with international or inter-provincial elements.

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Environmental legislation

Environmental legislation regulates the impact of business activities on the environment.

Generally, federal and provincial environmental regulatory requirements are harmonized. If an environmental assessment of a proposed project is required under both provincial and federal legislation, one cooperative assessment can take place. This reduces duplication and makes the process more efficient.

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Alberta Geological Survey
Alberta Geological Survey provides geology information to help with the exploration, development and conservation of Alberta's resources

Alberta Industrial Heartland
The Alberta Industrial Heartland area covers 300 square kilometres to the northeast of Edmonton, Alberta in Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County and Lamont County. It is home to one of Canada's largest concentrations of petroleum, refining, petrochemical and chemical processors.