Effective January 1, 2008, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) has been realigned into two separate regulatory bodies:
- the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), which regulates the oil and gas industry, and
- the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), which regulates the utilities industry.
The ERCB regulates the safe, responsible, and efficient development of oil, natural gas, oil sands, and coal, and as well as the pipelines to move the resources to market. Regulation is done through two core functions: adjudication and regulation, and information and knowledge. ERCB approval must be given at almost every step of an energy project’s life.