Alberta Power Industry Consortium (APIC)

The Alberta Power Industry Consortium (APIC), established under the auspices of the NSERC/iCORE Alberta Power Companies Industrial Research Chair in Power Quality, promotes energy systems research, education, and exchange in Alberta. It consists of all major Alberta utility companies and the University of Alberta:

  • AESO(Alberta Electric System Operator) Operator of Alberta’s transmission system
  • AltaLink, Owner and operator of Southern Alberta’s power transmission system
  • ATCO, Owner and operator of Northern Alberta’s transmission and distribution systems
  • Enmax, Owner and operator of Calgary’s power transmission and distribution systems
  • Epcor, Owner and operator of Edmonton’s power transmission and distribution systems
  • FortisAlberta, Owner and operator of Southern Alberta’s power distribution system.

Established in the fall of 2007 and with the University of Alberta as the coordinating organization, the consortium has four objectives and activities:

  1. to research technical problems of common interest,
  2. to produce more well-trained power engineering graduates,
  3. to support the professional development of current employees, and
  4. to promote technical cooperation and exchange in Alberta’s power utilities.

APIC Mission Statement

Bring Alberta power companies together, with U of A as the coordinating organization, to solve technical problems of common interest, to produce more well-educated graduates, to support professional development of current employees, and to promote cooperation and exchange in Alberta power engineering community.

Click here to download a presentation by APIC chair Barrie Gorrie on the activities of APIC and benefits to industry.