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Electricity Players and their Values

ELECTRICITY PLAYERS AND THEIR VALUES

 

 

The big utilities

1)     Maximize shareholder value

a.     compensation for stranded assets

b.     maximize profits from current and future assets

2)    Avoid going bankrupt during the transition from coal

3)    Future certainty

 

The Government

1)    Phase out coal as quickly as technically possible

a.     Public health

b.     Climate change

2)    Avoid costly payouts to the corporations

3)    Avoid litigation regarding stranded assets

a.     Prolongs the phase out

b.     Possibly costly

4)    Get re-elected

a.     Avoid the label “anti-corporation”

5)    Avoid precedent-setting “stranded asset” payout in regards to future climate change actions

6)    Orderly phase out allowing for planning of new generation to replace the coal

7)    Future certainty

 

The Citizens of Alberta

1)     Phase out coal as quickly as technically possible

a.     Public health

b.     Climate change

2)    Keep electricity prices as low as possible

3)    Avoid tax increases pertaining to costly payouts

4)    Reliable electricity system

5)    Future certainty