Alberta's utility watchdog pleased with TransAlta ruling
The head of Alberta's Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) is pleased with a ruling Monday that TransAlta deliberately triggered outages at power plants at peak times to drive up electricity rates and profit from the increase. Harry Chandler had leveled the accusation, and in Monday's decision, the Utility Commission agreed. While TransAlta believed the practice was allowed, the commission ruled it should have further discussed the issue with the MSA before implementing the plan. Chandler says...