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EDCA regularly issues several reports and newsletters that are provided on a multi-client subscription basis. These Subscription Products are issued either annually, quarterly, monthly or weekly depending on the periodic nature of the content.

You can also subscribe to the Electricity SMP Predictions (ESP) by fax or email via our paper application forms (Click to download PDF): EDCA Electricity SMP Predictions (ESP) Order Form (2023)

  • Product Category:Forecast Services
  • Issuance Period:Weekly
  • Subscription Includes:50 Issues (per year)
  • Product Delivery: Digital Download
  • Yearly Subscription Options:
    2023* Subscription $12,565.00
    (Week 1-2023 to Week 52-2023)
    2024 Subscription $12,945.00
    (Week 1-2024 to Week 52-2024)
    2025 Subscription $13,335.00
    (Week 1-2025 to Week 52-2025)
  • Purchase Document

*Purchase price represents the 1-time purchase price. GST is applicable to all prices. Prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

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Electricity SMP Predictions (ESP)

Product Description

Let "ESP" guide your electric energy decisions using proven and accepted analytical methodology and procedures.

The Electricity SMP Predictions include:

  • Two-page short-term summary report of the detailed hourly forecast (balance of current year plus 1 year)
  • Electronic data files that include all hourly data
  • Forecast hourly Alberta pool prices derived from a dispatch of all generation unit capacity to meet hourly demand
  • Stochastic price distributions are generated from natural gas price volatility and generation outages through multiple simulations
  • Easy to read graphical representation of electricity pricing information
  • Maintenance schedule for Alberta generation units
  • Monthly Alberta Natural Gas (AECO-C) pricing, monthly peak demand and energy forecast assumptions

Who could benefit from ESP?

  • Generators / Retailers
  • Ancillary Service Providers
  • Price Sensitive Industrial & Commercial Load Customers
  • Marketers / Importers
  • Power Pool Participants
  • Risk Managers or Production Schedulers

Value to the Client:

  • Most economic way to stay on top of the week by week movements in short-term hourly wholesale electricity prices
  • Provides forward hourly price information to assist in your energy procurement or production planning decisions or budget and risk management activities
  • Up-to-date electric price forecasts based on current market supply and demand fundamentals and natural gas price to spot market risk or opportunities

Subscription terms:

Electricity SMP Prediction (ESP)

  • Issued every Monday (except on statutory holidays)
  • 52 consecutive issues (1 year contract)
  • 26 consecutive issues (6 month contract)
  • Single issues available

Note: Report and data file are delivered electronically