An Analysis of Costs Awarded by the Alberta Energy Regulator

43 Pages Posted: 18 May 2017  

Shaun Fluker

University of Calgary - Faculty of Law

Eric Dalke

Independent

Date Written: May 2017

Abstract

This paper looks at the authority of a statutory tribunal to make a costs award in favour of a party appearing before it. In particular, we examine the legislative framework governing the authority of the Alberta Energy Regulator to make a costs award in favour of a participant in an energy project hearing. We also disseminate the results of our empirical analysis on how the Regulator has exercised its discretion to award costs that compensate a hearing participant for the fees incurred to retain a lawyer and experts in the hearing process.

Keywords: Administrative Law, Costs, Energy Development

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Fluker, Shaun and Dalke, Eric, An Analysis of Costs Awarded by the Alberta Energy Regulator (May 2017). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 55, (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2970340

Shaun Fluker (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - Faculty of Law ( email )

Murray Fraser Hall
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

Eric Dalke

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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