Alberta’s energy sector is vast and complex; it’s our job to make sure companies develop oil, natural gas, oil sands, and coal resources responsibly. We work hard to protect public safety and the environment, and to ensure that anyone with concerns about development can have their voice heard.
Holding Industry Accountable
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of the AER and Orphan Well Association’s (OWA’s) appeal of the Redwater decision.
Our industry performance program holds companies accountable for their actions and helps ensure that energy resources are developed in a safe and responsible manner.
Our Compliance Dashboard details our work to respond to and investigate incidents, enforce the rules, and ensure that companies comply with our rules.
Read our 2019/20 Annual Report
Our latest annual report is now available. Stories, videos, and images highlight what we’ve been up to and what we’ve accomplished over the past year.
Giving Albertans a Voice
We ensure that there are lots of opportunities get involved in the discussion about energy development and regulation.
We are looking at new ways to engage with indigenous communities across the province.
Let us know if something is happening at an energy operation or site that could have a negative impact on public safety or the environment.
Protecting the Environment
We are committed to monitoring the environmental impacts of energy development and protecting what matters to Albertans: land, water, air, and biodiversity.
Our work includes allocating and conserving water, managing public lands, monitoring industry activity, and assessing environmental risk of proposed energy projects. Learn more: