Learn About Energy Regulation
The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of how energy is regulated in Alberta.
The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) was created more than seven decades ago to ensure that the development of our resources occurs in a safe and responsible manner that serves the public interest. Today, these principles continue to guide the ERCB in its quest to become the best non-conventional regulator in the world by 2013.
Regulators from around the globe visit to learn how we effectively regulate our complex energy industry. They discover that the ERCB’s business approach, strong technical expertise, and innovation are setting global regulatory standards. Our employees represent the best in technical expertise, responsibility, and innovation.