Welcome to the Alberta Emission Performance Credit (EPC) Registry operated by CSA Group in coordination with the Government of Alberta, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas.
Alberta was the first province in Canada to develop legislation regulating greenhouse gas emissions requiring large industrial emitters to report their emissions and take actions to make mandatory reductions. This legislation, set requirements for facilities emitting greenhouse gases a year to reduce emissions as of July 1, 2007.
The Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) was implemented July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2017. The Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR) replaced the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation on January 1, 2018.
The Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) regulation replaces the Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR) on January 1, 2020. Updated regulations and publications are available on the Government of Alberta website at:
The TIER regulation applies to facilities that emitted 100,000 tonnes CO2e or more per year of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in 2016, or a subsequent year.
A facility with less than 100,000 tonnes CO2e per year may be eligible to opt-in to the TIER if it competes against a facility regulated under the TIER regulation, or emits 10,000 tonnes CO2e or more per year and belongs to a sector with high emissions intensity and trade exposure.
The purchase of Alberta-based emission performance credits (EPC) is one of the compliance options for regulated entities under the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Regulation in Alberta. This compliance mechanism is issued, tracked and managed by the Alberta EPC Registry using an online, publically accessible, platform. EPCs are generated by a regulated facility that reduce greenhouse gas emissions below their reduction target specified in the Regulation. One tonne of CO2e reduced is equal to one EPC. EPCs are revocable licenses which can be banked, transferred or retired by facilities subject to the Regulation to meet their reduction requirements.
In order for facilities and any associated facilities to generate EPCs, they must submit their compliance reports and be issued EPCs from the Government of Alberta on the EPC Registry before the EPCs can be used as a compliance option.