For the most current information on the requirements for the Alberta Emission Offset System.
This section provides the links to commonly used resources provided by the Government of Alberta. While, the AEOR attempts to maintain this information to be updated, complete and accurate, there may be discrepancies. The most current and final documents are hosted on the Government of Alberta websites.
About Alberta Climate Change Regulation
To find out more about the Alberta Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) regulation click below.
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Federal Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) and Alberta Emission Offset System
To find out more about the Federal OBPS system and review the list of recognized offset programs and protocols go to Environment and Climate Change Canada website by clicking on the link below. All federal participants must review the Guidance (General and Alberta) to ensure adherence to all rules and criteria.
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Alberta Carbon Registries Manual
Specific guidance related to the use of the Alberta Carbon Registries:
  • Alberta Carbon Registries User Manual: click here
  • User Permissions: click here
Guidance Documents
Standards and guidance for project developers, verifiers and protocols developers are provided by the Government of Alberta Environment and Protected Areas on the Alberta Emission Offset System website here.
  • Technical Guidance for Offset Protocol Development and Revision: click here
  • Technical Guidance for the Assessment of Additionality: click here
Quantification Protocols and Supplemental Program Information
Projects registered on the AEOR for the Alberta offset market must follow an approved Government of Alberta Protocol. Find the appropriate approved protocols, protocols in development and other supplemental program information here: 
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Aggregated Planning and Reporting Sheets
Aggregated emission offset projects are required to submit an aggregated project planning sheet (APPS), listing one or more subprojects, with their offset project plan (or updated APPS listing new subprojects), and request each project-specific aggregated project reporting sheet (APRS) from the registry to support each project report and verification report submissions.
Current accepted versioning of the Aggregated Project Planning Sheets is 3.1 (Feb 2019); version 1.0 (Sept 2020) Biomass; version 1.2 (Dec 2022) Vent Gas Reduction.
Aerobic Composting     Planning
Conservation Cropping     Not Available
Distributed Renewable Energy Generation     Planning
Energy Efficiency     Planning
Energy Generation from the Combustion of Biomass Waste Planning
Engine Fuel Management/Vent Gas Capture     Not Available
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fed Cattle     Planning
Nitrous Oxide Emissions Reductions in Agriculture     Planning
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Pneumatic Devices     Planning
Vent Gas Reduction Planning
Waste Heat Recovery     Planning
Wind-Powered Electricity Generation     Planning
Offset Project Templates
Document templates for use with Alberta emission offset projects listed on the Alberta Carbon Registries.
Starting January 1, 2020, the Alberta Emissions Offset Registry will only accept reporting templates and forms using the newest versions including the following:
  • Statutory Declaration: click here
  • Project Plan (version 3.0) click here
  • Project Report (version 3.0) click here 
  • Verification Report (version 3.0) click here