Why do I need to sign an agreement with EPCOR to produce my own electricity?
Electrical installations, like the addition of solar panels or a power service upgrade, are subject to strict legal and municipal regulations including relevant health and safety legislation. As there is the potential for power to be put on the power grid, the Alberta Utilities Commission Requires you enter into an agreement with your power distributor to become an Independent Power Producer (IPP). This is outlined in AUC Rule 024: Rules Respecting Micro-Generation.
The electrical consultant you hire to build and install your solar panel system will coordinate your IPP agreement with EPCOR.