Farmers' Advocate Office: Energy, Utilities, and Surface Rights

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 The Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO) is a resource for all stakeholders affected by energy and utility developments. Staff at the FAO are able to provide information on legislation and policy, advise on your rights, responsibilities, and negotiations. The resources provided by the FAO are designed to help empower rural Albertans with awareness and knowledge.

Renewable Energy in Alberta
Originally released in spring 2017, this publication is designed to assist landowners who are negotiating to lease land for a wind or solar development.

New Developments & Negotiations
The FAO does not provide advice on compensation amounts for energy or utility projects, but this section may be useful to anyone hoping to better understand how compensation is structured under the Surface Rights Act or the process for unpaid rentals with the Surface Rights Board (SRB). This section also includes information on trending issues such as option to purchase agreements, promises to "top off" compensation, rental reductions, and selling surface rights.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Suspension, Abandonment, & Reclamation
Freehold Owners
Well Water Replacement or Restoration Program (WWRRP)
Useful Links
Legislation, Regulation & Policy
Who Should I Contact?

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Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO)
#305, 7000 - 113 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6
Telephone: 310-FARM (3276)
Fax: 780-427-3913
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This information published to the web on November 6, 2006.
Last Reviewed/Revised on September 7, 2017.