The electricity market in Alberta, Canada, is undergoing substantial change with a move away from coal and toward substantial renewable energy sources. Navigant's Cliff Hamal and Chris Ring discuss electricity market design issues that can either support, or slow, this transformation. This is not a debate over energy policy, but instead a technical discussion of electricity market design features that can have significant implications for the implementation of these policy goals. Competition is critical, but the path toward embracing competition for the benefit of consumers is not always clear. Further, market design features can also play an important role related to other policy objectives, such as consumer costs, the environment and the transition of labor corresponding to the resource changes.