Before the AER formed in 2013, our predecessor (the Energy Resources Conservation Board, or ERCB) would sometimes appoint examiners from its senior staff to conduct hearings. The examiners would submit a report to the ERCB, and it would make a decision.
Until 2001, these decisions were published separately from other decision reports. The ERCB called these publications examiner reports. After 2001, no distinction was made in the naming of decisions, and all reports were classified as decision reports.
The following reports are historical. Since the formation of the AER, examiners are no longer appointed to conduct hearings.