Acestes Ventures Project

Acestes Ventures Ltd. 22-megawatt Coaldale Solar Project

Application for a new 22-megawatt solar power plant near the town of Coaldale


The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently considering a project from Acestes Ventures Ltd. to construct and operate a new 22-megawatt solar power plant in the Coaldale area. 

The AUC has cancelled the oral hearing for Proceeding 23821, scheduled to commence in Lethbridge on April 2, 2019, because the two parties granted standing have withdrawn their objections to the project.

In response to its notice of application issued on September 26, 2018 for the proceeding, the Commission received statements of intent to participate from three parties. In a ruling issued on November 29, 2018, the Commission granted standing to two of these parties. The Commission determined that the County of Lethbridge, did not have standing but could participate in the hearing by making a statement, either verbally or in writing, at the hearing. 

The Commission will continue to review the applications and any statements filed by the County of Lethbridge and Acestes Ventures Ltd., without holding a hearing. The Commission may also have additional questions for Acestes Ventures Ltd. Once the Commission has completed its review of the proceeding record, a decision will be issued in due course.


The eFiling System should be accessed to view the applications and the other documents the AUC will be considering in this proceeding. The system is also used to file submissions and evidence to participate in the proceeding.

To create an account, select "New account" and follow the steps to create a user ID and password. If you have any questions about how to use the system please contact us at or 310-4AUC.

Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 23821 in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.

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Proceeding 23821                 Register

Application status: under review

Decision expected: spring 2019


AUC contact: Alex Van Horne
 403-592-4331 or

 Acestes Ventures Ltd. contact: Clyde Carr
403-969-5500 or


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