Companies or organizations that intend on building and operating any power plant with a capability of more than 10 megawatts must obtain approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission. This includes renewable power plants such as wind and solar farms. Applicants are required to compete a number of steps, outlined in Rule 007, before submitting a request for approval of a power plant application. The most notable requirements for renewable power plant applications that may be required are:
Power plants generating less than five megawatts from renewable or alternate fuel sources intended to meet all or a portion of the generators consumption is micro-generation and does not require AUC approval.
Although this is not an exhaustive list, some of the organizations that must be involved in the proposal and development of a renewable power plant in Alberta are, or may be: