High River Peaking Power Plant Project

High River Peaking Power Plant Project

The AUC is reviewing applications for a 19.9-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in the High River area​


The Alberta Utilities Commission is reviewing applications from Signalta Resources Limited for the High River Peaking Power Plant Project. The AUC issued a notice of application on December 17, 2020 and a and a notice of hearing on March 10, 2021.​  

Signalta Resources Limited has applied to construct and operate a 19.9-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant designated as the High River Peaking Power Facility​ in the southwest quarter of Section 13, Township 19, Range 29, west of the Fourth Meridian. The project would be located on previously disturbed land and consist of 16 individual natural gas-fired generators. Signalta also applied to connect the proposed power plant to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System via the FortisAlberta Inc. electric distribution system.

The map below identifies the boundary of the plant applied for by Signalta Resources Limited.


The AUC's facility decision index is also available to assist stakeholders in researching issues that are raised frequently during proceedings that consider applications for power plants (including wind, hydro and solar), transmission lines, gas utility pipelines and other facilities. This tool can be used to help stakeholders understand how the AUC has viewed s​imilar issues in previously issued decisions.

How to participate​

If you wish to participate in this proceeding, please log in to the eFiling System, go to Proceeding 26127, and register to participate under the “registered parties” tab and file a submission. Alternatively, please contact us at 310-4282 or info@auc.ab.ca for more information or assistance with filing your submission. The lead application officer, Kloria Wen, can also be contacted at 403-592-4367 or b​y email at kloria.wen@auc.ab.ca​.​ Submissions were due January 15​, 2021.​

The eFiling System​

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 info@auc.ab.ca 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 26127​​​ in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.

Proceeding 26127              Register

Application status: under review

 ​Virtual hearing: April 12-13, 2021​​

Location: Online meeting ​


 Written submissions deadline: January 15, 2021


Decision expected: Summer 2021​


AUC contact: Kloria Wen
 403-592-4367 or kloria.wen@auc.ab.ca​

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 Signalta Resources Limited contact: John Stueck 403-265-5091 or john.stueck@signalta.com

Chesterman Professional Services Inc. contact: Dean Chesterman ​403-669-6051 or ChestermanPSI@shaw.ca​


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