Lanfine North Wind Power Plant Connection Project

Lanfine North Wind Power Plant Connection Project

The AUC is reviewing applications for transmission development in Beaver County and in the Oyen area​





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Overview​

​​The Alberta Utilities Commission is reviewing applications for the Lanfine North Wind Power Plant Connection Project in Proceeding 26176. The AUC issued a notice of application​ on January 15​​, 2021 and a notice of written hearing​ on March 17, 2021.​ 

The Alberta Electric System Operator has applied for approval of the need to construct electric transmission developments to connect the approved Lanfine North Wind Power Project to the transmission system in the Oyen area.

AltaLink Management Ltd. and ATCO Electric Ltd. have applied, in separate applications, to construct facilities to meet the need identified by the Alberta Electric System Operator.

AltaLink Management Ltd. has requested approval to:

  • Construct approximately four kilometres of telecommunications fibre-optic cable from an exiting splice box on ATCO Electric Ltd.'s Eastern Alberta Transmission Line Structure 391 to AltaLink's existing North Holden 395S Substation.
  • Install and upgrade protection and control, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and telecommunications equipment to implement the remedial action schemes (RAS) as specified in the AESO functional specification.​​

The map below identifies the route for the fibre-optic cable applied for by AltaLink Management Ltd. Detailed maps can be found in the eFiling system or by visiting the AltaLink Management Ltd. website.

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ATCO Electric Ltd. has requested approval to:

  • Construct approximately 13 kilometres of new 144-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to connect the approved Buffalo Bird 601S Substation to the existing Lanfine 959S Substation.
  • Alter the Lanfine 959S Substation by adding one 144-kV circuit breaker with associated disconnect switch.

The map below identifies the route options applied for by ATCO Electric Ltd. The AUC may either approve ATCO Electric Ltd.'s preferred or alternate route. Detailed maps can be found in the eFiling system.

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Virtual information session

A video is available​ to provide information about how you may become involved in this proceeding and the funding which may be available to you to support your position, which includes costs for legal representation and expert witnesses.​​

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 pipeline​s 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 26176, and register to participate under the “registered parties” tab to view submissions. 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, Laura Fukuda, can also be contacted at 403-592-4388 or b​y email at laura.fukuda@auc.ab.ca. The deadline for submissions was February 16​, 2021.

Written hearing process schedule 

The AUC ​has decided to convene a written hearing to consider the application and has established the following process schedule: 

Process stepDate
Intervener information requests (IRs) to ATCO Electric Ltd.
March 29, 2021
ATCO Electric Ltd. IR responses
April 5, 2021
Intervener written evidence
April 19, 2021
IRs to intervener
April 28, 2021
Intervener IR responses
May 5, 2021
ATCO Electric Ltd.’s written reply evidence
May 12, 2021
​Written final argument from intervener and ATCO Electric Ltd.
​May 19, 2021
Written reply argument from intervener and ATCO Electric​ Ltd.
​May 26, 2021

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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 26176​​​​ in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.

Proceeding 26176               Register

Application status: under review

 Written submissions deadline: February 16, 2021

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Decision expected: Summer 2021​

 

AUC contact: Laura Fukuda
 403-592-4438 or laura.fukuda@auc.ab.ca​

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 Alberta Electric System Operator contact: Brenda Hill 403-539-2850 or need.applications@aeso.ca

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 AltaLink Management Ltd. contact: Michelle Lemieux 403-267-5909 or regulatory@altalink.ca

 ATCO Electric Ltd. contact: Foster Karcha 587-991-9753 or facilityapp@atcoelectric.com​​

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