Proceeding 26707  Register

Application status: under review

Submission deadline: July 7, 2022

Decision expected: To be determined

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Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) is reviewing applications from Enerfin Energy Company of Canada Inc. to construct and operate the Winnifred Wind Power Plant Connection Project.

The AUC issued a notice of application​ for the project on September 1, 2021, and a notice of amended application on June 14, 2022.

Enerfin Energy Company of Canada Inc. has applied to:

  • construct and operate ​a new approximately 25-kilometre, 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, to be designated as Transmission Line 498L.
  • connect Enerfin’s proposed Winnifred Wind Power Project to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System, via Enerfin’s proposed Holsom 1054S Substation.

On May 27, 2022, Enerfin amended its application to propose a new route along Highway 523, Township Road 120 and Highway 3. Enerfin had previously proposed a transmission line route along Township Road 114 and Highway 3 but has eliminated this route from consideration as part of its amendment.

AltaLink Management Ltd. has applied to:

  • connect the existing Bullshead 523S Substation to proposed Transmission Line 498L.
  • upgrade the Bullshead 523S Substation to accommodate this proposed connection.​

Virtual information session​

The AUC held a virtual information session on November 18, 2021 to provide information about how interested parties 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.

If you want to learn more about the review process, or for more information about how you may become involved in this proceeding, please contact us or review the information under “Have your say” or under “Review process.”

How to participate​

If you wish to participate in this proceeding, please log in to the eFiling System, go to Proceeding 26707, 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, Trevor Richards, can also be contacted at 403-592-4469 or by email at trevor.richards@auc.ab.ca.

Summarized process schedule

The AUC had previously scheduled a hearing to commence on February 22, 2022, to consider applications for the Winnifred Wind Power Connection Project. On February 15, 2022, the AUC granted a request from Enerfin Energy Company of Canada Inc. to adjourn the proceeding. Accordingly, the AUC will reschedule the hearing to a future date, which will be communicated in due course.​​​

​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 26707 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Winnifred Wind Power Plant Connection Project