Proceeding 27216  Register

Application status: under review

Written evidence deadline: September 27, 2022​
Decision expected: to be determined

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Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission will be holding a hearing to consider a power plant amendment application and submissions received in Proceeding 27216. The AUC issued a notice of hearing on August 15, 2022. 

Concord Coaldale GP2 Ltd. has applied to amend the Coaldale Solar Project by adding a 21‑megawatt battery energy storage system. The Coaldale Solar Project, currently under construction, is located in the northwest quarter of Section 7, Township 10, Range 19, west of the Fourth Meridian, and the southeast quarter of Section 12, Township 10, Range 20, west of the Fourth Meridian, approximately seven kilometres north of the town of Coaldale.

The battery energy storage system would be wholly located within the existing fenceline of the Coaldale Solar Project. The battery energy storage system would charge primarily from on-site solar production and discharge to the FortisAlberta Inc. distribution system, with the ability to also charge from the FortisAlberta distribution system. The application was filed under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act.

Further information about the proceeding is available through the AUC’s eFiling System under Proceeding 27216.

Hearing information

The AUC will be holding a hearing to review the applications and submissions received to consider the electric transmission development applications in Proceeding 27216. The hearing will commence on October 31, 2022 at 10 a.m.

If you intend to present evidence at the hearing, you must submit your written evidence by September 27, 2022 and be present at the commencement of the hearing. Your written evidence should include your statement about your intended level of participation, including whether you or your representative will:

  • Attend the hearing.
  • Cross-examine any of the applicant’s witness panels.

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.”

Summarized process schedule

The AUC has established the following process to consider the applications:

Process stepDate
Interveners’ information requests (questions) to applicant deadlineSeptember 6, 2022
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requestsSeptember 15, 2022
Interveners’ written evidence deadlineSeptember 27, 2022
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidenceOctober 6, 2022
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requestsOctober 18, 2022
Applicant’s reply evidence deadlineOctober 25, 2022
Hearing test sessionOctober 24, 2022, 2 p.m.
Commencement of hearingOctober 31, 2022, 10 a.m.

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 27216 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Coaldale Solar Project Battery Energy Storage System Addition