Hearing in progress: Westlock Solar Project Power Plant and Interconnection (Proceeding 28587)

Proceeding 28847  Register

Applications 28847-A001 to 28847-A002

Commencement of virtual hearing: To be determined

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Eastervale Solar Inc. has applied to construct and operate a 300-megawatt solar power plant along with a 200-megawatt utility-scale battery energy storage facility, located in portions of eight quarter sections within townships 39 and 40, Range 8, west of the Fourth Meridian, approximately 10 kilometres southwest of the village of Hughenden.

In association with the solar power plant and battery energy storage system, Eastervale Solar Inc. has also applied to construct and operate a collector substation located in the southwest quarter of Section 2, Township 40, Range 8, west of the Fourth Meridian. The applications have been filed under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act. 

Further information about the proceeding is available through the AUC’s eFiling System under Proceeding 28847.


Hearing information

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the independent utilities regulator, will be considering the power plant, substation and battery energy storage system development applications in Proceeding 28847. Hearing dates will be communicated in due course.

To learn more about the review process, or for more information about how you may become involved in this proceeding, please contact us or visit the following webpages:

Participant information session 

The AUC holds information sessions to provide information about how to have your say and become involved in its proceedings. The AUC is prepared to provide a telephone or virtual session about options for participating in this proceeding and the local intervener funding that may be available to you to support your participation, if requested by individuals or groups interested in the proceeding. An information session for this proceeding will be held on June 13, from 2-3 p.m. You can register to partake in the information session here.

Summarized process schedule

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

Process step Date
Virtual information session June 13, 2024, 2 p.m.
Deadline for submissions indicating your wish to participate in the proceeding June 21, 2024
Interveners’ information requests (questions) to applicant deadline July 12, 2024
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requests July 26, 2024
Interveners’ written evidence deadline August 9, 2024
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidence August 23, 2024
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requests September 6, 2024
Applicant’s reply evidence deadline September 13, 2024
Commencement of hearing To be determined

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 28847 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Eastervale Solar + Energy Storage Project