AUC hearing in progress.

Proceeding 27486  Register

Application status: under review

Commencement of virtual hearing: January 9, 2023

Decision expected: To be determined

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The Alberta Utilities Commission is reviewing applications from Foothills Solar Limited Partnership, by its general partner Foothills Solar GP Inc., for approval to construct and operate a 150-megawatt solar power plant and its associated collector substation, Prairie Sun 1037S Substation, collectively referred to as the Foothills Solar Project. The AUC issued a notice of hearing on July 26, 2022. On December 7, 2022, the AUC issued a ruling to adjust the hearing schedule. 

The AUC will be holding a hearing to review the applications and submissions received to consider the electric transmission development applications. The hearing will begin on January 9, 2023 at 10 a.m.

The map below identifies the applied-for area by the Foothills Solar GP Inc., which includes the project boundary and substation location which will be considered in this proceeding.

Participant information

For more information about how you may become involved in this proceeding, please contact us or visit our website and review the information on the AUC’s Review process for facility applications web page.

If you intend to present evidence at the hearing, you must submit your written evidence by October 28, 2022 and be present at the commencement of the hearing.

Summarized process schedule

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

Process stepDeadline date
Applicant’s information requests to G. Wagner concerning his updated evidenceDecember 9, 2022
Applicant’s reply evidence deadline (except for environmental matters)December 9, 2022
Virtual hearing test sessionDecember 13, 2022, at 10 a.m.
G. Wagner’s deadline to respond to information requestsDecember 13, 2022
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requestsDecember 16, 2022
Commencement of virtual hearingJanuary 9, 2023, at 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 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 27486 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Foothills Solar Project