Proceeding 27486  Register

Application status: under review

Written evidence deadline: October 28, 2022​

Decision expected: To be determined

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Overview

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.

The AUC will be holding a hearing to review the applications and submissions received to consider the electric transmission development applications. Further information about the hearing will be announced through the AUC’s eFiling System and website in mid-September.

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
Interveners’ written evidence deadlineOctober 28, 2022
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidenceNovember 10, 2022
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requestsNovember 25, 2022
Applicant’s reply evidence deadlineDecember 9, 2022
Virtual hearing test sessionDecember 13, 2022, at
10 a.m.
Commencement of virtual hearingJanuary 4, 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 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 27486 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Foothills Solar Project