Proceeding 27486  Register

Application status: under review

Written evidence deadline: October 25, 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 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.

Please contact the lead application officer, Allan Anderson at 403-592-4438 or allan.anderson@auc.ab.ca by August 15, 2022 if you want to participate in an information session.

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 25, 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
Virtual information session requestAugust 15, 2022
Statements of intent to participateAugust 29, 2022
Information requests (questions) to applicant by interveners (persons granted standing by the AUC)September 26, 2022
Applicant response to information requests from intervenersOctober 12, 2022
Interveners’ written evidenceOctober 25, 2022
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidenceNovember 7, 2022
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requestsNovember 21, 2022
Applicant’s reply evidence deadlineNovember 28, 2022
HearingTo 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 27486 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Foothills Solar Project