Proceeding 27906  Register

Applications 27906-A001 and 27906-A002

Commencement of virtual hearing: To be announced

Decision expected: Winter 2024

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The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the independent utilities regulator, will be holding a hearing to review the applications and submissions received concerning the power plant and substation applications in Proceeding 27906. The AUC issued a notice of hearing on June 23, 2023.

Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. has applied to construct and operate a 350 megawatt solar power plant, designated as the Granum Solar Energy Project, and the associated Champion 1110S Substation (collectively, the project). The project would be located on approximately 1,450 acres of privately owned, cultivated land, approximately 11.5 kilometres southeast of the town of Claresholm, as shown in the attached map. 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 27906.

Hearing Information

The AUC will be holding a hearing to review the application and submissions received to consider the solar power plant development applications in Proceeding 27906. The hearing date is being rescheduled and will be announced in due course.

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 step Date
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requests July 31, 2023
Interveners’ written evidence deadline August 22, 2023
Information requests to interveners September 7, 2023
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requests September 22, 2023
Applicant’s reply evidence deadline October 10, 2023
Virtual hearing test session To be announced
Commencement of virtual hearing To be announced

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 27906 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Granum Solar Energy Project