Application 28906-A001

Hearing expected to take place in late fall, 2024.


The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the independent utilities regulator will be considering an application by Enfinite for the construction and operation of a 100-megawatt battery storage facility called Laramide Battery Storage Facility. This application has been filed under Section 13.01 and 18 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act.

Additional information about the application:

  • The Project would be located at SE-18-19-27-W4M in Foothills County, Alberta, northwest of the AltaLink owned Foothills 237S Substation, on previously disturbed land owned by Enfinite.
  • The Project is expected to be interconnected through a 240-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to the Foothills 237S Substation.
  • During periods of low demand on the electrical system, the Laramide BSF would pull electricity from the system and charge the batteries. The batteries would add reliability to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES), including responding at times of higher demand, or during outages of other system elements.
  • The total name plate capacity of the Project is 100 MW. The batteries can discharge at a maximum rate of 100 MW for four (4) hours providing a total storage capacity of 400 MWh.

Components of the Project would include:

  • 105 lithium-ion battery modules with inverters
  • One 240-kV transformer
  • 27-kV to 34.5-kV transformers
  • Control building (with associated protection and controls equipment)
  • Fencing
  • Access and internal roadways
  • Underground power/control cables

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, Chad Bergeron, if you believe an information session is necessary.

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:

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 28906 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Laramide Battery Storage Facility Application