Proceeding 28753  Register

Applications 28753-A001 to 28753-A003

Decision expected: Summer 2024

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The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the independent utilities regulator, has cancelled the hearing to review the electric power plant and transmission development and industrial system designation applications in Proceeding 28753. The AUC issued a notice of hearing cancellation on April 15, 2024.

Strathcona Resources Ltd. has applied to construct and operate a new substation, amend the existing power plant approval for a capacity increase of 67.5 megawatts of power, and amend the existing industrial system designation for the internal electric system serving the Lindbergh steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project operations. The applications have been filed under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act.

Additional information about the application:

  • The SAGD central processing facility is located in the southwest quarter of Section 25, Township 58, Range 5, west of the Fourth Meridian, approximately 24 kilometres southeast of Bonnyville, Alberta.
  • The power plant amendment would consist of adding three 22.5-megawatt natural-gas fired cogeneration units.
  • The new Garnier Lake 1064S Substation would consist of three step-up transformers, circuit breakers, and other associated substation equipment.
  • All proposed development would occur within the existing SAGD central processing facility boundary.
  • The industrial system designation amendment would consist of updating the order to reflect the new
    equipment at the power plant and the new substation.

The map shows the location of the SAGD central processing facility.

Further information about the proceeding is available through the AUC’s eFiling System under Proceeding 28753.

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, Hussain Shamji by April 24, 2024, if you want to participate in an information session.

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Summarized process schedule

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

Process step Date
Information requests to applicant March 15, 2024
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requests March 25, 2024
Interveners’ written evidence deadline April 4, 2024
Information requests to interveners April 12, 2024
Interveners deadline to respond to information requests April 23, 2024
Applicant’s reply evidence deadline May 1, 2024
Test session May 15, 2024
Commencement of virtual hearing June 5, 2024

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 28753 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Lindbergh SAGD Power Plant, and Industrial System Designation Amendment and New Substation