Proceeding 27417  Register

Application status: under review

Written evidence deadline: September 23, 2022​

Decision expected: To be determined

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Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission is reviewing applications from the City of Medicine Hat for approval to construct a new substation and modify an existing transmission line to connect to the substation in the southwest area of the city of Medicine Hat to meet growing electrical needs of the area. The AUC issued a notice of hearing on June 29, 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 routes by the City of Medicine Hat, which includes a preferred route and an alternate route, both of which will be considered in this proceeding. The AUC may approve the preferred route or the alternate route.

Participation

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, Kyle Surgenor at 403-592-4386 or kyle.surgenor@auc.ab.ca by August 19, 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 September 23, 2022 and be present at the commencement of the hearing.

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

Process stepDate (by 4 p.m.)
Participation submissionsAugust 12, 2022
Virtual information session requestsAugust 19, 2022
Information requests (questions) to applicant by interveners (persons granted standing by the AUC)August 26, 2022
Applicant response to information requests from intervenersSeptember 9, 2022
Interveners’ written evidenceSeptember 23, 2022
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidenceSeptember 30, 2022
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requestsOctober 14, 2022
Applicant’s reply evidence deadlineOctober 21, 2022
HearingTBD

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 27417 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

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