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Proceeding 27589 Register

Application status: under review

Decision expected: To be determined

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The Alberta Utilities Commission is reviewing applications from Nova Solar G.P. Inc. to construct and operate the 150-megawatt Nova Solar Power Plant and associated Nova 1005S Substation. The project would be located on approximately 1,280 acres (518 hectares) of private, cultivated land in Wheatland County, Alberta, approximately two kilometres west of the hamlet of Carseland.

Nova Solar has also applied to construct and operate a new eight-kilometre-long, 240-kilovolt transmission line, to be designated as Transmission Line 927AL. The new transmission line would connect the power plant project to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System through Nova Solar’s proposed Nova 1005S Substation. AltaLink Management Ltd. has applied for approval to connect existing Transmission Line 927L to proposed Transmission Line 927AL and to alter Transmission Line 927AL to accommodate this proposed connection. AltaLink has also applied to install one new telecommunications tower (up to 29 metres tall) at the Nova 1005S Substation.

The AUC issued a revised notice of hearing for this project on November 16, 2022, and issued a letter of rescheduled virtual hearing on November 22, 2022.

Further information about the proceeding is available through the AUC’s eFiling System under Proceeding 27589.

Participant 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.

Hearing information

The AUC will be holding a virtual hearing to review the applications and submissions received to consider the power plant and electric transmission development applications in Proceeding 27589. The hearing will commence on March 20, 2023, at 9 a.m.

The virtual oral hearing will be held remotely using a videoconferencing platform. Participants are responsible for ensuring that they have access to all documentary evidence filed on the record of the proceeding, either through the eFiling System or in their preferred format.

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 “Get involved”.

Summarized process schedule

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

Process step Due date
Participant submissions regarding transmission connection applications December 6, 2022
Interveners’ information requests (questions) to applicants (Nova Solar G.P. Inc. and/or AltaLink Management Ltd.) deadline December 19, 2022
Applicants’ deadline to respond to information requests January 9, 2023
Interveners’ written evidence deadline January 23, 2023
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidence February 6, 2023
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requests February 16, 2023
Applicants’ reply evidence deadline March 1, 2023
Test session March 8, 2023, 10 a.m.
Commencement of hearing March 20, 2023, 9 a.m.

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 27589 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Nova Solar Power Plant and Transmission Connection Project