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Acestes Power ULC has applied to construct and operate a 23.2-megawatt solar power plant, designated as the Ponoka Solar Project, and to connect the power plant to the FortisAlberta Inc. distribution system, under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act. The project would be located on the northwest quarter of Section 22, Township 43, Range 25, west of Fourth Meridian, on approximately 161 acres of privately owned, cultivated land, approximately three kilometers northeast of the town of Ponoka. The project area is shown in the map below.

On May 28, 2024, the Alberta Utilities Commission placed this proceeding into abeyance. 

Further information about the proceeding is available through the AUC’s eFiling System under Proceeding 28725.

Hearing information

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Summarized process schedule

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

Process step Date
Application to file additional evidence May 3, 2024
interveners’ information requests (questions) to applicant deadline May 24, 2024
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requests June 7, 2024
Interveners’ written evidence deadline June 24, 2024
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidence July 8, 2024
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requests July 26, 2024
Applicant’s reply evidence deadline August 12, 2024
Commencement of hearing To be determined

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 28725 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Ponoka Solar Project