Proceeding 27788  Register

Applications 27788-A001 and 27788-A002

Commencement of virtual hearing: April 9, 2024, starting at 10 a.m.

Decision expected: To be determined

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The AUC will be holding a hearing to review the power plant and substation development applications from Saamis Solar Park Limited, a part of the DP Energy group, who has applied to construct and operate a 325-megawatt solar power plant, designated as the Saamis Solar Park, and the associated Grian 1056S Substation. 

The project would be located on approximately 662 hectares of privately owned land within the urban limits of the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Specifically, the project would be located within portions of sections 11, 12 and 13 of Township 13, Range 6, west of the Fourth Meridian, and within portions of sections 7 and 18 of Township 13, Range 5, west of the Fourth Meridian.

The proposed Grian 1056 Substation would be located in the southeast quarter of Section 13, Township 13, Range 6, west of the Fourth Meridian.

Hearing Information

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the independent utilities regulator will be holding a hearing to review the applications and submissions received to consider the solar power plant development applications in Proceeding 27788. The previously suspended hearing will now begin on April 9, 2024, at 10 a.m. 

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:

Summarized process schedule

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

Process step Date
Applicant’s deadline to respond to interim information requirements October 27, 2023
Interveners’ and AUC’s deadline to file information requests to applicant regarding interim information requirements November 10, 2023
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requests November 24, 2023
Interveners’ deadline to amend written evidence December 15, 2023
Applicant’s and AUC’s deadline to file information requests to interveners about amended evidence January 5, 2024
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requests January 19, 2024
Applicant’s reply evidence deadline February 2, 2024
Test session April 3, 2024, 10 a.m.
Virtual oral hearing – Medicine Hat Concerned Citizens and Medicine Hat Land Developers April 9, 2024, at 10 a.m. and April 11 to 12, 2024, at 9 a.m.
Virtual oral hearing – Journey Energy Inc April 16, 2024, at 9 a.m.
Applicant’s written argument due April 23, 2024
Interveners’ written response argument due April 30, 2024
Applicant’s written reply argument due May 7, 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 eFiling 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 27788 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Saamis Solar Park