Proceeding 26893  Register

Application status: completed

Decision: 26893-D01-2022, issued July 8, 2022

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Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved applications from Saturn Power Inc. to construct and operate the Springbrook Solar Power Plant Project. The AUC issued a notice of hearing for the project on March 28, 2022.

Green Cat Renewables Inc., on behalf of Saturn Power Inc., has been approved to construct and operate the Springbrook Solar Project and to connect it to the FortisAlberta Inc. electric distribution system. The project will consist of a solar photovoltaic power plant with an installed capacity of up to 20 megawatts.

The project will be sited on approximately 92 acres of cultivated land within Red Deer County, approximately 1.8 kilometres northwest of the hamlet of Springbrook. The proposed project will be sited adjacent to the Red Deer Regional Airport on land owned by the airport and a private landowner. More specifically, the project will be located on the northwest, northeast and southeast quarters of Section 23, Township 37, Range 28, west of the Fourth Meridian. ​

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Virtual hearing​

The AUC held a virtual hearing to review the application and submissions received to consider the solar power plant development application in Proceeding 26893 from May 25 to May 27, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you want 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 “Have your say” or under “Review process.”

Summarized process schedule

The AUC established the following process to consider the application:

Process stepDate
Interveners’ information requests (questions) to applicant deadlineApril 7, 2022
Applicant’s deadline to respond to information requestsApril 14, 2022
Interveners’ written evidence deadlineApril 25, 2022
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidence deadlineMay 2, 2022
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requestsMay 12, 2022
Applicant’s reply evidence deadlineMay 19, 2022
Commencement of hearingMay 25, 2022

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 26893 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Springbrook Solar Power Plant Project