Proceeding 28086  Register

Application 28086-A001

Decision expected: To be determined

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The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the independent utilities regulator, held a hearing from November 27 to 29, 2023 to review the application and submissions received to consider the solar power plant development application in Proceeding 28086.

Abacus Power Ltd. applied for approval to construct and operate an 18-megawatt solar power plant and to connect the power plant to the ATCO Electric Ltd. 25-kilovolt distribution system.

The power plant would be located on 133 acres of privately owned agricultural land located in the north half of Section 8, Township 32, Range 23, west of the Fourth Meridian, approximately 2.26 kilometers northeast of the town of Three Hills, in Kneehill County.

Further information about the proceeding is available through the AUC’s eFiling System under Proceeding 28086.

Hearing Information

The AUC held a hearing from November 27-29, 2023, to review the applications and submissions received to consider the solar power plant development applications in Proceeding 28086.

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
Virtual information session request May 31, 2023
Information requests (questions) to applicant by interveners
(persons granted standing by the AUC)
June 19, 2023
Applicant’s response to information requests from interveners July 6, 2023
Interveners’ written evidence deadline July 28, 2023
Information requests to interveners about intervener evidence August 11, 2023
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requests August 28, 2023
Applicant’s reply evidence deadline September 7, 2023
Virtual hearing test session November 20, 2023, at 2 p.m.
Commencement of hearing November 27, 2023 at 10 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 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 28086 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.​

Three Hills Solar Project