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TransAlta Alberta Hydro Inc. has filed applications to construct and operate a battery energy storage power plant development in the Ghost Lake area
Written evidence deadline: September 23, 2022
Decision expected: To be determined
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The AUC is reviewing applications from TransAlta Alberta Hydro Inc. to construct and operate a 180-megawatt battery energy storage power plant in the Ghost Lake area, designated as the WaterCharger Battery Storage Project. The AUC issued a notice of hearing on May 16, 2022.
The power plant would be located in the southeast quarter of Section 13, Township 26, Range 6, west of the Fifth Meridian, approximately 15 kilometres west of the town of Cochrane. The map below identifies the applied-for location by TA Alberta Hydro Inc.
The AUC will host a virtual oral hearing, commencing on August 3, 2022, at 10 a.m. to review the applications and submissions in this proceeding. The virtual oral hearing will be held remotely using a video conferencing 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.
The AUC will also hold a test session on July 26, 2022, at 10 a.m., so that any technological issues can be detected and resolved in advance of the hearing. All hearing participants are required to participate in the test session. AUC staff will contact the hearing participants and will send email invitations that include the link to access the test session and hearing.
The AUC has established the following process to consider the applications:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 27109 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.