Proceeding 26707  Register

Application status: under review

Submission deadline: September 7, 2022

Decision expected: To be determined

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Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) is reviewing applications from Enerfin Energy Company of Canada Inc. to construct and operate the Winnifred Wind Power Plant Connection Project.

The AUC issued a notice of application​ for the project on September 1, 2021, and a notice of amended application on June 14, 2022.

Enerfin Energy Company of Canada Inc. has applied to:

  • construct and operate ​a new approximately 25-kilometre, 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, to be designated as Transmission Line 498L.
  • connect Enerfin’s proposed Winnifred Wind Power Project to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System, via Enerfin’s proposed Holsom 1054S Substation.

On May 27, 2022, Enerfin amended its application to propose a new route along Highway 523, Township Road 120 and Highway 3. Enerfin had previously proposed a transmission line route along Township Road 114 and Highway 3 but has eliminated this route from consideration as part of its amendment.

AltaLink Management Ltd. has applied to:

  • connect the existing Bullshead 523S Substation to proposed Transmission Line 498L.
  • upgrade the Bullshead 523S Substation to accommodate this proposed connection.​

Virtual hearing

The AUC will be holding a virtual hearing to review the applications and submissions received to consider the electric transmission development applications in Proceeding 26707. The hearing will take place virtually on October 18 to October 20, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you intend to present evidence at the virtual hearing, you must submit your written evidence by September 7, 2022, and be present at the commencement of the hearing. Your written evidence should include your statement about your intended level of participation, including whether you or your representative will:

  • Attend the hearing.
  • Cross-examine any of the applicant’s witness panels.

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.”

How to participate​

If you wish to participate in this proceeding, please log in to the eFiling System, go to Proceeding 26707, and register to participate under the “registered parties” tab and file a submission. Alternatively, please contact us at 310-4282 or info@auc.ab.ca for more information or assistance with filing your submission. The lead application officer, Trevor Richards, can also be contacted at 403-592-4469 or by email at trevor.richards@auc.ab.ca.

Summarized process schedule

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

Process stepDate
Interveners’ information requests (questions) to applicants deadlineAugust 16, 2022
Applicants’ deadline to respond to information requestsAugust 24, 2022
Interveners’ written evidence deadlineSeptember 7, 2022
Information requests to interveners deadlineSeptember 15, 2022
Interveners’ deadline to respond to information requestsSeptember 29, 2022
Applicants’ reply evidence deadlineOctober 6, 2022
Commencement of hearingTuesday, October 18, 2022 at 9 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 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 26707 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Winnifred Wind Power Plant Connection Project