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 has cancelled the virtual oral hearing for Proceeding 26707, which was scheduled to commence on October 18, 2022, via web conference and has established a new process schedule for the filing of written submissions. After certain interveners withdrew their objections, Enerfin filed a motion to cancel the virtual oral hearing. The Commission issued a ruling on September 28, 2022, and issued a notice of hearing cancellation to cancel the oral hearing and establishing a new process schedule for the filing of written submissions. The ruling is available on Proceeding 26707 as Exhibit 26707-X0292.

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.

​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