Industrial system designations

Industrial system designation decisions

Decisions designating an electric system as an industrial system

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The AUC may designate an electric system as an industrial system (ISD), meaning a system intended to provide an internal supply of electricity to a particular industrial operation. When deciding whether to grant an ISD, the AUC considers the criteria in Section 4 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act, including efficiency of the electricity grid and economical supply of generation. 

The issues typically considered in ISD decisions include:

  • Whether ISD criteria met whether system meets criteria in section 4 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act.
  • Consultation – includes adequacy, scope of consultation with landowners, other interested parties.
  • Property impacts – includes property value, agricultural impacts, business impacts, future development impacts.
  • Noise includes noise impact assessment, post construction monitoring.
  • Environment – includes wildlife, plants, native prairie, water and water crossings, emissions.
  • Uncontested – applications with no outstanding objections, or objections were received and the AUC determined that the parties did not meet the test for standing.

 

Decisions for reference

  
  
  
  
  
Issues
  
25117-D01-2020TA Kaybob 3 Generation Facility Inc.; SemCAMS Midstream ULCKaybob 3 Generation Facilities Project25117Power plant, substation, ISDISD criteria
21541-D01-2016ATCO Power Canada Ltd.Williams Alberta PDH Complex 96-MW Strathcona Cogeneration Power Plant, 240-kV Substation and Industrial System Designation21541ISD, Power Plant, SubstationEnvironment, Electrical effects, Noise, Uncontested, ISD criteria
21718-D01-2016Suncor Energy Operating Inc.Fort Hills Industrial System Designation Amendment21718ISD AmendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
20907-D01-2015Brion Energy CorporationMacKay River Commercial Project Industrial System Designation Amendment20907ISD AmendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
20484-D01-2015Pembina NGL CorporationRedwater Industrial System Designation Amendment20484ISD AmendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
20386-D01-2015Syncrude Canada Ltd.Alteration to Cogeneration Units G3 and G5 in the Mildred Lake Plant Site20386ISD AmendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
20115-D01-2015Pembina NGL CorporationRedwater Industrial System Designation Amendment20115ISD AmendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
2014-329Shell Canada LimitedScotford Industrial System Designation Amendment3157ISD amendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
2014-274Shell Canada LimitedScotford Industrial System Designation Amendment3157ISD amendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
2014-265Pembina NGL CorporationRedwater Industrial System Designation Amendment 138-kilovolt Circuit Breaker Addition3399ISD amendmentUncontested, ISD criteria
2014-143Canadian Natural Resources LimitedHorizon Industrial System Designation Amendment3160ISD amendmentUncontested, ISD criteria

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