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Capital Power Generation Services Inc. Cancellation of Genesee Generating Station Units 4 and 5, AUC Decision 25656-D01-2020

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Facilities – Cancellation of Generating Station Units


In this decision, the AUC responded to a request from Capital Power Generation Services Inc. (“Capital Power”) to rescind Approval 23963-D02-2018 to construct and operate units 4 and 5 of the Genesee Generating Station. The AUC found that rescission of the approval was in the public interest.

Background

Pursuant to Approval 23963-D02-2018 Capital Power had approval to construct and operate units 4 and 5 of a power plant designated as the Genesee Generating Station, located approximately 30 kilometres southwest of Stony Plain (the “Project”).

Pursuant to section 22 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act, Capital Power provided formal notification to the AUC that it would not be proceeding with the Project and requested that the Project’s power plant approval and associated directions be rescinded.

AUC Findings

The AUC acknowledged that Capital Power confirmed no adverse environmental impact would be caused by the proposed cancellation of the Project and that stakeholders would be notified in accordance with the requirements of Rule 007.

Based on the information provided, the AUC found that rescission of the approval was in the public interest. Pursuant to section 8 of the Alberta Utilities Commission Act, the AUC rescinded Capital Power’s Approval 23963-D02-2018, to construct and operate units 4 and 5 of the Genesee Generating Station.

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