Solar – Facilities
In this decision, the AUC approved the application from Concord Monarch GP2 Ltd. (“Concord”) to amend its power plant approval and finalize its generation equipment for the Monarch Solar Project.
In Decision 25711-D02-2020, Concord had been granted approval to construct and operate the Monarch Solar Project Power Plant. Concord applied to reduce the land required for the power plant. Concord further submitted its final selection of generation equipment.
The AUC found that the amendments and the application met the requirements of Sections 11 and 12 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Regulation.
The AUC accepted the results of the solar glare assessment submitted by Concord, which indicated that the project amendments would decrease or eliminate glare at all transportation routes and all dwellings, except two dwellings, and that the glare increases at these two dwellings would be small. The AUC accepted the overall conclusion of the solar glare assessment that the project is unlikely to create hazardous glare conditions for nearby dwellings or transportation routes.
Pursuant to sections 11 and 19 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act, the AUC approved the application from Concord Monarch GP2 Ltd.