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Bull Trail Renewables Energy Centre GP Inc. Bull Trail 1143S Substation, AUC Decision 27457-D01-2022

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Facilities – Electricity


Bull Trail Renewables Energy Centre GP Inc. (“Bull Trail GP”) applied to construct and operate the 270-megawatt (“MW”) Bull Trail Wind Power Plant (the “Power Plant”) near Irvine, Alberta. Bull Trail GP applied for permission to construct and operate the Bull Trail 1143S Substation (the “Substation”) to connect the Power Plant to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (“AIES”). The Substation will be located within the boundary of the approved Power Plant and include two 240/34.5-kilovolt (“kV”) transformers, each rated at 120/160/200 megavolt ampere.


The AUC found that approval of the application was in the public interest, as required under s. 17 of the Alberta Utilities Commission Act. The AUC approved the application and granted Bull Trail GP the approval to construct and operate the Substation.

Applicable Legislation

Rule 007: Applications for Power Plants, Substations, Transmission Lines, Industrial System Designations, Hydro Developments and Gas Utility Pipelines

Rule 012: Noise Control

Alberta Utilities Commission Act, SA 2007, c A-37.2 – s. 17.

Hydro and Electric Energy Act, RSA 2000, c H-16 – ss. 14 and 15.

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