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WR2 Wind GP Corp. Alter Eagle Butte 274S Substation, AUC Decision 27479-D01-2022

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Electricity – Facilities


WR2 Wind GP Corp. (WR2 Wind) applied to alter and operate Eagle Butte 274S Substation.


Pursuant to ss. 14, 15, and 19 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act, the AUC approved the application to construct and operate the Substation and issued Substation Permit and Licence 27479-D02-2022.

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, 15, and 19.

Pertinent Issues

The substation alteration would reduce the footprint of the substation from two hectares to 0.375 hectares and would involve a minor relocation of the substation.

The AUC found that the alterations will generally result in lower impacts than the approved substation. The alterations will reduce the amount of equipment, and the size of the substation, and will relocate the substation away from an ephemeral drainage. The AUC consequently approved the application.

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